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February 12, 2015

'Gotti's Rules' author to hold public reading at the Free Library

Famed crime reporter George Anastasia appears to promote latest work

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Free Library of Philadelphia Thom Carroll/for PhillyVoice

The Free Library of Philadelphia

George Anastasia, nationally renowned crime reporter, author and Philadelphia Inquirer writer, will make an appearance at the Free Library on Tuesday, Feb. 24. He will be reading from his new book, "Gotti's Rules: The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, and the Demise of the American Mafia." 

"Gotti's Rules," which was released last month by Harper Collins, goes behind the scenes of New York City's Gambino crime family from the point of view of the man who betrayed them, John Alite. Alite was a hit-man who later testified against close friend Junior Gotti. In his book, Anastasia uses FBI documentation and interviews to construct the story of John J. Gotti's rise to notority and how Junior later filled his big shoes. 

Anastasia has spent decades reporting on the Philadelphia mob. He's written books about the Scarfo organization, Tommy DelGiorno and the South Philly mafia and corrupt cop and gangster Rob Previte, among others. 

George Anastasia: "Gotti's Rules"

Tuesday, February 24
7:30 p.m. | Free admission
Central Free Library
1901 Vine St.
(215) 567-4341