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    DescriptionBorn in 1954 and raised in Gravesend, Brooklyn, Tommy Pitera was a thin boy with a high-pitched voice who was bullied because of his feminine voice. As a teenager, he became obsessed with martial arts and with a religious fervor began studying karate to protect himself. After winning a karate tournament, Pitera traveled to Japan, where he was trained by a martial arts expert for three years. Upon returning home in 1974, Pitera was a very different human being. Quiet and introspective, sullen and aloof, he had developed his body into a fighting machine. He began associating with gangsters from the Bonanno family and was soon dealing drugs on a huge scale, while simultaneously engaging in a killing spree that spanned almost two decades. In 1992, Pitera was sentenced to life in prison for murdering six people and supporting a massive drug-dealing operation. Yet this covered only a fraction of the crimes he committed. Pitera is thought to have murdered more than sixty people, cutting many of his victims into pieces before burying them on Staten Island. Exhaustively researched and written with the cooperation of the DEA agents who hunted Pitera down, "The Butcher" is the perfect good-versus-evil story and will send shivers down the spine of even the most hardened true-crime reader.


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    Title
    The Butcher
    Subtitle
    Anatomy of a Mafia Psychopath
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Philip Carlo, Narrator Dick Hill
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400113132
    ISBN 10: 140011313X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: JKV
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51600
    DC22: 364.1523092
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: E6
    B&T Approval Code: C39208200, C39204000
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    BISAC V2.8: BIO024000
    DC22: 364.152/3092
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: TRU002000, TRU003000
    LC classification: HV6452.N72 M3424 2009C
    Thema V1.0: DNB, JKV, JKVM
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    03 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Philip Carlo grew up in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, amidst the world's highest concentration of Mafia members. His intimate knowledge of their walk and their talk helped him become a successful crime writer. His breakthrough, the critically acclaimed "The Night Stalker," chronicles the brutal career of serial killer Richard Ramirez. Carlo lives in New York. Reader of over four hundred audiobooks, Dick Hill has won three coveted Audie Awards and been nominated numerous times. He is also the recipient of several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards. "AudioFile" includes Dick on their prestigious list of Golden Voices.
    Review quote
    "A fine listen for any true crime fan." ---Publishers Weekly Audio Review