Donnie Brasco

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Penguin, Feb 1, 1997 - True Crime - 416 pages
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Posing as jewel thief "Donnie Brasco," FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone carried out the most audacious sting operation ever, working undercover for six years to infiltrate the flamboyant community of mafia soldiers, "connected guys," captains, and godfathers.

Now his unforgettable eyewitness account brings to pulsating life the entire world of wiseguys—their code of honor and their treachery, their wives, girlfriends and whores, their lavish spending and dirty dealings.

With the drama and suspense of a high-tension thriller, Joseph Pistone reveals every incredible aspect of the jealously guarded world he penetrated...and draws a chilling picture of what the mafia is, does, and means in America today.

 

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Good book, especially if your interested in the Mob. Subtle differences to the film, gives you the truth on how it went down.

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This book details the true story of an FBI agent who went undercover in the Mafia. I found this book really fascinating, but in some places it was difficult to follow what was going on and it felt repetitive. Read full review

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Contents

THE WHIRLWIND
THE BEGINNINGS
PREPARATIONS
HITTING THE STREET
THE COLOMBOS
THE BONANNOS
TONY MIRRA
LEFTY
KINGS COURT
COLDWATER
DRUGS AND GUNS
THE RAID
THE SITDOWNS
THE HITS
THE CONTRACT
COMING

MILWAUKEE
THE ACCIDENT
FRANK BALISTRIERI
SONNY BLACK
EPILOGUE
UPDATE
Acknowledgements ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Copyright

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Joseph D. Pistone was an FBI agent for seventeen years before retiring from active duty in 1996. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia, Donnie Brasco: Deep Cover, and Donnie Brasco: Mobbed Up. The Academy Award-nominated movie Donnie Brasco and the television series Falcone are based on his life as an undercover FBI agent. He now lives under a secret identity in an undisclosed location.

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