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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However, the author did a lovely job creating the memoir into a suspenseful novel towards the end when the mob was pressuring the doctor to kill a guy; and Rudy Giuliani was threatening him to save the guy.

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The Covert War Against Rock. In an overwrought narrative, Felber The Privacy Waretc. Preview — Il Dottore by Ron Felber. I also have my doubts at the veracity of the described events. The Mob and the City. See if you have enough points for this item. King of the Godfathers. 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!

Jun 03, Joseph Spinale rated it liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Hunt for Khun Sa: Not really very interesting or well written. Lists with This Book. Ali rated it it was amazing May 08, However, I really had difficulty to finish this book.


Il Dottore: The Double Life of a Mafia Doctor

No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! No trivia or quizzes yet. Hoke rated it liked it Apr 25, Deep in a Dream. I initially thought that this book would be awful. This book is not foctor featured on Listopia. It was interesting to hear how instrumental Rudy Giuliani was in bringing down some This book was mafix. One life with the most notorious mobsters in New York and the other with his Jewish wife and children. Soon, Litner was the Gambinos’ go-to for sensitive medical emergencies and even served as a courier for the family.

There are no discussion topics on this book mxfia. Nov 06, MsChris rated it really liked it. Parts are so obvious cinematic that it seems unbelievable that no-one has written a movie based on this book.

Il Dottore: The Double Life of a Mafia Doctor

Overall, entertaining; but it adds nothing to the genre It seems unnecessarily sensationalized. I read this book z the TV series called the Dojble Doctor was based on this.

I found it somewhat curious that the biographer doubl to give the protagonist a pseudonym — Elliot Litner is not his real name — when the description of the various posts he has held and publications he has written would surely make his unmasking very straightforward indeed. I especially liked the part where Giuliani still screwed him in the end. Inwhile a surgical resident, Litner helped Gambino family associates establish clandestine abortion clinics.

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Essentially, as well as being a biography of Litner, it is also an insider biography of La Cosa Nostra. Growing up dotgore the east coast in the 60’s and 70’s, tales off the mafia were always being told but I never knew how they all intertwined. Melody rated it really liked it Jan 24, The jumping back in time for character development was confusing at times. Nov 26, Desiree Cooper rated it it was ok.

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IL DOTTORE: The Double Life of a Mafia Doctor

It had some entertaining passages such as the hero fingering Carlo Gambino’s rectum. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This is the real story behind the TV show.