Sinatra and The Moll by Diane Giordmaina

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Diane McCue was just fourteen years old when she ran away from her dysfunctional family in Pittsburgh and made her way to Baltimore and the Block, a five-block area of notorious red-light district ruled by Jewish and Italian outfits. She was immediately taken in by Jewish Mob Boss, Bernie 'God of the Block' Brown, who became her boyfriend and later showed Diane the "Underworld", making her a firsthand witness to mob history.

Through the eyes of an underage girl, Sinatra and The Moll narrates the true story of Diane's life in Baltimore. While there she intermingled with gangsters and famous celebrities and formed a dangerous liaison with Francis Albert Sinatra, which started a war between Brown and Sinatra that provoked her mob boss boyfriend into the gangland murder of Sammy Goldstein, Sinatra's close friend, who had introduced Diane to Sinatra.

In this candid look at her life, Diane provides an in-depth look into Sinatra's personal character, and reveals the reason for his early 'out of character' retirement in 1971. A compelling story with fascinating characters, Sinatra and The Moll captures the imagination with tales of suicide, drugs, mobsters, and murder. And the demise of the Block.

 

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Published February 3, 2009 by iUniverse. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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