The Way of the Wiseguy
The FBI's Most Famous Undercover Agent Cracks the Mob Mind
By (author) Joe Pistone
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Way of the Wiseguy by Joe Pistone
Book DescriptionNow 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780762423842
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Running Press,U.S.
Publisher: Running Press
Publish Date: 23-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Joe Pistone
Joseph D. Pistone is the legendary FBI Special Agent who put his life on the line to infiltrate the U.S. Mafia for six years, resulting in the convictions of over 200 mobsters. He lives in an undisclosed location.
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