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Goodfellas By Nicholas Pileggi

Goodfellas by Nicholas Pileggi

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Summary

Presents the story of Henry Hill's life as a gangster and notorious participation in the Witness Protection Programme.

Goodfellas Summary

Goodfellas by Nicholas Pileggi

'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 Reviews

'Absolutely engrossing' New York Times 'The best book ever written on organised crime' Cosmopolitan 'A riveting account of organised crime as a way of life ... extraordinary' Publishers Weekly 'This book chronicles Hill's criminal successes ... smuggling, hijacking, union racketeering, credit card fraud, robbery, bribery, drug dealing, prison, marriage, and assorted girlfriends ... faithfully portrayed' Library Journal

About Nicholas Pileggi

Nicholas Pileggi is the author of several books on American gangsters including Casino: Love and Honour in Las Vegas and The Wiseguy Cookbook.

Additional information

GOR001435294
9780747578635
074757863X
Goodfellas by Nicholas Pileggi
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2005-09-05
256
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