Wiseguy

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Pocket Books, Sep 1, 1990 - Fiction - 320 pages
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"At the age of twelve my ambition was to become a gangster. To be a wiseguy. Being a wiseguy was better than being President of the United States. To be a wiseguy was to own the world." -- Henry Hill

Wiseguy is Nicholas Pileggi's remarkable bestseller, the most intimate account ever printed of life inside the deadly high-stakes world of what some people call the Mafia. Wiseguy is Henry Hill's story, in fascinating, brutal detail, the never-before-revealed day-to-day life of a working mobster -- his violence, his wild spending sprees, his wife, his mistresses, his code of honor.

Henry Hill knows where a lot of bodies are buried, and he turned Federal witness to save his own life. The mob is still hunting him for what he reveals in Wiseguy: hundreds of crimes including arson, extortion, hijacking, and the $6 million Lufthansa heist, the biggest successful cash robbery in U.S. history, which led to ten murders. A firsthand account of the secret world of the mob,

Wiseguy is more compelling than any novel.

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Wiseguy: life in a Mafia family

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Growing up in Brooklyn in the 1950s Henry Hill aspired "to be a gangsterto be a wise guy.'' This book chronicles Hill's criminal successes beginning with his being a gofer for neighborhood mobster to ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter One
5
Chapter Two
18
Chapter Three
32
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About the author (1990)

Nicholas Pileggi is the bestselling author of "Wiseguy", "Casino", and "Blye: Private Eye". He lives in New York.

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