A Man of Honor: The Autobiography of Joseph Bonanno

A Man of Honor The Autobiography of Joseph Bonanno Friendships connections family ties trust loyalty obedience this was the glue that held us together These were the principles that the greatest Mafia Boss if Bosses Joseph Bonnano lived by Born

  • Title: A Man of Honor: The Autobiography of Joseph Bonanno
  • Author: Joseph Bonanno
  • ISBN: 9780312979232
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Friendships, connections, family ties, trust, loyalty, obedience this was the glue that held us together These were the principles that the greatest Mafia Boss if Bosses, Joseph Bonnano, lived by Born in Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Bonnano found his future amid the whiskey running, riotous streets of Prohibition America in 1924, when he illegally entered the Un Friendships, connections, family ties, trust, loyalty, obedience this was the glue that held us together These were the principles that the greatest Mafia Boss if Bosses, Joseph Bonnano, lived by Born in Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Bonnano found his future amid the whiskey running, riotous streets of Prohibition America in 1924, when he illegally entered the United States to pursue his dreams By the age of only twenty six, Bonnano became a Don He would eventually take over the New York underworld, igniting the Castellammarese War, one of the bloodiest Family battles ever to hit New York CityNow, in this candid and stunning memoir, Joe Bonanno likely a model for Don Corleone in the blockbuster movie The Godfather takes readers inside the world of the real Mafia He reveals the inner workings of New York s Five Families Bonanno, Gambino, Profaci, Lucchese, and Genovese and uncovers how the Mafia not only dominated local businesses, but also influenced national politics A fascinating glimpse into the world of crime, A Man of Honor is an unforgettable account of one of the most powerful crime figures in America s history.

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    1. Interesting exercise in self deception and revisionist history. I'm sure he wasn't the innocent victim he portrays himself to be. Who among us just happens to have a loaded shotgun handy in the event of an intruder?

    2. Keeping in mind that the author is unwilling and unable to provide the complete picture of his life for fear of legal reprisals, this book is actually quite revealing. To understand the Families and their traditions, one must first understand how Italy was ruled throughout the centuries. Each region of Italy operated independently within the whole and the necessity for protection and cooperation was essential for survival. Bonanno, a Sicilian, explains all of this in his book.He outlines his boo [...]

    3. The Mafia has always held a weird fascination for many people. As an amateur history buff, I've found the idea of gangsters and their interactions with the larger society interesting. Even the romance genre (especially interracial romance) has gotten into the act with mafia-themed romances. But I've thought many of those books tend to brush aside the darker side of what the mafia is and what it does in favor of the alpha male stereotype (ironically one book I've read, even though it failed miser [...]

    4. I knew nothing about Joe Bonanno upon starting this book. At the end, I knew of a man dedicated to The Tradition from his Sicilian homeland, and his correct judgment that Americans are too concerned with money, not caring enough about family. Along the way I learned about others within that Tradition, and some not. Mostly I got to know Joe Bonanno as a person, his views and ideas. Whether or not they are all accurate matters little; as a man, Bonanno lived an intriguing, sometimes hazardous life [...]

    5. Strange story and at times interesting. Started out by revering everything to clans and saying that they did not force anyone people gave of their free will some of the information was good. The end of the really just him rambling.

    6. A fascinating, if highly biased and controversial history of the New York mob by a former mob boss. Even considering the obvious omissions, it is a good book.

    7. In my (re)search to understand how different leaders think and act, i started this book several times, but never finished it. Finally, i pushed myselfThe book is very factual vs. what i was expecting - a more philosophic approach. It is a chain of events that spread over 70 years through the lens of a business man. Which feels very retarded (lying straight to your face), given that the author was an aknowledged gangster - one of the big ones. So, overall, it was disapointing. One paragraph that [...]

    8. Excellent read , Coming from Italian heritage and upbringingsIt is imprinted on me to understand some of the ideals and values within a certain style of life.I’m not saying I condone all the activities but I also understand in protecting your own and trying to get yourself ahead as much as you possibly can to pave the way for ones children. I liked how Mr Bonano conducted himselfmetimes I wanted more decisive action taken on certain matters but I can’t believe he was as clean cut as portraye [...]

    9. I love memoirs because they are a way into the mind of the author and being the person I am, I like nothing better than to look around inside other people’s heads. This did not disappoint. There were some interesting stories here and some ridiculous coincidences - at the very least this book is self-serving and the at worst - full of lies. But I think Joe Bonanno does reveal himself to the reader and that is worth the price of the book for me.

    10. For what it was, the book was very good. It offered great insight into a mysterious and often fantasized world of the Mafia. While it’s obvious that the author could not reveal every detail about his illicit life, it’s surprisingly informative. Although I doubt that Mr. Bonanno was as innocent as he would lead you to believe, the book is a good read.

    11. A well written look into the formation of the early formation of the American Mafia and one mans life.

    12. Read for personal research. I found this work of immense interest, especially the author's childhood recollections.This work is one of my resource sources for ghost authoring the novels of E Ratterman.I found this book's contents helpful and inspiring - number rating relates to the book's contribution to my needs.Overall, this work is also a good resource for the researcher and enthusiast.

    13. "Friendships, connections, family ties, trust, loyalty, obedience-this was the 'glue' that held us together."These were the principles that the greatest Mafia "Boss if Bosses," Joseph Bonnano, lived by. Born in Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Bonnano found his future amid the whiskey-running, riotous streets of Prohibition America in 1924, when he illegally entered the United States to pursue his dreams. By the age of only twenty-six, Bonnano became a Don.He would eventually take over the New Y [...]

    14. A great book about his life and his Tradition. It was interesting to read about his youth, the Castellammarese War, his golden days, events such as the Apalachin meeting and his view on ‘the mafia’. The firsthand perspective is one of the reasons I bought it. Of course, you have to be critical and compare it to other sources. He makes it clear that he doesn’t provide any incriminating information, but I don’t know why someone would expect to read the complete truth. Although it becomes a [...]

    15. I liked this book. When I first bought it, I thought it was going to be long, boring and tidieous, but I was wrong, the story was interesting. The book explains the history and roots of the mafia along with the differences between a mafioso and a gangster. It gives a lot of information on the history of the 5 families in NYC and in other parts of the country. Joe Bonanno did a great job writing this book despite the fact he did not study to be an author. I'm glad I have a copy of his book in my [...]

    16. Joseph was the head of one of the biggest mafia families in NYC. He was the one that they modelled the godfather after. This book was pretty interesting, especially since I like sopranos. This showed more of the beginnings of what they do on the show, and helped me understand it better. Even the part about the necklace on the saint, which was on the new season show, was in the book. I only got through half of the book, because it started to get a bit boring. But I'm sure that people with more at [...]

    17. Was Joseph Bonanno the head Godfather of the Mafia in the United States or a Sicilian immigrant that was wrongly targeted by the FBI, resulting in the destruction of his family and his reputation? I guess it depends on who you ask and since this is Joe’s autobiography the outcome is obvious. It is interesting that the language and style of this book is so stilted that I think he must have actually written it himself.

    18. I read through this book while taking a course in organized crime at university. We studied many forms of organized crime through history, including the mafia. It was interesting reading a book written in a non-law enforcement point of view, as we would go through portions of events that happened in the book. It was a good tool used in the classroom to get students into discussion, particularly seen through both sides of the law.

    19. Good readting look at the mafia from one of the top leadershis rationalization for his life and the explanation of the "black hand" (mafia)is so very interesting. Just don't understand how they can rationalize their lifestyle with their family and church dedication.

    20. A self agrandizing auto-biography by Joseph Bonanno who was one of the original five Godfathers of the Five Families of New York. A good read with alot of mob history in it.

    21. for all of my Sicilian lovers I heard about this book through a Netflix series called the truth Of America. Still reading but I love learning about the Mafia' history

    22. Lots of information! Pretty interesting too. I had to put it down about halfway through because there was just so much. Maybe he could've have a two part series or something?

    23. Really intriguing and could not put the book down. Although, some of the book seemed at times fantastical to me it was still a great read.

    24. Interesting view of the Mafia from the inside. However, because it was from an insider you get a lot of self-justifying and not-so-truthful stories.

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