Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafia

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Hodder & Stoughton, 2004 - 483 pagine
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The Mafia has been given many names since it was founded one hundred and forty years ago: the Sect, the Brotherhood, the Honoured Society, and now Cosa Nostra. Yet as times have changed, the Mafia's subtle and bloody methods have remained the same. Now, for the first time, COSA NOSTRA reconstructs the complete history of the Sicilian Mafia from its origins to the present day, from the lemon groves and sulphur mines of Sicily, to the streets of Manhattan.

COSA NOSTRA is a definitive history, rich in atmosphere, and with the narrative pace of the best detective fiction.

The mob genre has finally grown up.

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Recensione dell'utente  - aadyer - LibraryThing

A very good history detailing the rise & continuance of the Mafia. More than a history of Sicily & southern Italian corruption, more of a detailed historical, sociological account of this particular ... Leggi recensione completa

Review: Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafia

Recensione dell'utente  - Tess - Goodreads

Okay, I give up. This books has been collecting dust on my shelf for years now and I could never bring myself to pick it up again to finally finish reading it. It started out interesting, but I have to admit that it's just incredibly boring and dry and overstuffed with details. Leggi recensione completa

Informazioni sull'autore (2004)

John Dickie is both an academic cultural historian and an advertising copywriter and researcher for several major international companies. He is Senior Lecturer in Italian at UCL and has written many articles and a previous academic book on Italy: DARKEST ITALY ( Macmillan) and edited another: DISASTERS IN ITALY SINCE 1860 (Palgrave).

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