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GoodFellas

Author: Nicholas Pileggi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408828553

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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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.

GoodFellas

Total Film Edition

Author: Nicholas Pileggi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408804999

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 5581

'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.

GoodFellas

Author: Nicholas Pileggi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780747578635

Category: Criminals

Page: 248

View: 5018

Telling the fascinating and brutal details of the day-to-day life of a New York mobster, this is Henry Hill's own story. He speaks of violence, wild spending sprees, his wife, and his code of honour. But to save his life, Hill turns into a Federal witness, and the mob is still hunting him down for revealing their involvement in hundreds of crimes.

Wiseguy

Author: Nicholas Pileggi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671723227

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 5894

A longtime member of organized crime recounts his criminal career, his involvement in the six-million dollar Lufthansa robbery, and his decision to become a federal witness

Way Of The Wiseguy

Author: Joe Pistone

Publisher: Running Press Adult

ISBN: 9780762423842

Category: True Crime

Page: 224

View: 4202

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.

Wiseguy

The 25th Anniversary Edition

Author: Nicholas Pileggi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451642784

Category: True Crime

Page: 304

View: 7871

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.

Wise Guy

The Life and Philosophy of Socrates

Author: M. D. Usher

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9780374312497

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 2185

A biography of Socrates, a philosopher and teacher in ancient Greece who held that wisdom comes from questioning ideas and values rather than simply accepting what is passed on by parents and teachers.

The Wise Guy Cookbook

My Favorite Recipes From My Life as a Goodfella to Cooking on the Run

Author: Henry Hill,Priscilla Davis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440674334

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

View: 5439

Recipes to make even the toughest tough guy beg for more… Mom’s Antipasto • Sunday Gravy (Meat Sauce) • Cheater’s Chicken Stock • Striped Bass for Paulie • Fat Larry’s Pizza Dough • Henry’s Kickback Antipasti Hero • Sicilian Easter Bread with Colored Eggs • Clams Casino • Osso Buco • Oven Penitentiary Sauce with Sausage • Michael’s Favorite Ziti with Meat Sauce • and many others Henry Hill was a born wiseguy. At the pizzeria where he worked as a kid, he learned to substitute pork for veal in cutlets—which came in handy later when the bankroll was low. At thirteen, he got his first percentage from a local deli—that lost business when he started supplying the neighborhood wiseguys with his own heroes. And what great heroes they were… Once he entered Witness Protection, though, Hill found himself in places where prosciutto was impossible to get and gravy was something you put on mashed potatoes. So he learned to fake it when necessary (for example, Romano with white pepper took the place of real pecorino-siciliano cheese), and wherever he found himself, Hill managed to keep good Italian food on the table. He still brings this flair for improvisation to his cooking. No recipe is set in stone. And substitutions are listed in case you need them. Now, in his inimitable style, Hill tells some spicy stories of his life in the Mob and shows you how to whip up his favorite dishes, Sicilian style—even when you’re cooking on the run....

Wise Guy

Lessons from a Life

Author: Guy Kawasaki

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525538623

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 7186

Silicon Valley icon and bestselling author Guy Kawasaki shares the unlikely stories of his life, and the lessons we can draw from them. Guy Kawasaki has been a fixture in the tech world since he was part of Apple's original Macintosh team in the 1980s. He's widely respected as a source of wisdom about entrepreneurship, venture capital, marketing, and business evangelism, which he's shared in bestselling books such as The Art of the Start and Enchantment. But before all that, he was just a middle-class kid in Hawaii, a grandson of Japanese immigrants, who loved football and got a C+ in 9th grade English. Wise Guy, his most personal book, is about his surprising journey. It's not a traditional memoir but a series of vignettes. He toyed with calling it Miso Soup for the Soul, because these stories (like those in the Chicken Soup series) reflect a wide range of experiences that have enlightened and inspired him. For instance, you'll follow Guy as he . . . * Gets his first real job in the jewelry business--which turned out to be surprisingly useful training for the tech world. * Disparages one of Apple's potential partners in front of that company's CEO, at the sneaky instigation of Steve Jobs. * Blows up his Apple career with a single sentence, after Jobs withholds a pre-release copy of the Think Different ad campaign: "That's okay, Steve, I don't trust you either." * Reevaluates his self-importance after being mistaken for Jackie Chan by four young women. * Takes up surfing at 62--which teaches him that you can discover a new passion at any age, but younger is easier! Guy covers everything from moral values to business skills to parenting. As he writes, "I hope my stories help you live a more joyous, productive, and meaningful life. If Wise Guy succeeds at this, then that's the best story of all."

Some Kind of Wise Guy

Stories about Parents, Weddings, Modern Living, and Growing Up Italian

Author: Bill Ervolino

Publisher: Specialty Publications Division North Jersey

ISBN: 9780965473323

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 190

View: 9736

The Last Gangster

From Cop to Wiseguy to FBI Informant: Big Ron Previte and the Fall of the American Mob

Author: George Anastasia

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060544225

Category: True Crime

Page: 305

View: 7787

Offers a portrait of FBI confidential informant Ron Previte, detailing his journey from corrupt cop and wiseguy to informant, his role in the Philadelphia-South Jersey mob, and the clash that led to the fall of the region's mob bosses.

Jack Parker's Wiseguys

The National Champion BU Terriers, the Blizzard of '78, and the Miracle on Ice

Author: Tim Rappleye

Publisher: University Press of New England

ISBN: 1512601659

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 248

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Over the winter of 1977-78, anyone within shouting distance of a two-mile stretch of Boston's Commonwealth Avenue - from Fenway Park to the trolley curve at Packard's Corner - found themselves pulled into the orbit of college hockey. The hottest ticket in a sports-mad city was Boston University's Terriers, a team so tough it was said they didn't have fans - they took hostages. Eschewing the usual recruiting pools in Canada, Jack Parker and his coaching staff assembled a squad that included three stars from nearby Charlestown, then known as the "armed robbery capital of America." Jack Parker's Wiseguys is the story of a high-flying, headline-dominating, national championship squad led by three future stars of the Miracle on Ice, the medal-round game the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team won against the heavily favored Soviet Union. Now retired, Parker is a thoughtful statesman for the sport, a revered figure who held the longest tenure of any coach in Boston sports history. But during the 1977-78 season, he was just five years into his reign - and only a decade or so older than his players. Fiery, mercurial, as tough as any of his tough guys, Parker and his team were to face the pressure-cooker expectations of four previous also-ran seasons, further heightened by barroom brawls, off-the-ice shenanigans, and the citywide shutdown caused by one of the biggest blizzards to ever hit the Northeast. This season was to be Parker's watershed, a roller-coaster ride of nail-biting victories and unimaginable tragedy, played out in increasingly strident headlines as his team opened the season with an unprecedented twenty-one straight wins. Only the second loss of the year eliminated the Terriers from their league playoffs and possibly from national contention; hours after the game Parker's wife died from cancer. The story of how the team responded - coming back to win the national championship a week after Parker buried his wife - makes a compelling tale for Boston sports fans and everyone else who feels a thrill of pride at America's unlikely win over the Soviet national team - a victory forged on Commonwealth Avenue in that bitter, beautiful winter of '78.

Wise Guy, Solomon

Author: Ephraim Kishon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Israeli wit and humor

Page: 292

View: 1823

Pasta Fazool for the Wiseguy's Soul

Heartwarming Stories of "Family" Life

Author: Brian M. Thomsen

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740789295

Category: Humor

Page: 240

View: 3877

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.

Gangsters and Goodfellas

Wiseguys... and Life on the Run

Author: Henry Hill,Gus Russo

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781840188813

Category: Criminals

Page: 266

View: 9654

In 1980, my life as a 'Goodfella' came to an end...I traded my Brioni and Armani suits for T-shirts and jeans. I became a normal citizen. I became Joe Schmoe,' says Henry Hill, author of GANGSTERS AND GOODFELLAS and subject of WISEGUY, which was the inspiration for the blockbuster film GOODFELLAS.After a quarter of a century of silence, Hill can finally tell us the rest of the story, Gangsters and Goodfellas picks up where Wiseguy left off, taking readers on the crazy ride of Henry's life - hiding out in the Witness Protection Programme, doing prison time for drug charges, testifying in high-profile, heavily guarded mafia trials, leaving his wife and children and eventually ending up in the entertainment business. Including an exclusive selection of photographs from Henry's personal collection, Gangsters and Goodfellas also reveals Henry's lifelong struggle with addiction, his 'business' relationships that have ranged from mob bosses to movie producers and how, through everything, he survived: ' Its been a hell of a journey, and if I hadn't lived it myself, I would never believe it. I survived the mob. I survived the government, now I'm trying to survive Hollywood.

Almost a Wiseguy

Author: Bob Puglisi,Vince Ciacci

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781497377004

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 164

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Almost A Wiseguy is the gritty life-story of Vince Ciacci, a hair stylist, with ambitions to become a made-man in the Mafia. But his alcohol and drug abuse kept that from happening. Ciacci grows up without the love and acceptance he needs from his parents and seeks that from the wrong type of people. It isn't until the birth of his daughter, his only child, that he realizes the destructive nature of his life. In an effort to stop his downward spiral, he reluctantly seeks and finds help in AA, but his road to recovery isn't an easy one, with many starts and setbacks.

Wise Guy

A Memoir

Author: Guy Kawasaki

Publisher: Portfolio

ISBN: 9780525538615

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 2495

Silicon Valley icon Guy Kawasaki shares the unlikely story of his life and the lessons we can all take from it. Guy Kawasaki has been a fixture in the tech world since he was part of the original Apple Macintosh team in the early 1980s. Few can match the range of his career in startup evangelism, marketing, entrepreneurship and social media. He's the Yoda of Silicon Valley, a source of timeless wisdom that he shares in bestselling books such as The Art of the Start and Enchantment. His new book is unlike anything he's written before. It's not a standard memoir, but a series of true stories that have shaped his life, from his childhood in Hawaii, to his early career in the jewelry business, to working with Steve Jobs during the launch of the Macintosh, to becoming an entrepreneurial guru. He calls it "Miso Soup for the Soul"-- anecdotes that can help you learn the most essential things that Guy had to learn through trial and (lots of) error. Each anecdote--such as the time Guy was mistaken for Jackie Chan; how he learned when to shut up and when to ask for help; how he discovered the power of other people's success; and how raising four kids influenced his approach to business--is accompanied by a brief "Wisdom" section of practical takeaways. These asides cover everything from values to humility to finding the balance between living well and living responsibly.... and, of course, how to launch and run a great business.

Gangsters and Goodfellas

The Mob, Witness Protection, and Life on the Run

Author: Henry Hill

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 159077129X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 273

View: 2433

Picking up where "Wiseguy" leaves off, this book takes readers on the crazy ride of Hills life--hiding out in the Witness Protection Program, testifying in high-profile mafia trials, and eventually ending up in the entertainment business.

Almost a Wise Guy

Author: Fran Capo

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1403310483

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 1106

In a time of crisis we start grasping for straws on what to do. Some seek wise counsel while others go gung ho to take on a role of a hero and attempt to handle the situation themselves. Caught in a losing fight for survival, these brave soldiers who were giving their all for what they believed in found a fate of one that might have belonged to a third world country with morals that could be counted on one finger. To stand up for what was right and take the fight to the enemy, even if it was a fight they did not volunteer for but went anyway because they knew it was their duty as a citizen, the very least that a family could have expected was to see that their son or brother or dad was given a proper burial if they could not send the body home. No one deserves to have their final resting place to be a large hole in a foreign land, occupied by several hundred other residents who had suffered the same fate. One can only wonder if there had been any soldiers with status blood from a prominent family back home, was he given the same treatment or was his body bagged up and shipped home for a proper burial? In a desperate attempt to save time or to save face so the enemy could not see just how many bodies could be accredited to them, a decision was made that dreadful night in June that one young soldier knew would come back one day to haunt the leaders and the politicians of today as it had him so long ago as he witnessed in the shadows of the night as the terror unfolded.

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