The Godfather (Book)

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The Godfather The novel The Godfather by Mario Puzo is about a gang war fought between the five families of New York who were named the Straccis, the Tattaglias, the Corleones, the Cuneos, and the Barzinis. Other families, such as the Bocchicchio clan of New York, the Tramontis in New Orleans and the Capones, in Chicago are also mentioned. The story was mainly about the Corleone family who was lead by Don Vito Corleone a.k.a. The Godfather. In the beginning of the story at the wedding reception of Don Vito Corleone's daughter Connie and Carlo Rizzi, Vito, and Tom Hagen, the Corleone family lawyer and counselor, are hearing requests for favors from friends and associates, because "no Sicilian can refuse a request on his daughter's wedding day". Later in the story Virgil "The Turk" Sollozzo, who is being backed by the rival Tattaglia family, asks Don Corleone for financing, political and legal protection for the importation and distribution of heroin, but despite the huge amount of money to be made, Corleone refuses, explaining that his political influence would be jeopardized by a move into the narcotics trade. Later Don Corleone is shot but not killed by men working for Sollozzo, the Don’s two sons, Santino or Sonny and Michael must run the family business with the help of Tom Hagen and the two Capos Peter Clemenza and Salvatore Tessio. When Sollozzo and an Irish police captain are murdered by Michael, because they are trying to kill Don Corleone again, the conflict escalates into a full scale war which results in Sonny’s death and Michael had to flee to Sicily and while there he falls in love and gets married but it was short lived because she was killed in an attempt on Michael’s life. Don Corleone was now returned home from the hospital and wanted Michael back home so he made peace with the other four New York families by getting into the drug trade. When
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