Joseph Bonanno-"A Man Of Honor The Autobiography Of"-1983-Simon & Schuster-6" X 9 1/2"-416 pages-Hardcover Book-With Jacket-With Photos-Signed By Author.
Bonanno, Joe (Joseph Bonanno), 1905–2002, American crime boss nicknamed “Joe Bananas,” b. Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily. He came to the United States illegally in 1924, settled in Brooklyn, and soon became a bootlegger and mob enforcer. In 1931 he founded the Bonanno crime family, one of five families that dominated organized crime in New York City, and also became one of the original members of the Commission, which settled internal Mafia disputes. Bonanno's crime family, which he ruled until the mid-1960s, eventually extended from Brooklyn to Arizona, California, and Canada and controlled such illegal enterprises as gambling, loan-sharking, and drug trafficking. During the 1980s, well after his retirement (c.1968), Bonanno served his only prison terms, one for obstruction of justice, the other for civil contempt of court.The book has been autographed on the title page by Jospeh Bonanno.........BOTH BOOK AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.