First Edition , unstated. om accordance with Drake's customary practice. Very Good in Good+ DJ: The Book shows indications of careful use: considerable spine lean; else just a touch of wear to the extremities; the faintest sun-blanching along the top and bottom of the black, cloth-covered boards; a couple of small, faint smudges to the front panel; the binding remains secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows just a touch of wear to the extremities, except at the upper front corner, where there are two small, but rather ugly gashes; moderate rubbing to the panels and backstrip; the price has not been clipped, but rather blocked out with black ink; mylar-protected. Overall, remains structurally sound and tightly bound: a sturdy, but moderately used copy in a rubbed and scuffed, but intact DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 272 pages. Foreward by Anthony Quinn. Eight pages of black & white photographs. Indexed. Full black cloth covers, with gilt-lettered backstrip. Hardback with DJ. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Biography of Frank Costello, one of New York City's most famed crime bosses of all time.
Title: Uncle Frank: The Biography of Frank Costello...
Publisher: Drake Publishers
Publication Date: 1973
Edition: First Edition , unstated..
Book Description Crescent Publishing. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Bookseller Inventory # G0877495491I5N10
Book Description Crescent Publishing. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0877495491I5N00
Book Description Crescent Publishing. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Bookseller Inventory # G0877495491I3N10
Book Description Drake Publishers, 1973. Book Condition: Fair. 1ST. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP2833058
Book Description Drake Publishers, New York, 1973. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Book Condition is Very Good with a Good dust jacket. Jacket shows rubbing and a few small tears. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 272 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 248
Book Description Book Condition: Acceptable. Book Condition: Acceptable. Bookseller Inventory # 97808774954995.0
Book Description Drake Publishers, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 0877495491. Bookseller Inventory # 491157
Book Description NY. 1973. Drake Publications., 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. black cloth hardbound 8vo. dustwrapper in protective plastic cover. fine cond. nice clean copy. binding square & tight. covers clean. edges clean. contents free of all markings. dustwr. near fine cond., rubbing at corners, spine top & bottom, some scratches on rear, not torn or price clipped. first edition. first printing (nap ). 272p. index. glossy b&w photo. illustrations. american history. politics. political corruption. history of new york. true crime. secret societies. conspiracy theory. organized crime. mafia. cosa nostra. the commission. murder inc. albert anastasia. black hand. history of cuba. camorra. dutch schultz. joe adonis. JFK. RFK. joe kennedy. kefauver committee. lucky luciano. meyer lansky. arnold rothstein. tammany hall. unione siciliana. joe valachi. "Uncle Frank deals with the life of a unique and complex man who cast a giant shadow over the course of organized crime as we know it today in the United States. It is the fascinating study of Frank Costello's development from an East Harlem hoodlum into the skillful manipulator of New York City's Democratic power base ~Tammany Hall. It is a story that sweeps across the whole of this century and traces the evolution of the Mafia from loosely organized groups of warring gangs into a tightly~knit crime syndicate that stretches from coast to coast. Uncle Frank, as the politicians called Costello, whispered through a paralyzed vocal fold. His I.Q. was measured at ninety~seven and he owned some of Manhattan's best real estate. He socialized with writer Santha Rama Rau and comedian Joe E. Lewis, but his business associates were Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky. His friends included the powerful Democrat Jim Farley and columnist Walter Winchell, and he bootlegged with Joe Kennedy, father of the thirty~fifth President of the United States. He put an untold number of judges on the bench and made Bill O'Dwyer mayor of New York. He was the boss; the Capo; the star of the Kefauver committee hearing. His raspy voice served as the model for Marlon Brando's portrayal of Don Vito Corleone in Mario Puzo's The Godfather. At sixty~six he was shot in the head, but he died of natural causes at eighty~two. His life cut a swath across all classes of society ~ from the barren poverty of East Harlem to the conservative wealth of Sands Point. He was an anomaly: a unique racketeer who preached against violence but was the ultimate corrupter. Frank Costello was a key figure in the modern history of this nation's largest city. He was the 'prime minister of the underworld' who literally owned New York in the forties. ". Bookseller Inventory # 9161003
Book Description Drake Publishers, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P020877495491
Book Description Drake Publishers, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Like New. Bookseller Inventory # P010877495491