Gangsters and Goodfellas: The Mob, Witness Protection, and Life on the Run

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Rowman & Littlefield, Oct 30, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 273 pages
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"At the age of twelve, my ambition was to become a gangster. To be a wiseguy was better than being President of the United States. To be a wiseguy was to own the world." Henry Hill When Henry Hill entered the Witness Protection Program, he was certain that his criminal days had finally come to an end. He was wrong. For over twenty years, Henry Hill lived the high life as a powerful member of the Lucchese crime family, a life immortalized in Martin Scorsese's classic film GoodFellas. After his arrest in 1980, he disappeared into the Witness Protection Program With this book, Henry comes clean about his last twenty years, filling in the gaps about his recent past as well as setting the record straight on his days as a wiseguy. At once hilarious, unpredictable, scandalous, and arresting, Henry Hill's tale will destroy everything you thought you knew about the Witness Protection Program."
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
1
Cast of Characters
3
Introduction
9
A Hood in The Hamptons
15
The Wiseguys and Their World
29
A FullTime Wiseguy
41
Settling Down Mob Style
55
Linda and Broadway Joe
65
Blue Grass and Bedlam
135
Nick Nora
153
The Great Northwest
165
The Vatican Connection
189
From Karen to kelly
203
Uncle Sam and The Son of Sam
221
Southern California
231
Hooray for Hollywood
247

The Fall
81
The Big Scores
93
Bumbling Burlers
107
Big Sky Country
127
My Life Today
253
Index
263
Copyright

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Henry Hill helped authorities bring convictions against over fifty major criminals, both in the US and abroad. While in Witness Protection Program, his life inspired the best-selling book Wiseguys and the hit film GoodFellas. He is the co-author of The Wiseguy Cookbook and A GoodFellas Guide to New York. He lives in the United States. Gus Russo is a freelance author and investigative reporter, who has contributed to numerous documentary films. He has written two previous books, Live by the Sword and The Outfit. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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