Men of dishonor: inside the Sicilian Mafia : an account of Antonino Calderone
A Sicilian mafia boss for 20 years, Don Antonio Calderone's sensational confessions in 1992 brought about the 1993 capture of Toto Riina, the Sicilian "boss of all bosses". Calderone's revelations are the first behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Cosa Nostra--the real Mafia. Photos.
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In those days one didn't kill so easily. Not even Nitto Santapaola had killed yet.
He committed his first murder the following year, in 1963, and he wasn't even
charged for it. They accused Franco Ferrera, who was defended by the lawyer
Leone, the president of the Republic. The kids we "made" in the ensuing years
were all kids who could shoot, who had shot before, and who already knew
everything there was to know about the Cosa Nostra. There was no need for long
Are you pretending you don't know we're talking about four little kids?" Nitto
interrupted and tried to contradict him, but faced with my firm refusal to agree to
the elimination of the abductees, and with my subsequent refusal even to go see
them, he told us to wait because he wanted to return to Catania and talk once
more with my brother. He returned toward evening and told us that the question
had been discussed up and down, and that the kids could be killed. They were
guilty of ...
"So you're absolutely set on killing them. But if you bring them to the cattle trough
you'll be running a huge risk. Even if they're little, there are still four of them, and
one could get away from you. And you could also run into someone while
bringing them there or cutting their throats." I spoke to him in a conciliatory tone of
voice, because I wanted more time to think of a way to save the kids' lives. "I don't
care about the risks. They have to die. I'll kill them whatever the cost." "At least
wait until ...
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LibraryThing ReviewRecensione dell'utente - nmele - LibraryThing
It's always astounding to read a mafioso talk about being a man of honor and drawing fine lines distinguishing his actions and those of others. The clearest message for me was the brutality of ... Leggi recensione completa
MEN OF DISHONOR: The First Inside Account of the Sicilian MafiaRecensione dell'utente - Jane Doe - Kirkus
First-person confessions by Antonino Calderone of his years in the Sicilian underworld, as recorded by Arlacchi (Sociology/Univ. of Florence; The Mafia Business, 1986). Calderone began as a lowly ... Leggi recensione completa