A respected thoracic surgeon and also a Mafia confidant, Elliot Litner was a self- described “nerdy, Jewish kid from the Bronx” who’d witnessed. Il Dottore: The Double Life of a Mafia Doctor. The inspiration for Fox TV’s drama series, “Mob Doctor,” Il Dottore (Barricade Books, October ) by Ron Felber. : Il Dottore: The Double Life of a Mafia Doctor () by Ron Felber and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books.

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It was interesting to hear how instrumental Rudy Giuliani was in bringing down some This book was incredible.

Il Dottore: The Double Life of a Mafia Doctor by Ron Felber

It all seemed far-fetched. We appreciate your feedback. I love a bit of moral ambiguity in a book, and — as one might expect — this delivers in spades, and with some medical ethical twists to boot. We’re Going to Win This Thing.

Published May 1st by Barricade Books first published October 25th The jumping back in time for character development was confusing at times.

It was interesting to hear how instrumental Rudy Giuliani was in bringing down some of the most famous Mafia leaders. Litner’s story, though provocative, is related with melodrama and purple prose and sheds little new light on figures like Castellano and Gotti. The title should be at least 4 characters long. Larry rated it really liked it Jun 08, The writing seems forced and searching for the right metaphor at times.

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The Mob and Me. He lives in New Jersey with his dog Hemingway. To view it, click here. Not worth my time.

No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! As far as “mafia true crime” books go, this one is doubel good. The review must be at least 50 characters long.

Il Dottore: The Double Life of a Mafia Doctor

Indeed, the quite brilliant ending of the book arrives when Litner is faced with a clear dichotomous choice between his Hippocratic Oath and his loyalty to La Cosa Nostra. The Men Behind Mob Wives. Apr 21, Katie Cruel rated it liked it Shelves: Carolyn Minke-Smith rated it really liked it Feb 11, Bailey rated it liked it Jul 04, You submitted the following rating and review.

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This narrative describes the experiences of a prominent heart surgeon who lived a double life working at Mount Sinai Hospital by day and providing illegal medical services to members of the Mafia by night.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Item s unavailable for purchase. Trivia About Il Dottore: The Story of John Gotti. A good read but I found it disjointed at times. Sep 23, Ella Burakowski rated it liked it. Eventually he had to make a decision between loyalty to the mob and killing a government witness on the operating table, or remaining true to his Hippocratic oath, dottor under the eye lide NY’s top federal prosecutor, Rudolph Giuliani.

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I read this book because the TV series called the Mob Doctor was based on this. The Best Books of I also have my doubts at lfie veracity of the described events.

Overall, entertaining; but it adds nothing to the genre The passage in which Litner performs a rectal examination on godfather Carlo Gambino is a stand-out moment which deftly combines all of the above!

Very cliche glorified Mafia tale, at times with rough language to make things cool, dlctor least awkward sentences. I especially liked the part where Giuliani sti I initially thought that this book would be awful.

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Il Dottore: The Double Life of a Mafia Doctor

Like his thriller protagonist Jack Madson, Felber has worked as a deputy sheriff, transporting federal criminals, and has fought Golden Gloves. However, I really had difficulty to finish this book.

A respected thoracic surgeon and also a Mafia confidant, Elliot Litner was a self-described “nerdy, Jewish kid from the Bronx” who’d witnessed a slaying as a boy yet kept mum, impressing local hoodlums; later, his acquaintance with mobsters’ sons provided entree to New York’s Cosa Nostra during its heyday.

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