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Mafia History and Legend

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ISBN-10: 2080301500

ISBN-13: 9782080301505

Edition: 2010

Authors: Brian Eskenazi, Marco Gasparini

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An illustrated history of the Mafia, focusing on this highly developed criminal organization both as a cult subject and an important social phenomenon. Movie classics like The Godfather epitomize our fascination with the underworld of the Mafia, conjuring images of cigar-smoking dons and shoot-outs in pizzerias. But behind the romantic myths of "men of honor" and omerta lies a very real world of murder, racketeering, and organized crime. Marco Gasparini traces the evolution of the Mafia from nineteenth-century Sicily to the streets of twentieth-century New York, to the international cartels that rule the illegal drug and arms trades today. In this authoritative volume he exposes the many…    
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Book details

List price: $17.98
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Flammarion et Cie
Publication date: 10/11/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 9.50" wide x 11.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.212
Language: English