Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia: A True Story

Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia: A True Story


By (author) Joseph D. Pistone, By (author) Donnie Brasco

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  • Publisher: Hodder Paperback
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 194mm x 32mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 5 June 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0340922656
  • ISBN 13: 9780340922651
  • Sales rank: 74,240

Product description

In 1978, the US government waged a war against organised crime. One man was left behind the lines. From 1976 until 1981, Special Agent Pistone lived undercover with the Mafia. Only able to visit his young family once every few months, Pistone - under the alias Donnie Brasco - ate, drank, partied, worked and sometimes killed with the wiseguys. He got so close that his Mafia partner, Lefty Ruggiero, asked him to officiate as best man at his wedding. Pistone's eventual testimony, in such spectacular prosecutions as 'the Pizza Connection' and 'the Mafia Commission' resulted in more than 200 indictments and 100 convictions of members of organised crime.

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Author information

Joseph D. Pistone was an FBI Agent for seventeen years. He now lives under secret identity in an undisclosed location.

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So entertaining you have to remind yourself it's deadly serious Boston Globe Compelling and gripping ... Raw, hard-hitting non-fiction at its best ... A revealing investigative work Toronto Star A penetrating look into the inner circle of the Mafia ... There's no shortage of real-life drama Detroit News Courageous and extraordinary New York Times Book Review