Wise Guy: Life in a Mafia Family

By: Nicholas Pileggi

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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

Author Name: Nicholas Pileggi

Categories: Biographies/Memoirs, True crime/Law, Law, Biographies/Case histories,

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