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The Valachi Papers

(1968)
(The Canary That Sang)
A non fiction book by

 
 
The First Inside Account of the Mafia

In the 1960s a disgruntled soldier in New York's Genovese Crime Family decided to spill his guts. His name was Joseph Valachi. Daring to break the Mob's code of silence for the first time, Valachi detailed the organization of organized crimefrom the capos, or bosses, of every Family, to the hit men who "clipped" rivals and turncoats. With a phenomenal memory for names, dates, addresses, phone numbers -- and where the bodies were buried -- Joe Valachi provided the chilling facts that led to the arrest and conviction of America's major crime figures.

The rest is history.

Never again would the Mob be protected by secrecy. For the Mafia, Valachi's name would become synonymous with betrayal. But his stunning exposÉ. broke the back of America's Cosa Nostra and stands I today as the classic about America's Mob, a fascinat ing tale of power and terror, big money, crime ... and murder.



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Hardback Editions

September 1969 : UK Hardback
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Title: Canary That Sang
Author(s): Peter Maas
ISBN: 0-261-61855-5 / 978-0-261-61855-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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June 1968 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Valachi Papers
Author(s): Peter Maas
ISBN: 0-399-10832-7 / 978-0-399-10832-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group
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Paperback Editions

March 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Valachi Papers
Author(s): Peter Maas
ISBN: 0-06-050742-X / 978-0-06-050742-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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November 1986 : USA Paperback
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Title: Valachi Papers
Author(s): Peter Maas
ISBN: 0-671-63173-X / 978-0-671-63173-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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September 1970 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Valachi Papers
Author(s): Peter Maas
ISBN: 0-586-03364-5 / 978-0-586-03364-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Panther
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June 1968 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Valachi Papers
Author(s): Peter Maas
ISBN: 0-553-10049-1 / 978-0-553-10049-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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