Lucky Luciano's posthumous memoirs may well have cost him his
life. The partner of Meyer Lanksy and Bugsy Siegel, the man who
created and controlled the "Commission" and the set down the rules,
wanted to have his side of the story on record. It turns out that
most of Luciano's criminal activity coincides with the history of
the Mafia in America in the first half of the twentieth century and
In preparation for a film of his life story, the famous New York
gangster living in a golden exile in Naples recounted the main
incidents of his life to producer Martin A. Gosch. Back in the
United States, the new leaders of the Mafia were not pleased about
the project that had almost reached completion and was ready to be
turned into a screenplay. It is almost certain that their
displeasure was communicated to "Charlie Lucky" with a hint to
forget about the idea altogether. But Luciano went ahead anyway,
compelled by the need to tell all and in some way offer an
explanation about a life of crime. After taking a sip of espresso
coffee at Naples airport as he waited for Gosch to land, Luciano
died of a massive heart attack. Or was it something else? The film
was never made, so this book remains the only account of the life
of the man known as the "Boss of Bosses."
Martin A. Gosch is deceased, and Richard Hammer lives in New
Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate?
Let us know about it.
Does this product have an incorrect or missing image?
Send us a new image.
Is this product missing categories?
Add more categories.
Review This Product
No reviews yet - be the first to create one!