Cosa Nostra

Cosa Nostra

A History of the Sicilian Mafia

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
Traces the story of the mafia in Sicily, drawing on new research to profile the organization as a secret society whose influence is based on murder, offering vivid reconstructions of the people whose lives it has marked, and sharing insight into how it operates and retains power. 25,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
A vivid and gripping history of the Sicilian mafia told by a noted historian of Italian culture

The Italian-American mafia has its roots in a mysterious and powerful criminal network in Sicily. While the mythology of the mafia has been widely celebrated in American culture, the true origins of its rituals, laws, and methods have never actually been revealed. John Dickie uses startling new research to expose the secrets of the Sicilian mafia, providing a fascinating account that is more violent, frightening, and darkly comic than anything conceived in popular movies and novels. How did the Sicilian mafia begin? How did it achieve its powerful grip in Italy and America? How does it operate today? From the mafia's origins in the 1860s to its current tense relationship with the Berlusconi government, Cosa Nostra takes us to the inner sanctum where few have dared to go before. This is an important work of history and a revelation for anyone who ever wondered what it means to be "made" in the mob.


Holtzbrinck
The Italian-American mafia has its roots in a mysterious and powerful criminal network in Sicily. While the mythology of the mafia has been widely celebrated in American culture, the true origins of its rituals, laws, and methods have never actually been revealed. John Dickie uses startling new research to expose the secrets of the Sicilian mafia, providing a fascinating account that is more violent, frightening, and darkly comic than anything conceived in popular movies and novels. How did the Sicilian mafia begin? How did it achieve its powerful grip in Italy and America? How does it operate today? From the mafia's origins in the 1860s to its current tense relationship with the Berlusconi government, Cosa Nostra takes us to the inner sanctum where few have dared to go before. This is an important work of history and a revelation for anyone who ever wondered what it means to be "made" in the mob.


Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004
ISBN: 9781403966964
1403966966
Characteristics: 370 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: History of the Sicilian Mafia

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