Wiseguy Life in a Mafia Family (June 87) by Nicholas Pileggi

Cover of: Wiseguy | Nicholas Pileggi

Published by G. K. Hall & Company .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Mafia,
  • Large Print,
  • Criminals,
  • Nonfiction - True Crime / Espionage,
  • United States,
  • Large type books,
  • General,
  • Hill, Henry,
  • Case studies,
  • 1943-,
  • Biography,
  • Hill, Henry,

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages331
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9800843M
ISBN 100816142068
ISBN 109780816142064

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Nicholas Pileggi’s vivid, unvarnished, Wiseguy book chronicle of the life of Henry Hill—the working-class Brooklyn kid who knew from age twelve that “to be a wiseguy was to own the world,” who grew up to live the highs and lows of the mafia gangster’s life—has been hailed as “the best book ever written on organized crime” (Cosmopolitan)/5(66).

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Nicholas Pileggi’s vivid, unvarnished, journalistic chronicle of the life of Henry Hill—the working-class Brooklyn kid who knew from age twelve that “to be a wiseguy was to own the world,” who grew up to live the highs and lows of the mafia gangster’s life—has been hailed as “the best book ever written on organized crime” (Cosmopolitan).

Nicholas Pileggi’s vivid, unvarnished, journalistic chronicle of the life of Henry Hill - the working-class Brooklyn kid who knew from age twelve that “to be a wiseguy was to own the world,” who grew up to live the highs and lows of the gangster’s life - has been hailed as “the best book ever written on organized crime” (Cosmopolitan).

Nicholas Pileggi's non-fiction book, Wiseguy, is the basis for the hit movie, GoodFellas, directed by Martin Scorsese ().Wiseguy is the true story of Henry Hill, a member of the Lucchese organized crime family in New York. Henry's heyday takes place during the s and s during which time he works under prominent mob boss Paul Vario in the Brownsville-East New York section of Brooklyn.

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Wiseguy () About book: "One of the largest heists in American history occurred in December of at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York when an informant, Louis Werner, tipped off Martin Krugman, a bookmaker and member of the Lucchese crime organization to whom Werner owed a large sum, that millions of dollars in cash and jewels were due to arrive on a Lufthansa flight and.

Books Description: Review 'Wiseguy goes nonstop absolutely engrossing.'-- 'The New York Times Book Review''The best book ever written on organized crime.'--'Cosmopolitan' Read more About the Author Nicholas Pileggi is the bestselling author of Wiseguy, Casino, and Blye: Private Eye.

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