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The Good Rat

(2008)
A True Story
A non fiction book by

 
 
The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporter Takes Us Behind the Headlines of New York's Mafia.

Jimmy Breslin can sniff out a story like he can sniff out a rat. Here, he tells a lifetime of anecdotes in his inimitable New York voice, giving us a view through the keyhole of the people and places that define the Mafia--characters like Sammy the Bull, the original snitch, and Gaspipe Casso, named for his weapon of choice; and hangouts like Pep McGuire's, the legendary watering hole where reporters and gangsters (all hailing from the same working class neighborhoods) rubbed elbows and traded stories. But best of all, Breslin captures the moments in which the Mafia was made and broken--Breslin was there the night John Gotti celebrated his acquittal, having bribed his way to innocence.

In The Good Rat, Breslin brings together the most recent, most memorable, and the long forgotten stories to create a sharp-eyed portrait of the mob as it lived and breathed, as it sounded and survived.

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Hardback Editions

January 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Good Rat: A True Story
Author(s): Jimmy Breslin
ISBN: 0-06-085666-1 / 978-1-61554-228-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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Paperback Editions

February 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: THE GOOD RAT: A True Story
Author(s): Jimmy Breslin
ISBN: 0-06-085669-6 / 978-0-06-085669-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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October 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Good Rat: A True Mafia Story
Author(s): Jimmy Breslin
ISBN: 1-84596-366-0 / 978-1-84596-366-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
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February 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Good Rat: A True Story
Author(s): Jimmy Breslin
ISBN: 0-06-136388-X / 978-0-06-136388-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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February 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Good Rat: A True Story
Author(s): Jimmy Breslin
ISBN: 0-06-164986-4 / 978-0-06-164986-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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Audio Editions

January 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Good Rat: A True Story
Author(s): Jimmy Breslin
ISBN: 1-60283-376-1 / 978-1-60283-376-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
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February 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Good Rat: A True Story
Author(s): Jimmy Breslin
ISBN: 0-7927-5326-7 / 978-0-7927-5326-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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February 2008 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Good Rat: A True Story
Author(s): Jimmy Breslin
ISBN: 0-7927-5327-5 / 978-0-7927-5327-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audiogo
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Good Rat: A True Story
Author(s): Jimmy Breslin
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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