The History of the Mafia

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The History of the Mafia

by  Nigel Cawthorne

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Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Limited

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ISBN - 10: 1848581076

ISBN - 13: 9781848581074

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Book. 4to-over 9¾-12" tall. Hard cover, with dust jacket, as new condition. Illustrated. While the story of the Mafia may not be over, it is a long and enthralling tale, drenched in blood and scored with betrayal. The History of the Mafia is full of blood-chilling characters-from Don Vito Cascio Ferro, the New York mobster who lured Joe Petrosino to his death in Palermo, to John Gotti, "the Teflon don" and Bernardo "The Tractor" Provenzano, who hid out in a farmhouse for forty-three years and was recently arrested by police. These were extraordinary men who lived through extraordinary times, times that are rapidly disappearing. The History of the Mafia tells the story of their lives, their families, their code, their crimes, and their cold-blooded murders.

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The Mafia began on a small island in the Mediterranean, Sicily. It grew to become a major political force in Italy, while its tentacles penetrated every aspect of life in the United States. Through drugs, it spread its influence to Britain, Canada and Australia. And through the gangster movies of Hollywood, including The Godfather and Goodfellas, it permeates popular culture.
The History of The Mafia is full of blood-chilling characters, from Al Capone, who ran Chicago during Prohibition, and hitmen Louis Lekpe and Alberto Anastasia who founded Murder, Inc, to Toto Riina, 'boss of bosses', John Gotti, 'the Teflon don', and Bernardo 'The Tractor' Provenzano, who hid out from the law in a farmhouse for 43 years...
These were extraordinary men who lived through extraordinary times. The History of the Mafia tells the story of their lives, their families, their codes, their crimes, and their cold-blooded murders. A long and enthralling tale, drenched in blood and scored with betrayal.

22 cm x 30 cm 208 page hardcover.
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