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Pileggi, Nicholas

Overview
Works: 102 works in 703 publications in 22 languages and 12,167 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Gangster films  Biography  Film adaptations  Crime films  Case studies  Biographies  Biographical films  Screenplays  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Other, Author of dialog, Conceptor, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Nicholas Pileggi
GoodFellas by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

116 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For as long as he could remember, Henry Hill wanted to be a gangster. So, when he was 12 years old, he started running errands for the neighborhood wiseguy and extortionist, "Paulie" Cicero. By the time he was 21, Henry had made a name for himself and had a good life by stealing and reselling cargo. Along with Jimmy "The Gent" Conway and Tommy DeVito, Henry organizes and executes heists, big and small, for their boss and protector, Paulie. He marries Karen, a headstrong Jewish woman, who at first reluctantly and then enthusiastically embraced the gangster life. Even going to prison doesn't slow Henry down. But Henry's defiance of his boss' directive in dealing cocaine and Tommy's violent outbursts threaten to destroy the world the wiseguys have made for themselves. Even a $6 million payday from the great Lufthansa heist, the largest cash heist in American history, may not be enough to protect this group from their own mistakes
Wiseguy : life in a Mafia family by Nicholas Pileggi( Book )

96 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a firsthand account of organized crime showing its brutality and fascination
Casino by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

159 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ace Rothstein and Nicky Santoro, mobsters who move to Las Vegas to make their mark, live and work in this paradoxical world. Seen through their eyes, each as a foil to the other, the details of mob involvement in the casinos of the 1970's and '80's are revealed. Ace is the smooth operator of the Tangiers casino, while Nicky is his boyhood friend and tough strongman, robbing and shaking down the locals. However, they each have a tragic flaw--Ace falls in love with a hustler, Ginger, and Nicky falls into an ever-deepening spiral of drugs and violence
Casino : love and honor in Las Vegas by Nicholas Pileggi( Book )

90 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 21 languages and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal ran Las Vegas with his partner for the Mob until a love triangle broke the Mafia's stranglehold on the casinos
City hall by Harold Becker( Visual )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of an innocent child helps uncover a scandal that links the mob directly to the Mayor's office
Best American crime writing( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the best crime journalism of the year, including Mark Singer's "The Chicken Warriors," a study of cockfighting, and David McClintock's article "Fatal Bondage," about a vicious serial killer
Wise guy by Nicholas Pileggi( Book )

30 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a firsthand account of organized crime showing its brutality and fascination
Blye, private eye by Nicholas Pileggi( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rao's cookbook : over 100 years of Italian home cooking by Frank Pellegrino( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The owner of the popular restaurant in East Harlem, N.Y., presents its famous recipes, accompanied by testimonials from celebrity patrons
Casino by Nicholas Pileggi( Recording )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal and Anthony Spilotro, who both ran Las Vegas for the mob. Lefty's obsession with running the town, and Spilotro's obsession with Lefty's wife, caused the mob to lose its stranglehold over the casino gambling industry in Las Vegas
Wiseguy : life in a Mafia family by Nicholas Pileggi( Recording )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Hill knows where a lot of the bodies are buried and he turned federal witness to save his own life
One tough cop : the Bo Dietl story by Bo Dietl( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the true story of the maverick cop who made the busts, the headlines, and the controversies. Now Bo Dietl tells what it's really like inside the raw and deadly world of a big-city-cop--and how one man became a legend from the station house to the streets"--Back cover
Vegas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las Vegas, 1960. As the county's new sheriff, maverick rancher Ralph Lamb takes his own brand of justice to the Las Vegas streets with his trustworthy brother, Deputy Jack Lamb. Against a city hall rife with corruption, the only official they can count on is Assistant D.A. Katherine O'Connell. On the other side of the law, Vincent Savino just took over the Savoy Casino at the behest of the Chicago mob. With the brilliant Mia Rizzo calculating the profits, the cash rolls in. But problems mount as Savino navigates cutthroat gang politics to survive and thrive. Two powerful forces face off in a deadly game to decide the future of Las Vegas, but only one will be left holding the cards. The tension mounts in the 21 episodes of the complete series chronicling the epic battle for Sin City's soul
Kings of South Beach by Tim Hunter( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nightclub owner Chris Troiano took Miami's South Beach by storm in the mid-1990's, transforming this quaint retirement community into a high-fashion, drug-fueled playground for the rich and famous. When Chris hires Andy Burnett, a mysterious drifer, as his bodyguard, Andy's street smarts quickly elevate him from right-hand man to best friend. Based on the shocking real-life story of legendary Miami nightlife kingpin Chris Paciello
Fatherhood( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life with Mikey : Mikey, a former child star is having a little trouble with his new role as a kids' talent agent
Casino : the rise and fall of the mob in Las Vegas by Nicholas Pileggi( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Affranchis by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depuis sa plus tendre enfance, Henry Hill, né d'un père irlandais et d'une mère sicilienne, veut devenir gangster et appartenir à la Mafia. Adolescent dans les années cinquante, il commence par travailler pour le compte de Paul Cicero et voue une grande admiration pour Jimmy Conway, qui a fait du détournement de camions sa grande spécialité. Lucide et ambitieux, il contribue au casse des entrepôts de l'aéroport d'Idlewild et épouse Karen, une jeune Juive qu'il trompe régulièrement. Mais son implication dans le trafic de drogue le fera plonger
Quei bravi ragazzi by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trent'anni di omicidi, contrabbando, spaccio di droga, rapine, carcere ma anche pranzi e feste, mogli, figli, amanti: a raccontarli è Henry Hill, gangster pentito e implacabile accusatore degli ex amici (Mereghetti)
Uno de los nuestros by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resumen: Henry Hill, hijo de padre irlandés y madre siciliana, vive en Brooklyn y se siente fascinado por la vida que llevan los gángsters de su barrio, donde la mayoría de los vecinos son inmigrantes. Paul Cicero, el patriarca de la familia Pauline, es el protector del barrio. A los trece años, Henry decide abandonar la escuela y entrar a formar parte de la organización mafiosa como chico de los recados; muy pronto se gana la confianza de sus jefes, gracias a lo cual irá subiendo de categoría
Heat ; GoodFellas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A determined LAPD detective traces down a slick crew of criminals, even though he admires the leader of the group; follows a mid-level gangster over three decades from his Brooklyn neighborhood to his arrest by the FBI
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Wiseguy : life in a Mafia family
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Wiseguy : life in a Mafia familyCasinoCasino : love and honor in Las VegasCity hallBest American crime writingWise guyRao's cookbook : over 100 years of Italian home cookingCasino
Alternative Names
Nicholas Pileggi Amerikaans schrijver

Nicholas Pileggi écrivain américain

Nicholas Pileggi escriptor estatunidenc

Nicholas Pileggi escritor estadounidense

Nicholas Pileggi scrittore e sceneggiatore statunitense

Nicholas Pileggi US-amerikanischer Journalist, Schriftsteller und Drehbuchautor

Nicholas Pileggi yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Николас Пиледжи

Никълъс Пилеги

Ніколас Піледжі

ניקולאס פילאג'י סופר אמריקאי

نیکولاس پیلگی فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و نویسنده آمریکایی

ニコラス・ピレジー

ピレッジ, ニコラス

尼古拉斯·派勒吉

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