Extremely RARE Underworld Mobster Signature
VIZZINI, Sal (1926- ) Undercover agent (Sicilian decent) for 13 years with the FBI. He spoke 6 languages. He infiltrated the organization of exiled mafia kingpin Charles “Lucky” Luciano in 1959 and became his confident. Vizzini claimed that “when Luciano died I probably could have taken over.” Vizzini poised as a Turkish engineer, a convicted bank robber, a casino croupier and even went to prison as a mobsters cellmate. Vizzini led a very dangerous life. In 1966 Cuban dope smugglers nearly beat him to death. Vizzini received 5 special awards from the Treasury Department. He later became Police Chief of South Miami. As Police Chief he claimed he wrote the book by which he runs his department and small police departments all over the USA operates by his rules. His book: The Secret Lives of America’s Most Successful Undercover Agent Vizzini.
Arbor House, 1972, First Edition. Three hundred thirty pages, In fine plus condition with the original dust jacket in a protective cover, Inscribed, signed and dated on the front free endpaper: “To Chris, a great guy and a true friend-Best to you and your lovely wife- Sal Vizzini 12/5/72.”
Anything signed by Sal Vizzii can be considered extremely rare. Signed first editions are basically unobtainable. At the time of this offering two unsigned copies of this book are offered on the Internet by book dealers. One for $3,444.49 and the other for $2,499.99. Our wonderful inscribed, signed and dated copy........$599.00