Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafia

Description

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.

Details

Author(s)
John Dickie
Format
Paperback | 528 pages
Dimensions
128 x 196 x 36mm | 381.02g
Publication date
01 Dec 2009
Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Imprint
Hodder Paperback
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
Upd. ed.
Illustrations note
16pp b/w photos
ISBN10
034093526X
ISBN13
9780340935262
Bestsellers rank
44,447