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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (218 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Folsom, Josh Clark Narrator: Josh Clark, Tom Folsom Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the 1960s, a trio of rebellious young gangsters, the Gallo boys, sought to overthrow the reigning New York Mafia Dons and create a dynasty for themselves—an underworld revolution that was fueled by their leader’s immersion into the era’s countercultural revolution. The Gallo boys are steeped in legend, from being the subject of a Bob Dylan ballad to serving as inspiration for The Godfather trilogy to appearing in photo spreads in Life. Yet never before has their complete story been told.

Now, “with the authority, swagger, and flavor of a true insider” (ForeWord magazine) Tom Folsom finally gives Red Hook, Brooklyn’s most notorious figures their due and captures the radical spirit of 1960s New York City.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Helen | 2/7/2014

    " Great subject matter delivered with arrogant mediocrity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Robel Getaneh | 2/7/2014

    " I liked this book! I enjoyed getting to know Joey and his henchmen and I felt like I was one of them throughout the book. I particularly liked the fact that Folsom also attempted to understand Joey on a deeper level so that he could understand the mafioso's reasoning for doing the things that he did. The story at times would jump around and that would throw me off the emotional high that I was on just a few paragraphs ago. I understand that this is a true crime novel and filling in the gaps is a bit hard for the author so I gave this book a 3 star rating. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by aya | 2/5/2014

    " Great premise and subject matter, horrible execution. Badly organized, spotty, overly novelistic and unfocused. A book that has the sentence, "he didn't know nothing" and isn't dialogue is hard to take seriously. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kevin Kiernan | 1/31/2014

    " Folsom tries to get too cute with his writing, and it comes off a bit stilted. I didn't really end up learning that much, when it should have been a fascinating story. "

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About the Author

Tom Folsom is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Mad Ones: Crazy Joe Gallo and the Revolution at the Edge of the Underworld. He is also a writer, director, and producer of various documentaries, and his work has appeared at Sundance and on A&E and Showtime. He lives in New York City with his wife.