Surviving the Mob: A Street Soldier's Life Inside the Gambino Crime Family

Surviving the Mob: A Street Soldier's Life Inside the Gambino Crime Family

by Dennis N. Griffin, Andrew DiDonato
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Surviving the Mob: A Street Soldier's Life Inside the Gambino Crime Family by Dennis N. Griffin, Andrew DiDonato

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935396277
Publisher: Huntington Press
Publication date: 12/24/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 265
Sales rank: 242,237
File size: 950 KB

About 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.

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Surviving the Mob: A Street Soldier's Life Inside the Gambino Crime Family 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Marcus Hall More than 1 year ago
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
Isabella1 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Biography on one man and his mob life. Really good and in depth look at the mob
RyeSnake More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WHAT HAPPENED SAMPLE ONLY 2 PAGES???
B-loNY More than 1 year ago
Recommend it
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Wonderful book, everyone should read. Makes you really appreciate our Military.
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Carbone More than 1 year ago
No major twists, no captivating literature, nothing compelled me to read this story day in and day out like "The Ice Man" did. It was an average book.
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