Mr. Copacabana: An American History by Night

Posted on Jul 28, 2018

In 1998, in a book about the singer Dean Martin, my father was described with one sentence saying that he was a “front man” for the Mafia.  In a dozen other books I’d read that mentioned my father, this description … Continue reading

I’m Staying with My Boys…

Posted on Oct 10, 2015

I’m Staying with My Boys is a firsthand look inside the life of one of the greatest heroes of the Greatest Generation. Sgt. John Basilone held off 3,000 Japanese troops at Guadalcanal after his 15-member unit was reduced to three … Continue reading

Monte and the Assassins

Posted on Jul 22, 2015

This is the title of my new book about the year I spent living with my father in the Logan Inn in New Hope, Pennsylvania.  Our family had been split up, with my mother and youngest brother, Timmy, going to … Continue reading