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The Last Mafioso

The Last Mafioso

(1980)
The Treacherous World of Jimmy Fratianno
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The night Jimmy Fratianno became a government witness, not a single Mafia boss slept. As a "made guy" in La Cosa Nostra, Jimmy Fratianno knew their best-kept secrets. A soldier, capo, and ex-boss of the Los Angeles family, involved at the highest levels with bookmaking, gambling, union racketeering, extortion, pornography, and virtually every criminal activity to which organized crime is linked, Fratianno also earned the reputation as the Mafla's top killer in California. Fratianno became the highest-ranking Mafloso ever to "turn," and in the past two years his testimony, in courtrooms across the nation, has been making sensational headlines. A veteran investigative reporter and bestselling author, Ovid Demaris had the unprecedented opportunity to debrief Fratianno in order to write this book. Demaris also had access to wiretaps, surveillance reports, prison and court records, The result is the most important work to date on organized crime in America---a disturbing, yet extraordinary and vivid life story that makes the other "insider" stories of the Mafia look like tales of innocence. The Last Mafioso details eleven murders Fratianno was personally involved in, and relates Fratianno's inside knowledge of some two dozen others, including the slayings of Bugsy Siegel, Nick DeJohn, Albert Anastasia, Jimmy Hoffa, Sam Giancana, Johnny Roselli, and Tamara Rand. Fratianno was a confidant of Johnny Roselli, so Demaris tells the real story of Operation Mongoose, the CIA-Mafia plot to assassinate Castro. Here also are the behind-the-scenes deals and machinations of the Mafia in Las Vegas.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 1980 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Last Mafioso: The Treacherous World of Jimmy Frantianno
Author(s): OVID DEMARIS
ISBN: 0-8129-0955-0 / 978-0-8129-0955-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crown
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January 1980 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Last Mafioso
Author(s): Ovid Demaris
ISBN: 0-394-59540-8 / 978-0-394-59540-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade
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Paperback Editions

November 1985 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: The Last Mafioso
Author(s): Ovid Demaris
ISBN: 0-553-27091-5 / 978-0-553-27091-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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November 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: The Last Mafioso
Author(s): Ovid Demaris
ISBN: 0-553-25474-X / 978-0-553-25474-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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April 1982 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Last Mafioso: Treacherous World of Jimmy Fratianno
Author(s): Ovid Demaris
ISBN: 0-552-11917-2 / 978-0-552-11917-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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December 1981 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Last Mafioso: The Treacherous World of Jimmy Fratianno
Author(s): Ovid Demaris
ISBN: 0-553-20230-8 / 978-0-553-20230-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
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