Book Cover

ESPOSITO
The First Mafioso

by Lori Carangelo

CONTENTS

1. WELCOME TO HELL

2. WELCOME TO HEAVEN

3. ESPOSITO REVEALED

4. THE PALERMO CAPER

5. THE FIRST MAFIOSO

6. KIDNAPPED

7. EXTRADITION CIRCUS

8. ITALY'S ALCATRAZ

9. UNFORGIVABLE ACTS

10. THE LYNCHINGS

11. REUNION

12. UNLIKELY ENDINGS

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

DESCRIPTION

JOE ESPOSITO – his origins, his life, even his death – has long been shrouded in mystery and folklore. In the late 1880s, the FBI dubbed him “the first Mafioso” while Italian, British, New York, Chicago and New Orleans newspapers depicted him as “the first international serial killer.”

Orphaned at birth, he adopted multiple identities, trying on new ones as one would try on new clothes. The author brings him to life against vivid backdrops of post-Civil War Sicily and New Orleans people, politics and places, including plantations, brothels, docks, a New York courtroom and the infamous “escape proof” island prison known as “Italy's Alcatraz.”

But to discover the “real” Joe Esposito, we meet Serafina, the petite, bodacious and strikingly beautiful Sicilian woman who had almost as many aliases as Esposito and for whom Joe endeavored to “walk the line.” The truth as to whether “Panama Joe” and Serafina were an Italian “Bonnie and Clyde” makes their story all the more compelling.

Back and Front Covers

MEET LORI - LoriCarangelo.com

ITALIANS of ALL NATIONS with LOVE - Traditional and exotic recipes from Italian restaurant chefs worldwide - www.loricarangelo.com/italiantonight/

ACCESS PRESS BOOKS - www.loricarangelo.com/books

Like “Like” us on Facebook at:
ACCESS PRESS BOOKS - Facebook.com/AccessPressBooks
ESPOSITO - Facebook.com/FirstMafioso
LORI CARANGELO - Facebook.com/l.carangelo