Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My American Crime Column: Gangster Chic With Crazy Joe Gallo and the Mad Ones

GreatHistory.com published my column on Tom Folson's new book on New York mobster Crazy Joe Gallo today.

Gallo, an extortionist and murderer who was cultivated and admired by entertainers, was the source of Jimmy Breslin's great satirical novel, The Gang Who Couldn't Shoot Straight.

You can read my column here 


  1. Great summary of Crazy Joe's life, but his little brother was known as Kid Blast. Not Kid Twist.

  2. Murphy,

    You're right, the brother was known as "Kid Blast," not "Kid Twist."

    Thanks for catching my error.