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One Of The Family
  • Published: 1 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446457313
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

One Of The Family




The true story of the first and only Englishman to be accepted by leading crime families in America, and who became a key player of the New York mafia. A thrilling true crime book from crime king and official biographer of James Bond author, Ian Fleming. The true story of how mafia families, like the Corleones in The Godfather, operate on the streets of New York.

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At Ronnie Kray's funeral, London crime expert John Pearson saw a man he didn't recognise - but who all the notorious criminals present deferred to.

This is the remarkable true story of that man: 'the Englishman'.

Investigations revealed that the Englishman was never mentioned in any of the previous books on organised crime, not because he wasn't involved, but because everyone was too scared to speak his name. Moreover, he was as legendary a figure on the streets of New York as on the streets of London.

Pearson persuaded the mysterious criminal leader to talk to him - and the result was a story even more extraordinary than that of the Kray twins. Here Pearson reveals the true story of the Englishman who became the adopted son of Joey Pagano, the head of one of the major New York crime families. Here the Englishman tells the story that no-one else dared to tell.
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John Pearson's The Profession of Violence created the myth of the Kray twins, and remains a classic of true crime and the principal work on East London criminals.

  • Published: 1 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446457313
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

About the author

John Pearson

John Pearson graduated from Peterhouse Cambridge with a double first in History, then worked on the Economist Intelligence Unit and as a BBC trainee producer before being offered a job by Ian Fleming as his assistant on the 'Atticus' column for the Sunday Times. Pearson is the author of - among others - the only authorised biography of Ian Fleming, as well as bestselling The Profession of Violence. He lives in London and West Sussex

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Praise for One Of The Family

Brilliantly thrilling

Heat

Straight out of The Godfather ... this insight into the hidden world of the mafia is well worth reading

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