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Cosa Nostra: A History Of The Sicilian Mafia (Paperback)

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    John Dickie is a historian and journalist. He lectures in Italian Studies at University College London and has written on many aspects of Italian life.

    Hailed in Italy as the best book ever written about the mafia in any language,Cosa Nostra is a fascinating, violent, and darkly comic account that reads like fiction and takes us deep into the inner sanctum of this secret society where few have dared to tread.In this gripping history of the Sicilian mafia, John Dickie uses startling new research to reveal the inner workings of this secret society with a murderous record. He explains how the mafia began, how it responds to threats and challenges, and introduces us to the real-life characters that inspired the American imagination for generations, making the mafia an international, larger than life cultural phenomenon. Dickie's dazzling cast of characters includes Antonio Giammona, the first "boss of bosses''; New York cop Joe Petrosino, who underestimated the Sicilian mafia and paid for it with his life; and Bernard "the Tractor" Provenzano, the current boss of bosses who has been hiding in Sicily since 1963.

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    ISBN 9781403970428
    Genre HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
    Format Paperback
    Pages 370
    Publisher Date 2005-10-21 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Griffin
    Copyright Year 2004
    Height 9.5 in
    Wdth 6.25 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 0.54 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A History Of The Sicilian Mafia
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Dickie, John
    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75

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