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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.
Title: Wise Guy: Life in a Mafia Family
Publisher: Pocket Books: 1990
ISBN Number: 0671723227
ISBN Number 13: 9780671723224
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
Book Condition: Good
kg: 1.00 kg
Seller ID: 000222
Keywords: True Crime, Mafia