- 11 months ago
The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview Ralph Natale.
Ralph Natale, who was crucial to the return to power in the Philadelphia area of the Mafia, also became the first-ever La Cosa Nostra boss to turn federal witness. Natale gave unfettered access to award-winning writer Larry McShane and award-winning producer Dan Pearson to compile one of the most powerful never-before-told tales inside the workings of an organized crime “family” for the book LAST DON STANDING: The Secret life of Mob Boss Ralph Natale (Thomas Dunne Books, on sale March 21. 2017, $25.99).
Smart, savvy, and articulate, Natale came up through the ranks of the mob at first as the son of a numbers runner but quickly rose to the upper echelon of the crime syndicate. He began by serving as the brutal right-hand man for the boss Angelo Bruno as they launched their attempts to take over the Atlantic City casino unions. Zealous prosecutors jailed Natale in the late 1970s and he spent 16 years in lock up, never uttering