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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Jul 31, Realini rated it it was amazing Shelves: Probably you have to work harder not to get caught, which is probably part of the attraction as well. Saying that for someone with an interest in the subject of the La Mafiaa Nostra it would certainly be a great read.

Donnie Brasco by Joseph D. Pistone

I was always waiting for the chance that Agent Pistone Donnie Bransco would have his cover blown. With the drama and suspense of a high-tension thriller, Joseph Pistone reveals every incredible aspect of the jealously guarded world he penetrated If that’s the case then this book really is an insiders account of a watershed in NYC history.

undefcover When Donnie, the main character says, “An ordinary citizen could look at this and not see anything. Incidentally — it doesn’t make any difference to me what a man does for a living, understand — but his ghostwriter on this also wrote The Bad News Bears Go to Japan.

Hte ends up doing well getting in good with these guys almost becoming a made-man! This book claims that the mafia is virtually destroyed.

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Pistone Limited preview – The trial of the La Costra Nostra underworld ring attracted a lot of media attention. Huge stretches of repetitive dialogue, random inserts of paragraphs Cori marked it as to-read Nov 30, A wonderful book by a very brave man. Jared Blood marked it as to-read Dec 16, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


This leads to violent disputes with his wife Maggie Anne Hechewho is accusing her spouse of becoming a bandit.

Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia by Joseph D. Pistone l Summary & Study Guide

At times I found it difficult to remember who were good guys and who were bad guys at the periphery. Equally impressive is how he juggled this life with the Mafia with his life at home.

Such was his career as Donnie Brasco that the Mafia canceled thedollar contract on him, and the wiseguys he cheated went on record saying he beat them square and fair. Maybe in a few years I might consider it once again – but there’re so many others I’ve not read!

So the movie goes the other direction, obviously, as the drama is of the Cool. This book details the true story of an FBI agent who went undercover in the Mafia. Having read the first book ‘Donnie Brxsco Pistone is away from his family most of the time and is Lefty’s partner skating on the line of crime.

After the success of the operation, the FBI and Pistone consider going undercover and infiltrating truck hijacking gangs and the Mafia. He had to infiltrate the bad guys and was expected to remain credible for the trial and tbe jury. Throughout the film, one of the most compelling aspects is the drama of Lefty Ruggiero, who appears like a sad old man, quite often.

Up to that point in time, the FBI had never done an undercover mission lasting more than a few weeks. This isn’t really my thing. There are six weeks left until Brasco is revealed to be an FBI agent. Komal Dutt marked it as to-read Feb 11, Lists with This Book.


Brasco meets Anthony Mirra and the two begin hanging out. Mafia ever, resulting in more than convictions. The movie is great, but the book is perfect.

Donnie Brasco

Bought it because I’m a huge fan of mafia stories, and what better book to read I thoughtthan a real-life story. Refresh and try again.

John marked it as to-read Jun 20, An FBI agent goes deep undercover in the mafia for 12 years putting together the evidence to try mg bring the whole edifice down. It’s above and beyond! Everyone blathers on about how great this book is, but I don’t get it. Pistone was an undercover FBI agent for more than 20 years, and undertook the longest, deepest, and most successful penetration into the U. Several mafia members the ones who w Joe Pistone spent 6 years as an undercover agent for the FBI, brascp to gather intelligence on the Mafia.

Guess Based on page numbers. Mar 12, Joel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Donnie Brasco Joseph D. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Mafia News ReportJuly 19, 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.

Drink lots of coffee while you do it.

But annoyingly, it felt like it was trying to come across as a novel rather than an in-depth account of what Joseph D. A truly fascinating look at what may have been the ultimate FBI undercover operation. To ask other readers questions about Donnie Brascoplease sign up.