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The Gang That Couldn\'t Shoot Straight

The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight

(1969)
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A madcap novel of the sloppiest turf war ever launched by the Brooklyn mob

Kid Sally Palumbo has been a loyal servant to the Brooklyn Mafia for years. His specialty is murder, and he is so skilled at it that he has gotten the attention of Mafia boss Papa Baccala. But unfortunately for Kid Sally, murder pays poorly. He wants to make real dough, to get respect, and to be able to tell his colleagues where to sit when they eat dinner. In short, he wants to be boss. The job would be his for the taking - if only Kid Sally weren't a Grade A moron.

To keep Sally from stirring up trouble, Baccala tosses him an easy assignment: Organize a bicycle race through Brooklyn, and keep the profits. Kid Sally bungles it, setting off a turf war that quickly engulfs the borough. The dimwitted mobsters are masters in the art of murder, and they are about to put on a show.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jimmy Breslin including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 1969 : USA Hardback
Title: The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight
Author(s): Jimmy Breslin
ISBN: 0-670-33396-4 / 978-0-670-33396-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Viking Press
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May 1970 : UK Hardback
Title: Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight
Author(s): Jimmy Breslin
ISBN: 0-09-102080-8 / 978-0-09-102080-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Paperback Editions

March 2001 : USA Paperback
Title: The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight
Author(s): Jimmy Breslin
ISBN: 0-7838-9391-4 / 978-0-7838-9391-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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September 1997 : USA Paperback
Title: The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight: A Novel
Author(s): Jimmy Breslin
ISBN: 0-316-11174-0 / 978-0-316-11174-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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September 1987 : UK Mass Market Paperback
Title: Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight
Author(s): Jimmy Breslin
ISBN: 0-14-010308-2 / 978-0-14-010308-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Select Penguin (Mm)
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January 1972 : UK Paperback
Title: The gang that couldn't shoot straight
Author(s): Jimmy Breslin
ISBN: 0-09-004850-4 / 978-0-09-004850-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

February 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight: A Novel
Author(s): Jimmy Breslin
Publisher: Open Road Media
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