Posing as jewel thief “Donnie Brasco,” FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone carried out . Having read the first book ‘Donnie Brasco:My Undercover Life In The Mafia’ a. Donnie Brasco has 14 ratings and 1 review. This study guide includes the following sections: Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Characters, Obje. Results 1 – 16 of 16 Donnie Brasco:My Undercover Life in the Mafia by Joseph D. Pistone with Richard Woodley and a great selection of related books, art and.

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Maybe in a few years I might consider it once again – but there’re so many others I’ve not read! He ends up doing well getting in good with these guys almost becoming a made-man! Account Options Sign in. Cori marked it as to-read Nov 30, Friday night is mistress night and Saturday night is wife night.

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And she is right, Donnie- Pistone himself admits it, saying that he has become one of them and he is worried by the things he has to do. Thanks for telling us about the problem. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Anthony Mirrah – goon, Lefty casually was a good guy to me, Sonny Black too. Well this has been my 2nd read of its pages, the first was long enough lifw I remembered very little of the book this time round.

Donnie Brasco by Joseph D. Pistone

Charlie marked it as to-read Jul 31, Hanging out at known crime spots, such as bars and social clubs, he eventually befriends a bartender and joins a crime gang. Pretty firmly on the “can’t do” list. As Brasco rises through the Mafia ranks, he is forced to confront the reality that the end of the assignment will most assuredly result in his friend Lefty’s death.


Cinqiz Hemidov marked it as to-read Aug 19, It does give some insight into how organized crime braasco works. Mirra is a soldier in the Bonanno crime family and is a lot better connected, respected and feared than Greca’s crew.

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Everyone blathers on about how great this book is, but I don’t get it. It’s above and beyond! The operation pays off when the FBI arrests one of the largest and most profitable theft rings in history.

This book claims that the mafia is virtually destroyed. You might also like these books.

He started a six-month undercover stint into the stolen trucks business, trying to get a crack into the organized racket. When I used it for the film itself, I meant to say that it is astounding and one of my favorite, top twenty movies. Having read the first book ‘Donnie Brasco: A truly fascinating look at what may have been the ultimate FBI undercover operation. Lefty Ruggiero is the first contact, a mobster that is portrayed with brilliance by Al Pacino- I am not sure if this was not the last great role, for this viewer, of an actor who has been for a good many years on a descending slope.

Natasha Brough marked it as to-read Mar 16, Not in an asshole kind of way either, he just states it flat and goes on to describe another Mafia operation – which are described in a detailed and fascinating way. The men responsible for bringing Brasco into the family are ordered to be murdered. Yeah, I said it. The New York Times. The FBI want to pull the plug on the operation due to the danger of Brasco getting killed.

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I was impressed with the professionalism that Mr. Lists with This Book.

Although Sonny Black and others consider it hard to believe that Brasco is an agent, he informs his superiors. The story itself is very interesting and the bravery of the author second to none, but the execution is just so bland.

Pistone spent so many years undercover, separated from his family, working on taking the Mob down, and he categorically states that the experience didn’t affect him emotionally.

It was the year when The Titanic has taken all the possible prizes, leaving nothing for the rest of the better works In my book, Donnie Brasco is much better, even if the effort, the daring, innovation and power behind the catastrophe movie are to be appreciated.

Komal Dutt marked it as to-read Feb 11, That is no mean task.

Refresh and try again. With the drama and suspense of a high-tension thriller, Joseph Pistone reveals every incredible aspect of the jealously guarded world he penetrated I first ran into this book when an excerpt of it was inserted in “The Mammoth Book of the Mafia”.

But it’s just – petty, mean, male crime. Search for any book Search!