Organized crime is a part of American culture, mythologized by classic movies like The Godfather and Goodfellas. The Sinatra Club: My Life Inside the New York Mafia by Sal Polisi and Steve Dougherty adds to that history with its many stories about the New York mafia from the 1950's through the 1970's. Sal Polisi aka "Sally Ubatz" was affiliated with the Mafia and ran the Sinatra Club, where members of all mob families came to have fun. The names involved will be familiar to those who know the history of organized crime. Henry Hill and Jimmy Burke from Goodfellas, along with John Gotti are involved in many of the stories. Polisi gives an insightful look at life in the American mafia and how it was destroyed not so much from the FBI, but from within because of guys just like him.
Anthony @ Atkinson