Inside the Dark Heart
By (author) A. G. D. Maran
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Mafia by A. G. D. Maran
Book DescriptionWhen, after 40 years on the run, Bernardo Provenzano was captured in Sicily the day after Silvio Berlusconi lost the 2006 Italian general election, the worldwide media had a field day. 'The Last Godfather' was the general theme of the reportage, but the reality behind the headlines was more pervasive and chilling. Remarkable though it may now seem, the Mafia actually started as an alternative form of local government in the Sicilian countryside in the nineteenth century and was arguably a force for 'good'. But this first incarnation was crushed by Mussolini, and its post-war successor took the form that has been immortalised in films such as The Godfather. In Mafia: Inside the Dark Heart, A.G.D. Maran examines these eras then addresses the 'third' Mafia and the allegations of Berlusconi's connections to the underworld. Along the way he asks many provocative questions. A refreshing new take on a perenially enthralling subject.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845962739
(234mm x 153mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The pre-dawn arrests of the last remaining mafiosi in December 2008 signalled the end of the Sicilian Mafia as we know it. This title charts the history of this criminal organisation, from its first incarnation as a form of local government in the Sicilian countryside to the familiar form that has immortalised in films such as "The Godfather".
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Author Biography - A. G. D. Maran
A.G.D. Maran is of Italian descent and members of his family fled to Scotland after being targeted by the Mafia in New York. He wrote the book after witnessing Mafia corruption spread quickly throughout Italian society.
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