Donnie Brasco

Author: Joseph D. Pistone

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101154063

Category: True Crime

Page: 416

View: 3420


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.

Donnie Brasco: Unfinished Business

Author: Joe Pistone

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786741198

Category: True Crime

Page: 300

View: 2226


When FBI Special Agent Joe Pistone began a "six-month" operation infiltrating New York's Bonanno crime family in 1975, he had no idea what was about to happen. Posing as jewel thief "Donnie Brasco," Pistone spent the next six years undercover in the Family, witnessing-and sometimes participating in-the Mafia's gruesome activities while gathering enough evidence to send over 200 gangsters to jail. Pistone told his story in the 1988 book Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia-a New York Times bestseller and later a feature film starring Johnny Depp and Al Pacino. But because of pending trials at the time of publication, many details of the alleged crimes were held back. Now, in Donnie Brasco: Unfinished Business, Pistone for the first time reveals with great detail the horrific deeds of wiseguys Tony Mirra, "Lefty" Ruggiero, Sonny Black, and the rest of the cold-blooded Bonanno crew. Pistone puts the operation into historical perspective, detailing the timeline of Mafia trials that crippled the New York City crime family over the past 25 years. He also recounts his experiences after the operation, his time on the Hollywood set with Pacino and Depp, and other undercover operations through present-day. A tense, thrilling account of the greatest infiltration ever by a federal agent into the most brutal gang of killers in the world, Donnie Brasco: Unfinished Business is the final chapter in the story of a real American hero.

History in the Media

Author: Robert Niemi

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 157607952X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 501

View: 5080


A resource on the depiction of historical events in film, on television, and on the Internet combines the latest scholarship with reviews of specific works.

The Mafia Encyclopedia

Author: Carl Sifakis

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816069891

Category: True Crime

Page: 529

View: 4475


More than 500 alphabetical entries provide information on the people, places and events associated with the Mafia.

Mr. Mikey's Video Views; Volume One

Author: J. Michael Dlugos

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1552123162

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 8506


A collection of comprehensive video reviews from great old classic movies to the latest blockbusters.

Friend of the Family

Author: D. Lea Jacobs

Publisher: Howells House

ISBN: 9780929590196

Category: True Crime

Page: 336

View: 5077


Jacobs writes historical fiction under a different name, but here tries his hand at nonfiction to tell the story of Ed Robb, one of the first and most successful FBI undercover agents to work against the Mafia organized crime network. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

The Sociology of Deviance

Author: Robert J. Franzese

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398090807

Category: Psychology

Page: 398

View: 2839


This timely second edition remains essentially the same in overall organization and chapter layout and titles. New to the book is updated data and facts from empirical research and government and agency reports. Some information in some chapters was retained from the first edition if it was deemed still relevant and interesting. The definition of deviance has been modified to be more in line with standard understandings of the term which frequently describe deviance as violations of social norms. The word “differences” remains part of the definition and implies differences in attitudes, lifestyles, values, and choices that exist among individuals and groups in society. The concept of deviance is no longer treated as a label in itself, also placing the definition of the term more in alignment with its standard usage. The title of the book remains the same and “tradition” still implies the book covers areas that have long been addressed in deviance texts such as addictions, crime, and sexual behaviors, to name a few. The term “stigma” is retained for two reasons: it is in honor of Erving Goffman, a giant in the discipline of sociology who offered much to the study of differences, and it is used to accentuate the importance of societal reaction in a heterogeneous society. In this updated edition, every attempt has been made to respond to input from colleagues and students concerning text content and writing style. Chapters still include “In Recognition” or comments that honor scholars whose research and professional interests are related to the chapters under study. Effective case studies are again included in the chapters. Considerable effort went into decisions of what was to be added, changed, maintained, and deleted from the first edition, resulting in meaningful modifications throughout the book.

Organized Crime

Author: Michael Benson

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438118023

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 117

View: 7609


Discusses the history, types, and methods of dealing with organized crime.

Johnny Depp Starts Here

Author: Murray Pomerance

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813535662

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

View: 9448


An exploration of our fascination with Johnny Depp, his riddling complexity, and his meaning for our culture studies the actor's image in terms of its ambiguity and its many strange nuances. Simultaneous.

London Review of Books

Author: Jane Hindle

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859841211

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 297

View: 2775


Erudite, witty and often controversial, The London Review of Books informs and entertains its readers with a fortnightly dose of the best and liveliest of all things cultural. This anthology brings together some of the most memorable pieces from recent years, includes Alan Bennett's Diary, Christopher Hitchens on Bill Clinton's presidency, Terry Castle's hotly-debated reading of Jane Austen's letters, Jerry Fodor taking issue with Richard Dawkins on evolution, Victor Kiernan on treason, Jenny Diski musing on death, Stephen Frears' adventures in Hollywood, Linda Colley on Nancy Reagan, Frank Kermode on Paul de Man and much much more.