The Good Don, the True Story of a 1930’s New York “Robin Hood” Released

New book released by Richard Mancuso and Jacquelyn Gutc

EVERGREEN, CO – 14 Mar, 2017 – Richard Mancuso, along with his co-author, Jacquelyn Gutc, have released their new book, based on his father’s early life in New York City. The Good Don is the true story of Sal Mancuso, or “Honest Sal”, a 1930’s era Robin Hood, and his surprising story of life during the Great Depression.

Sal Mancuso, after many decades, surprised his son with the true story of his past life during the Great Depression in Manhattan’s Lower East Side – a time where millions of Americans lost their jobs, and instead turned to local neighborhood figures for support. “Honest Sal”, as he came to be known, dropped out of high school to support his family, and over the years, developed a shadowy business, that would make him the provider for dozens of families between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges in New York City.

His business savvy and pure determination to help others made him a local leader and prominent figure in the neighborhood, and the story of his rise to power, and eventual control of the turf between the two bridges of New York provides a unique glimpse into one of the most unique time period’s in American history.

“My father waited for many years to share his surprising past with me, and his true story is just amazing – it gives a unique portrait of life in New York during one of the hardest times in U.S. History,” stated author and son, Richard Mancuso. “Once I heard the whole story, I knew that it was too good not be shared with those who have an interest in American History, the City of New York, and the struggle of Italian Americans.”

The Good Don, (ISBN 978-1-4787-7518-8) by Richard Mancuso and Jacqueyn Gutc, published by Outskirts Press, is now available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and the author’s direct website:

To learn more about its authors, upcoming book signings, or to schedule interviews or events, contact Bob Van Buskirk, by emailing, or call 720-530-9199.

About Richard Mancuso, and Jaquelyn Gutc,  authors of The Good Don:

Richard Mancuso is a retired businessman, a political activist and former educator, who has been nominated to the “Who’s Who” among American teachers and educators more than once, was Teacher of the Year five times, and is the recipient of the J.B. Wilson Award for Academic Excellence.  As a historian, and history teacher, his focus has always been to teach the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects of true history. A native of Staten Island, New York, and a graduate of Winona State University, Richard now resides in scenic Evergreen, Colorado.

Jacquelyn Gutc has been telling stories since childhood – even before she create a newpaper for her family in the fifth grade. A Michigan native, she is an award-winning journalist who has written for several publications in her home state and in New England. Jacqueyln is also the owner of Magpie Media, a communications firm that handles writing, editing, and social media for businesses, where she continues to write and share stories daily. Jacqueyn lives in Golden, Colorado.

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