About the Book


The Good Don is the story of a 1930s Robin Hood and his men who took ownership of the turf between the Two Bridges in New York City.

Most who knew Sal, knew him as Honest Sal, and only decades later as an old man would share his storied and surprising past with his son.  In 1929, as the Great Depression hit and millions of Americans lost their jobs, Sal Mancuso dropped out of high school to support his family in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.  His business savvy and determination led to the growth of a shadowy business that would make Sal the provider for dozens of families between the  Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges.