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Mafia wife.


ISBN 10: 0025861808 / ISBN 13: 9780025861800
Published by Macmillan Publishing Co., 1977
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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190 pages, cloth, dj, very good. Second printing. From the dj: In the wake of the phenomenal success of "The French Connection," author Robin Moore was contacted by the wife of the man who took the rap in that case. Her name: Barbara Fuca. Her story: Moore had gotten the facts of "The French Connection" all wrong because he'd never heard the Mafia side of it. The result: "Mafia Wife" -- an insider's story that rips the lid off the multi-million-dollar heroin bust that made national headlines and an intimate look at what really happens to women who belong to the Mob. Barbara married Pasquale (Patsy) Fuca, nephew and designated heir of a powerful Mafioso, Ange Tuminaro. Patsy was at the very center of the French Connection heroin network, and when the network was busted by the narcs, it was Patsy, set up as the fall guy - and Barbara - who took the rap. Here, for the first time is the real story of the French Connection: not the one that Detectives Grosso and Egan gave to the D.A., Robin Moore, and the Hollywood producer. Bookseller Inventory # 18124

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Title: Mafia wife.

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Co.

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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Barbara Fuca was born in Brooklyn in 1942. Her Polish-Jewish mother, Rose, and her small-time gangster father were not married, & she grew up on the streets. At 15, she quit Brooklyn for Manhattan where she worked as a barmaid in an after-hours club on the Lower East Side. Quick-talking, street-smart, and looking several years older than her age, she soon moved up to posher clubs, and began dating organized crime figures like Harry Bull, Joe Columbo, and Pasquale(Patsy) Fuca, nephew and designated heir of a powerful Mafioso. When she marries Patsy, her involvement in the dark world of the Mob grows deeper, and unforunately for her, Patsy Fuca was at the very center of the Pizza Connection. Here is a portrait of the Mafia rarely seen from an insider who lived and breathed this lifestyle every day and of its effects. Hardcover,190pp.

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