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Cosa Nostra

An Illustrated History of the Mafia
Picozzi, Massimo (Book - 2012)
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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.
Authors: Picozzi, Massimo, 1956-
Uniform Title: Cosa nostra. English
Title: Cosa nostra
an illustrated history of the mafia
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2012.
Characteristics: 287 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.
Notes: "Originally published in Italian in 2010 by Mondadori Electa S.p.A."
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.
Summary: 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.
Local Note: 6 102 109 118 148 151 152 172 173 210 226
ISBN: 0393341968
9780393341966
Statement of Responsibility: Massimo Picozzi ; preface by Carlo Lucarelli ; with an afterword by Pietro Grasso
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 282) and index.
Subject Headings: Mafia History. Mafia History Pictorial works.
Topical Term: Mafia
Mafia
LCCN: 2011041425
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