Goodfellas  Screenplay Book
Score: 4
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Goodfellas Screenplay


  • Author : Martin Scorsese
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2000-02-21
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : 0571202497

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Goodfellas Screenplay Book Description :

Henry Hill grows up in the 1950s, in a Brooklyn neighbourhood where Italian-American gangsters walk tall in the streets, commanding the respect of their peers. Young Henry dreams that one day he too might be a professional 'wiseguy' - a 'goodfella'. His wishes come true with remarkable speed once he teams up with renowned hoodlum Jimmy Conway and his alarmingly psychotic pal Tommy DeVito. Henry embarks on an everyday life of crime which takes him from rags to gaudy riches, in and out of the federal penitentiary and under the unwelcome spotlight of the FBI. As the 1970s turn sour Henry finds himself at the sharp end of the cocaine trade, increasingly adrift from his extended mobster 'family' and forced to make a tough decision about his future. The film that re-established Martin Scorsese's eminence among American directors after years of professional difficulties, 'GoodFellas' is a tour de force which lays bare the crude and venal motives which drive a happy band of thieves and murderers.

Way Of The Wiseguy Book

Way Of The Wiseguy


  • Author : Joe Pistone
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Release Date : 2005-04-13
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0762423846

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Way Of The Wiseguy Book Description :

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.

Wise Guy Book
Score: 4
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Wise Guy


  • Author : Guy Kawasaki
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-02-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525538622

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Wise Guy Book Description :

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 age 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."

The Wiseguy Cookbook Book
Score: 4.5
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The Wiseguy Cookbook


  • Author : Henry Hill
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 0451207068

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The Wiseguy Cookbook Book Description :

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.

Wise and Otherwise Book
Score: 3
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Wise and Otherwise


  • Author : Sudha Murty
  • Publisher : Penguin Books India
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: India
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 0143062220

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Wise and Otherwise Book Description :

Fifty Vignettes Showcase The Myriad Shades Of Human Nature A Man Dumps His Aged Father In An Old-Age Home After Declaring Him To Be A Homeless Stranger, A Tribal Chief In The Sahyadri Hills Teaches The Author That There Is Humility In Receiving Too, And A Sick Woman Remembers To Thank Her Benefactor Even From Her Deathbed. These Are Just Some Of The Poignant And Eye-Opening Stories About People From All Over The Country That Sudha Murty Recounts In This Book. From Incredible Examples Of Generosity To The Meanest Acts One Can Expect From Men And Women, She Records Everything With Wry Humour And A Directness That Touches The Heart. First Published In 2002, Wise And Otherwise Has Sold Over 30,000 Copies In English And Has Been Translated Into All The Major Indian Languages. This Revised New Edition Is Sure To Charm Many More Readers And Encourage Them To Explore Their Inner Selves And The World Around Us With New Eyes. &Nbsp;

Wiseguy Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

Wiseguy


  • Author : Nicholas Pileggi
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-09-27
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451642780

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Wiseguy Book Description :

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.

GoodFellas Book
Score: 4
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GoodFellas


  • Author : Nicholas Pileggi
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-11-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408828557

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GoodFellas Book Description :

'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.

Crows Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Crows


  • Author : Candace Savage
  • Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2015-04-18
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9781771640855

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Crows Book Description :

This revised and expanded edition of Candace Savage’s best-selling book about ravens and crows is enhanced by additional paintings, drawings, and photos, as well as a fascinating selection of first-person stories and poems about remarkable encounters with crows. In one story, a pack of crows brilliantly thwarts an attack by a Golden Eagle; in another, a mischievous crow rescues the author from grief. And in a third piece, after nursing a battered baby crow back to health until it flies off with other crows, Louise Erdrich hauntingly describes her altered awareness as she listens for the "dark laugh” of crows while she works. Based on two decades of audacious research by scientists around the world, the book also provides an unprecedented, evidence-based glimpse into corvids’ intellectual, social, and emotional lives. But whether viewed through the lens of science, myth, or everyday experience, the result is always the same. These birds are so smart--and so mysterious--they take your breath away.

From Wiseguys to Wise Men Book

From Wiseguys to Wise Men


  • Author : Fred Gardaphe
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-01-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135397791

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From Wiseguys to Wise Men Book Description :

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.

Gangsters and Goodfellas Book

Gangsters and Goodfellas


  • Author : Henry Hill
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2007-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590771297

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Gangsters and Goodfellas Book Description :

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.

Casino Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Casino


  • Author : Nicholas Pileggi
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2016-10-18
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504041621

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Casino Book Description :

The true story behind the Martin Scorsese film: A “riveting . . . account of how organized crime looted the casinos they controlled” (Kirkus Reviews). Focusing on Chicago bookie Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal and his partner, Anthony Spilotro, and drawing on extensive, in-depth interviews, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of the Mafia classic Wiseguy—basis for the film Goodfellas—Nicholas Pileggi reveals how the pair worked together to oversee Las Vegas casino operations for the mob. He unearths how Teamster pension funds were used to take control of the Stardust and Tropicana and how Spilotro simultaneously ran a crew of jewel thieves nicknamed the “Hole in the Wall Gang.” For years, these gangsters kept a stranglehold on Sin City’s brightly lit nightspots, skimming millions in cash for their bosses. But the elaborate scheme began to crumble when Rosenthal’s disproportionate ambitions drove him to make mistakes. Spilotro made an error of his own, falling for his partner’s wife, a troubled showgirl named Geri. It would all lead to betrayal, a wide-ranging FBI investigation, multiple convictions, and the end of the Mafia’s longstanding grip on the multibillion-dollar gaming oasis in the midst of the Nevada desert. Casino is a journey into 1970s Las Vegas and a riveting nonfiction account of the world portrayed in the Martin Scorsese film of the same name, starring Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, and Sharon Stone. A story of adultery, murder, infighting, and revenge, this “fascinating true-crime Mob history” is a high-stakes page-turner (Booklist).

Good Guys  Wiseguys  and Putting Up Buildings Book

Good Guys Wiseguys and Putting Up Buildings


  • Author : Samuel C. Florman
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2012-03-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429941082

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Good Guys Wiseguys and Putting Up Buildings Book Description :

Good Guys, Wiseguys, and Putting Up Buildings is an engaging memoir about one man's career in construction--rising to the top of an industry renowned for crime, corruption, violence, physical danger, and the chronic risk of financial catastrophe. Starting in the Navy Seabees at the end of WWII, Samuel C. Florman made his way as a general contractor in New York City through the period of explosive development, private exuberance and the historic growth of publicly supported housing--all amidst the rise of the notorious Mafia families, and evolution of the Civil Rights Movement. His storied career brought him into contact with a variety of personalities: politicians and civil servants, developers and technocrats, saintly do-gooders and corrupt rapscallions. Along with the rousing adventures there were satisfactions of a different sort: the enchantment of seeing architecture made real; the pride of creating housing, hospitals, schools, places of worship--shelter for the body and nourishment for the spirit.

Hollywood Italians Book

Hollywood Italians


  • Author : Peter E. Bondanella
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2004-01-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 082641544X

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Hollywood Italians Book Description :

"This book is a celebration of nearly a century of images of Italians in American motion pictures and their contribution to popular culture." "Hollywood Italians covers the careers of dozens of stars including Rudolph Valentino, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, John Travolta, Sylvester Stallone, Marisa Tomei, James Gandolfini, and many others. In addition, the book reviews the work of such Italian American directors as Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese." "In all, Hollywood Italians discusses scores of films with a concentration on the most important, including their literary and European-cinematic roots. The book is capped by a comprehensive examination of The Godfather and its two sequels, as well as the international television phenomenon The Sopranos."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

On the Run Book

On the Run


  • Author : Sean Flynn
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007-10-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780446534710

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On the Run Book Description :

Written by the son and daughter of Henry Hill, the real-life focus of "Wiseguy" and "Goodfellas, On the Run" is a harrowing account of a childhood spent coping with an out-of-control father while dodging frightening Mafia retribution.

Life of the Party Book

Life of the Party


  • Author : Bert Kreischer
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2014-05-27
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250030313

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Life of the Party Book Description :

A collection of outrageous stories by the standup comic, TV host, and inspiration for the movie National Lampoon's Van Wilder Bert Kreischer doesn't know how to say "no." If he did, he wouldn't have gotten himself mixed up with a group of Russian mobsters on a class trip to Moscow, earning him his nickname: "The Machine." He wouldn't have wrestled with a bear or swum with sharks on national television. He wouldn't have (possibly) smoked PCP with a star of Saturday Night Live. And he wouldn't have been named the Number One Partier in the Nation by Rolling Stone, inspired the movie National Lampoon's Van Wilder, or performed standup to sellout crowds across the country. The stories Kreischer shares in Life of the Party are a guidebook on how not to grow up. From his fraternity days at Florida State University, to his rise as a standup, to his marriage and first brushes with fatherhood, Kreischer shows you a path that may not lead you to maturity or personal growth. But it will lead you to a shitload of fun.

The Sinatra Club Book
Score: 3
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The Sinatra Club


  • Author : Sal Polisi
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-02-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451643169

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The Sinatra Club Book Description :

An insider's account of the downfall of the New York Mob profiles organized crime at the height of its influence while recounting the author's participation in several lucrative heists, relating his decision to become a federal informant and the ways in which drug, greed and breakdowns in family values were ultimately responsible for the Mob's demise. Reprint.

The Wise Men Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

The Wise Men


  • Author : Walter Isaacson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1997-06-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 864
  • ISBN 10 : 9780684837710

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The Wise Men Book Description :

A captivating blend of personal biography and public drama, The Wise Men introduces the original best and brightest, leaders whose outsized personalities and actions brought order to postwar chaos: Averell Harriman, the freewheeling diplomat and Roosevelt's special envoy to Churchill and Stalin; Dean Acheson, the secretary of state who was more responsible for the Truman Doctrine than Truman and for the Marshall Plan than General Marshall; George Kennan, self-cast outsider and intellectual darling of the Washington elite; Robert Lovett, assistant secretary of war, undersecretary of state, and secretary of defense throughout the formative years of the Cold War; John McCloy, one of the nation's most influential private citizens; and Charles Bohlen, adroit diplomat and ambassador to the Soviet Union.

The Lufthansa Heist Book
Score: 4
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The Lufthansa Heist


  • Author : Henry Hill
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2015-08-01
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493018963

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The Lufthansa Heist Book Description :

The inside story—from the organizer himself--of the largest unrecovered cash haul in history. This full account brings readers behind the heist memorialized in Goodfellas, a crime that has baffled law enforcement for decades. From Henry Hill himself, The Lufthansa Heist is the last book he worked on before his 2012 death. On December 11, 1978, a daring armed robbery rocked Kennedy Airport, resulting in the largest unrecovered cash haul in world history, totaling six million dollars. The perpetrators were never apprehended and thirteen people connected to the crime were murdered in homicides that, like the crime itself, remain unsolved to this day. The burglary has fascinated the public for years, dominating headlines around the globe due to the story’s unending ravel of mysteries that baffled the authorities.One of the organizers of the sensational burglary, Henry Hill, who passed away in 2012, in collaboration with Daniel Simone, has penned an unprecedented “tell-all” about the robbery with never-before-unveiled details, particulars only known to an insider. In 2013, this infamous criminal act again flared up in the national news when five reputed gangsters were charged in connection to the robbery. This latest twist lends the project an extraordinary sense of timing, and the legal proceedings of the newly arrested suspects will unfold over the next year, continuing to keep the Lufthansa topic in the news.

Mind Play Book

Mind Play


  • Author : Mark Wiseman
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-09-05
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 1975987373

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Mind Play Book Description :

All kinds of people are secretly (or not so secretly) fascinated by the erotic possibilities of hypnosis. Many of us know that hypnosis doesn't really have the kind of mind-melting power we see in movies. Still, we can't help but get turned on at the thought of either controlling someone, or being controlled by someone, into doing things we've been told we shouldn't do ... but really, inside, kind of want to. In this book, Mark Wiseman (Wiseguy) will teach you how to put your partner into a hypnotic trance safely and effectively. Then the fun begins as you learn how to: Create or intensify arousal and desire Turn their entire body into an erogenous zone eager for your touch Get kinky with hypnotic bondage, flogging, or tickling Give them intense pleasure using his Five-Point Palm Exploding Orgasm technique and more! Whether you are new to hypnosis or have already learned the basics, Mind Play will give you the tools you need to become a skilled, responsible erotic hypnotist. This 2017 edition has been updated to reflect changes in community standards and resources.

Harry Anderson Book

Harry Anderson


  • Author : Mike Caveney
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1993-01-01
  • Genre: Magic tricks
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 0915181258

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Harry Anderson Book Description :