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Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafia pdf

Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafia. John Dickie

Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafia


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Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafia John Dickie
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan




Four major Mafia gangs plague the country: Cosa Nostra in Sicily, 'Ndrangheta in Calabria, the Sacra Corona Unita in Apulia, and the Camorra in Naples. At this period in history, only a small fraction of the Sicilian population could vote, so a single mafia boss could control a sizeable chunk of the electorate and thus wield considerable political leverage. Italian investigators initially did not take the term seriously, . The FBI even added the article La to the term, calling it La Cosa Nostra (in Italy, the article la is not used when referring to the Sicilian Mafia). Last September, Italian police confiscated their largest ever collection of mafia assets when they seized assets worth $1.9 But just because the mafia seems to be slowly fading into the island's history doesn't mean Sicily's problems are over. Donnie-brasco-joseph-pistone, Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia Joseph Pistone 1987. The chief of the FBI's organized crime unit on the history of La Cosa Nostra Over time that morphed into the term "mafia," a Sicilian term that has since become generic, like Xerox. First great treatment of the subject in the English language, though I'm not sure I agree with all his inferences on certain people's motives--on the original Sicilian Mafia called, "La Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafia.". Like most small Sicilian towns in the orbit of Palermo, Cefalù was run by Mafiosi. I can't recall if it was a Guilia or a Giulietta, but it became a highly symbolic morbid ritual. A highly recommended read, altough a fairly dark one. Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family Nicholas Pileggi 1985. And the Sicilian mafia, the Cosa Nostra, seems to have already gained a foothold in the relatively young industry. This is also described in the book Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafia.

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