Wiseguy


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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). This is the true-crime bestseller that was the basis for Martin Scorsese’s film masterpiece GoodFellas, which brought to life the violence, the excess, the families, the wives and girlfriends, the drugs, the payoffs, the paybacks, the jail time, and the Feds…with Henry Hill’s crackling narration drawn straight out of Wiseguy and overseeing all the unforgettable action. Read it and experience the secret life inside the mob—from one who’s lived it.

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Author by Nicholas Pileggi
Genre eBook True Crime
Read Book 304
ISBN Number 9781451642780

The Wiseguy Cookbook


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Presents a collection of recipes for such dishes as Milly's meatballs, Henry's kickback antipasto hero, pasta e fagioli, and Sicilian meatloaf, along with cooking and substitution tips, and anecdotes about the author's life.

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Author by Henry Hill
Genre eBook Cooking
Read Book 336
ISBN Number 0451207068

Pasta Fazool For The Wiseguy S Soul


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After all that theft, racketeering, adultery, murder, and going to the mattresses, even a wiseguy needs a little pasta fazool for the soul. A hilarious self-help parody based on the exploits of Don Corleone, Anthony Soprano, and those other "made" guys. If your conscience is growing weary because you've had to off your best friend or you've recently learned exactly what was inside that envelope you were asked to deliver, take heart: Brian M. Thomsen and his associate, Don Minestrone, have got your back with more than 100 tales of redemptive goomba guidance and mobster lore. In the tradition of Chicken Soup for the Soul meets The Departed comes tales of family loyalty, mobster morals, and criminal compassion. So the next time you or someone from your clan goes to the mattresses on some trumped-up racketeering charge, we suggest you leave the gun and take the cannoli-and this book, of course.

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Author by Brian M. Thomsen
Genre eBook Humor
Read Book 240
ISBN Number 9780740789298

Goodfellas


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'At the age of twelve my ambition was to be a gangster. To me being a wiseguy was better than being president of the United States. To be a wiseguy was to own the world.' GoodFellas is Henry Hill's own story, telling the fascinating and sometimes brutal details of the day-to-day life of a working New York mobster - the violence, wild spending sprees, his wife, his mistress, his code of honour. From the small-time scamming of his early years, his first arrest at the age of sixteen and initiation into the dealings of his wiseguy friends and bosses, Henry Hill tells of the good times, dodgy dealings, indulgences, and the insularity of the mob-controlled neighbourhoods. But things start to go too far. To save his own life, Hill turns into a Federal witness, and the mob is to this day still hunting him down for revealing their involvement in hundreds of crimes including arson, extortion, hijacking, the six-million dollar Lufthansa heist (the most successful cash robbery in US history), and murder.

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Author by Nicholas Pileggi
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 256
ISBN Number 9781408828557

Way Of The Wiseguy


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Now in paperback, here's the first nonfiction work from Joe Pistone since his New York Times #1 bestseller and hit movie, Donnie Brasco. Perhaps no man alive knows the lifestyle of wiseguys better than Pistone does, having spent six years infiltrating the Mafia as an undercover FBI agent. Now, years later, Pistone reassesses the underworld. Often poignant, and in startling detail, THE WAY OF THE WISEGUY gives readers a first-hand look at the psychology and customs of the wiseguy.The book features 34 chapters that reveal key principles of wiseguy life, including “How Wiseguys Carry Out a Hit,” “How Wiseguys Get Straightened Out,” and “A Typical Day in the Life of a Wiseguy.” Pistone's spellbinding stories provide a first-hand look at this lawless realm of badguys, which is often uncannily relevant to the workings of legitimate big business and everyday social discourse.

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Author by Joe Pistone
Genre eBook True Crime
Read Book 224
ISBN Number 0762423846

The Way Of The Wiseguy


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Author by Joseph D. Pistone
Genre eBook Criminal psychology
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ISBN Number OCLC:1036915684

Golgo 13 Volume 5


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Author by Takao Saito
Genre eBook Electronic books
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ISBN Number 1974713938

Radical Advice From The Ultimate Wiseguy


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Presents devotional readings for teenagers, based on the wisdom of King Solomon as expressed in the Book of Proverbs.

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Author by Lorraine Peterson
Genre eBook Religion
Read Book 238
ISBN Number 1556611412

Wiseguys In Love


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You think you've got problems? You could be Michael Bonello, a nice guy who dropped out of law school only to be inducted against is will into the neighborhood mob. Michael really isn't very good at the whole wiseguy thing--you can't be a proper hit man when your mother insists upon setting a curfew and hiding your bullets. You could be Lisa Johnson, a wholesome midwestern girl adrift in New York City, who gets mixed up with would-be mobster Michael and his Mafia entourage. Worse, you could accidentally shoot a marked man and set off a madcap chain of events that throws you into car chases, embroils you in assassination attempts, and gets you kidnapped by a gangster who wants to introduce you to his mother. Your social life could be a big hit, in more ways than one. In this high-spiritied and witty first novel, C. Clark Criscuolo wins hearts with a tale of disorganized crime. Take When Harry Met Sally, add a heaping helping of The Godfather, and the result is a wickedly funny, charming, and ever-so-slightly sinister romp through the high life and the low life of New York--where love is murder and the Mafia is the matchmaker.

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Author by C. Clark Criscuolo
Genre eBook Fiction
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ISBN Number 9781466889460

From Wiseguys To Wise Men


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The gangster, in the hands of the Italian American artist, becomes a telling figure in the tale of American race, gender, and ethnicity - a figure that reflects the autobiography of an immigrant group just as it reflects the fantasy of a native population. From Wiseguys to Wise Men studies the figure of the gangster and explores its social function in the construction and projection of masculinity in the United States. By looking at the cultural icon of the gangster through the lens of gender, this book presents new insights into material that has been part of American culture for close to 100 years.

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Author by Fred Gardaphe
Genre eBook History
Read Book 264
ISBN Number 9781135397791