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Cosa nostra : an illustrated history of the mafia /

Describes the origins and history of the Cosa Nostra, beginning in 1863 Sicily and moving to Prohibition Era America, discussing the formation of the mafia families and the most famous legendary criminals. Full description

Main Author: Picozzi, Massimo, 1956-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2012
Contents: Nothing more than criminals -- Reasons for an illustrated book on the Mafia -- From myth to reality : the origins of the Cosa Nostra -- Gangs of New York : immigration, the criminal fringe, and more -- United Italy discovers the Mafia : from the Notarbartolo Affair to Benito Mussolini -- Senseless prohibition : the Golden Age of Mafia gangsters -- An obscure period : from the landings in Sicily to the Giuliano Enigma -- The Corleonesi arrive : victims, widows, and the first Mafia War -- Lucky Luciano, Carlo Gambino, and the others : big families and big bosses -- Corruption, connivance, and massacres : from the Sack of Palermo to the second Mafia war -- The Buscetta Theorem : the season of the Maxi Trial -- The last godfathers : the RICO Act, John Gotti, and the decline -- From massacres to crisis : the attack on the state and the response from institutions -- The Mafia is not defeated : conclusion by Italy's National anti-Mafia prosecutor Pietro Grasso.
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