Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Donnie Brasco: Tie In Edition Mass Market Paperback – February 1, 1997
|New from||Used from|
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
From Library Journal
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
Joseph D. Pistone went undercover for 6 years in the Mafia, and penetrated deeper than anyone has ever gone as an FBI agent. He is one of the main reasons for the Mafia's decline in todays world and this book does an excellent job of telling about the things that he came across while undercover.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who watched the movie and enjoyed it, to anyone who is a Mafia fan, or to anyone who likes a good non-fiction book. Pick up this book, never a dull moment and filled with tons of interesting things.
Pistone, along with Richard Woodley, does a great job of bringing real-life Wiseguys like "Lefty Guns", "Sonny Black", and Tony Mirra to life on the printed page, and even though I know Pisone survived his ordeal (He obviously did- He wrote the book!), I was still constantly worried about him. Any fan of true-crime will love Donnie Brasco!
The biggest revelation to me was that he was undercover for SIX YEARS. That's crazy. Six years of moving his family around to keep them safe, maybe seeing them a day or two a month. Six years of being one mistake away from being murdered, without any hope for leniency, if his true identity was ever discovered.
Also, although I thought Johnny Depp was great in the movie, the movie didn't do Pistone justice, skipping the part about how he spoke Italian, had grown up in areas touched by the mafia, and actually took extensive lessons in dealing with jewels to back up his story of being a jewel thief.
Another huge aspect left out of the movie was how many crimes (non-violent) Pistone participated in as part of his cover. Even more gripping is the amount of violence he was able to prevent, while trying to appear eager to get his first hit in order to protect his cover. If you like the movie, read the book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Generally, I am not a fan of Mafia type stories, either movies or books but I was interested in how Joe Pistone was able to fool the mob guys for so long. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Angie
Read the book after watching the movie several times. Takes you into the inner workings and politics of the mob. You feel the tension and danger of pistone's life undercover. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
As a law enforcement officer, I love books that are written by cops and this was no different - great book!Published 2 months ago by Thomas McWain
still reading it, but i am confident to say one of the best, police, fbi, mafia books i've read, and i read a lot.Published 3 months ago by Fahad
It's a brilliant tale told at a time when the mafia was beginning its precipitous decline in power... Read morePublished 4 months ago by jbrianb