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Description - Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafia by John Dickie

COSA NOSTRA is the compelling story of the Sicilian mafia, the world's most famous, most secretive and most misunderstood criminal fraternity. 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, and has been updated to make it the most vital contemporary account of the mafia ever published.The mob genre has finally grown up.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780340935262
ISBN-10: 034093526X
Format: Paperback
(206mm x 185mm x 34mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: Hodder Paperback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Dickie

John Dickie is both an academic cultural historian and an advertising copywriter and researcher for some major international companies. He is Senior Lecturer in Italian at UCL and has written articles and books on many aspects of Italian history. In 2005 he was awarded the title Commendatore dell`Ordine della Stella di Solidarieta` Italiana.