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Joseph Bonanno

The view from behind bars

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The view from behind bars

Mobster (1905–2002) who became boss of one of the most prominent crime families in the world. Unsigned handwritten manuscript from Joseph Bonanno’s personal diary kept in jail, three pages both sides, 6 x 9.5, comprising the entries for January 22 and 23, 1984. Bonnano mentions health woes and a visit with the doctor, complains about the food, and says that he is “praying to God—to help me—to give me strength & courage.” Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Bonanno’s daughter-in-law, Rosalie Bonanno. In fine condition. R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #316 - Ended December 13, 2006