Wiseguy (Mass Market Paperback)

By Nicholas Pileggi

Pocket Books, 9780671723224, 320pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1990

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (8/31/1990)
Paperback (4/16/2019)
Hardcover (9/27/2011)
Mass Market (5/25/2010)
CD-Audio (9/1/1990)
Mass Market Paperback (2/1/1987)

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Description

"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.