Surviving the Mob: A Street Soldier's Life Inside the Gambino Crime Family [NOOK Book]

Overview

What do you do when the law wants you behind bars and the New York crime families want you buried? That was the life or death dilemma confronting Andrew DiDonato, who began his criminal career at age 14 under the watchful eyes of the local mob. By the time he was 17, the infamous Gambino crime family made DiDonato an associate of the Nicholas Corozzo crew. For the next 14 years he was a loyal street solider committing dangerous and profitable crimes including: burglary, forgery, extortion, loan sharking, bank ...
See more details below
Surviving the Mob: A Street Soldier's Life Inside the Gambino Crime Family

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$5.99
BN.com price

Overview

What do you do when the law wants you behind bars and the New York crime families want you buried? That was the life or death dilemma confronting Andrew DiDonato, who began his criminal career at age 14 under the watchful eyes of the local mob. By the time he was 17, the infamous Gambino crime family made DiDonato an associate of the Nicholas Corozzo crew. For the next 14 years he was a loyal street solider committing dangerous and profitable crimes including: burglary, forgery, extortion, loan sharking, bank robbery, drug dealing, witness tampering, and attempted murder. He was also involved in the underworld gambling operations, which took in millions dealing dice and cards, booking sports and horses, and running numbers. Between these pages you'll find the most in-depth look at Mob gambling every published. At age 31, DiDonato ran afoul of both the law and his friends, turning him into a hunted man on two fronts. After 17 months on the run, he was lucky the law caught him first. Surviving the Mob is a cautionary tale of the harsh reality of a criminal, inmate, fugitive, and witness who--so far--has lived to tell the tale.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935396277
  • Publisher: Huntington Press
  • Publication date: 12/24/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 265
  • Sales rank: 113,076
  • File size: 929 KB

Meet the Author

Dennis N. Griffin retired in 1994 after a 20-year career in investigations and law enforcement in New York State. He and his wife Faith moved to Las Vegas shortly afterward. He is an active member of the Mystery Writers of America, Las Vegas Valley Writers Group, Henderson Writers Group, and the Police Writers Association. He has also written the acclaimed books Cullotta: The Life of a Chicago Criminal, Las Vegas Mobster, and Givernment Witness and The Battle for Las Vegas: The Law Vs. The Mob. Become a fan of Dennis Griffin on Facebook for news about upcoming book and TV true-crime projects.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 23 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(8)

4 Star

(7)

3 Star

(4)

2 Star

(3)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 22 Customer Reviews
  • Posted March 30, 2011

    Andrew DiDonato tells it like it is.

    Good book, easy to read. Andrew DiDonato tells it like it is in organized crime. This is not sugar coated to glamorize the mob. He tells you his story without making heros out of the people he grew up with. They are seen as people with flaws such as greed, envy and murderous tedencies. --Marcus

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 7, 2011

    great story- highly recommended-

    Surviving the Mob is a straight foward come at you like a frieght train story of the mobster who unlike many before him puts to paper the truth about the everyday workingings of being apart of a mob family ,and most refreshing is that he doesnt try to glorify the life in any way instead i found myself learning the true politics of mob life and how words such as honor loyalty and respect are almost non exsistent in the real world of organized crime and that is a far cry from what we have been spoon fed from film and television accounts ! As i was reading the story i felt as though i was right along him committing his crimes and then fighting for his life ,this story is an inspiration to everyone that no matter your past you can overcome and change for the better, the surviving the mob story is living proof to that.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Really good

    Biography on one man and his mob life. Really good and in depth look at the mob

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted June 6, 2011

    Very Interesting Read

    Overall I thought this was a good read. Kept your interst though there are acouple of rambling spots but overall I could not wait to get back to it to see how things turned out. To me, this is the way a novel should be.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 22 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)