The Last Testament of Bill Bonanno

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The Last Testament of Bill Bonanno

The Final Secrets of a Life in the Mafia

By Bill Bonanno; Gary B. Abromovitz

Harper Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780061992025, 348pp.

Publication Date: September 6, 2011


Born into a powerful mob family, Salvatore Bill Bonanno was privy to a private world that existed just outside the law for decades in America a world ruled by the tenets of loyalty, secrecy, brotherhood, and survival at any cost: the Mafia.

The son of Joe Bonanno the Godfather-like head of one of the original five New york Crime Families Bill Bonanno came of age in the Golden Age of the Mafia. In this fascinating final testament he ushers readers into that cloistered world, from its origins in medieval Sicilian and Italian history to its rise, tumultuous peak, and precipitous fall in America. Told from the inside and complete with rare unpublished photographs of candid moments, major players, rituals, and ceremonies The Last Testament of Bill Bonanno is the ultimate insider's final word on one of the most secretive and misunderstood phenomena of our time.