First Signing Event for New Mafia Book Slated at Dog Ears Bookstore | Events
The first book-signing event or an exciting new release from Cazenovia Books will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at the nonprofit Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo. Titled American Mafia: The Real Teflon Don — How An Elite Team of New York State Troopers Helped Take Down America's Most Powerful Mafia Family, was written by Matt Gryta with George Karalus.
Gryta is a veteran crime and court reporter, while Karalus was a member of the elite team that for eight years battled the mob’s most powerful crime Don — Stefano Magaddino. Magaddino ruled longer and controlled a larger territory than any other Mafia boss in the 20th century.
The book reveals how a secret New York State Police unit, hidden away on the grounds of a state mental hospital, electronically monitored mob activities throughout Western New York and drove the Mafia crazy by staying one step ahead of the crooks and breaking up many of their lucrative criminal activities such as gambling and high-level burglaries. It is filled with fresh insights into Mafia operations and startling revelations such as how Nelson Rockefeller may have used information from State Police wiretaps to persuade a political opponent to drop out of the presidential race in 1964.
Wine and cheese will be served at the July 28 book-signing event. For more information about the bookstore, please visit www.dogearsbookstore.org or call 823-2665. You can also follow Dog Ears Bookstore on Facebook for frequent updates.