To Kill the Irishman : The War That Crippled the Mafia, by Porello, Rick
- ISBN: 9780966250893 | 0966250893
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 4/1/2004
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This is the true crime story of Danny Greene, a fiercely proud and fearless Irish-American gangster who fought the Mafia for control of the rackets. After numerous bungled attempts, the brazen Celtic mobster was murdered with a mob bomb. Danny's murder brought about the development of several high-ranking Mafia turncoats including Jimmy 'The Weasel' Fratianno and Angelo 'Big Ange' Lonardo, whose testimony helped to cripple La Cosa Nostra families in Los Angeles, Cleveland, Kansas City, Youngstown, Pittsburgh and Milwaukee. Fratianno and Lonardo were predecessors to more recent, powerful L C N turncoats like Sammy 'the Bull' Gravano. Read about figures like the notorious Shondor Birns and feared Mafia enforcer Eugene 'the Animal' Ciasullo, and their roles in the battles with the Irishman. Over fifty photographs including modern La Cosa Nostra figures like Joe 'Loose' Iacobacci and Lenny Strollo.