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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Review: Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafia

Recensione dell'utente  - Mari Biella - Goodreads

The word 'mafia' is known to everyone; and yet not many people have a very clear idea of what it is. Mention the mafia, and most people probably think of the American Mafia (though this is in fact an ... Leggi recensione completa

Review: Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafia

Recensione dell'utente  - Ruth - Goodreads

My big question is this: what made Giovanni Falcone and Paulo Borsellino (both born and bred in Palermo) become heroic fighters for justice when others born in the same time and place turned to ... 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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