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- DescriptionBoston's Italian underworld never received the recognition of the traditional New York Families. When it did reach its pinnacle, the administration was based in Providence, Rhode Island and became kwn as the Patriarca Family. The family had been under absolute leadership for almost thirty years with Raymond Patriarca serving as boss and Gennaro 'Gerry' Angiulo as underboss. By 1986 Patriarca had passed away and Angiulo was sentenced to 35 years in prison. The family was for lack of a better word rudderless. Frank (Cadillac) Salemme was released from prison in 1986 and seized the opportunity to rekindle his friendships with his old partners in crime in the New England Mafia and the Winter Hill Gang: James (Whitey) Bulger and Steven (The Rifleman) Flemmi. With most of the key players either dead or in prison, Salemme made his move for the power grab, with a great deal of brutal casualties. The feud left at least two dozen or more dead. As the leadership switched back to Boston, the syndicate there t only rebuffed their new mob boss, but also lined up against him. The opposing crew became kwn as the renegade faction. In the meanwhile, Mark Silverman was rising through the ranks of the Irish Winter Hill Gang while being recruited by both warring factions of the Patriarca family. Rogue Mobster is told in the words of Mark Silverman, an outsider from Medford who got inside the mob and became an integral part of the ensuing war. His account is the first-ever inside glimpse into what went on at the street level, why people were killed, and what the stakes were. Silverman grew up in the shadow of Raymond Patriarca and James (Whitey) Bulger, bosses of Boston's most infamous crime families. With a Jewish last name, his opportunities should have been limited in Boston's Irish/Italian underworld, but he moved up quickly, gaining acceptance across the board. Rogue Mobster is a firsthand account of the violent Boston mob wars of the 1990s, when bodies were piling up across New England and Mark Silverman was walking a tightrope between Winter Hill and the Mafia
- Author BiographyMark Silverman is the author of two bestselling nonfiction books, Boston Mafia and Marked Card, which chronicles the Boston mob wars of the 1990's and early 2000's where over two dozen gangsters were killed over control of Boston's underworld. Silverman writes about his personal experiences getting inside the mob and becoming an integral part of the war. Silverman's books have been hailed as providing readers with the first inside glimpse into what went on at the street level, why people were killed, and what the stakes were. Silverman is a highly regarded public speaker who has made multiple media appearances.
- Author(s)Mark Silverman
- PublisherCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Date of Publication29/04/2015
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectBiography: General
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight545 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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