EBOOK DOWNLOAD Cosa Nostra A History of the Sicilian Mafia


Cosa Nostra A History of the Sicilian Mafia

Cosa Nostra A History of the Sicilian Mafia Characters ¾ 2 Es startling new research to reveal the inner workings of this secret society with a murderous record He explains how the mafia began how it responds to threats and challenges and introduces us to the real life characters that inspired the American imagination for generations making the mafia an international larger. Cosa Nostra A History of the Sicilian Mafia tells the story of the Sicilian Mafia from creation to somewhat endWhile it was an informative novel there was just too much information so many names dates and stories that it was hard to keep up I am thankful that I had my professor to help guide me in what he wanted me to learn because I would have been lostJohn Dickie did a good job by giving you all of the facts about the mafia but I wouldn t suggest this if you are looking for something concrete because it seems like Dickie goes all over the place jumping from year to year and story to storyIt was still good but beware of all the information that will be thrown at you

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Cosa Nostra A History of the Sicilian Mafia Characters ¾ 2 Hailed in Italy as the best book ever written about the mafia in any language Cosa Nostra is a fascinating violent and darkly comic account that reads like fiction and takes us deep into the inner sanctum of this secret society where few have dared to treadIn this gripping history of the Sicilian mafia John Dickie us. The word mafia is known to everyone yet not many people have a very clear idea of what it is Mention the mafia and most people probably think of the American Mafia though this is in fact an offshoot of a decidedly Sicilian tree or a scene from The Godfather The truth as John Dickie shows in this excellent account is both interesting and complicated and harrowing than fictionNobody knows uite when or how the mafia came into being even the origin of the name is now hopelessly lost and obscure Mafiosi themselves tend to use the name Cosa Nostra our thing The organisation owes much perhaps to Sicily s uniue history This small island situated in the middle of the Mediterranean barely a stone s throw from the Italian mainland and yet very different to the remainder of the peninsula has been conuered by Greeks Vandals Byzantines Arabs Normans and the French Some of these colonial powers were forbearing than others but ordinary Sicilians rarely benefited from their rule Distrust of the state and the conviction that an honourable man sorts out his own problems and avenges insults and injuries on his own initiative was and is widespread Strange as it may sound honour albeit of the kind that few outsiders would recognise is written into the mafia s DNAThe mafia seems always to have existed on two levels On one level it is hidden and mysterious a sub stratum that only its members know of or understand Crime fraud drug trafficking money laundering protection rackets is its raison d tre On another level however it rises up into the mainstream and infiltrates politics law enforcement the judiciary the Church As the author says Cosa Nostra is a shadow state a political body that sometimes opposes sometimes subverts and sometimes dwells within the body of the legal government Of course and as it s only fair to point out there have also been politicians policemen judges and priests who have courageously taken a stand against the mafia and have paid dearly for itThere have been many attempts to deal with the mafia none of which have been entirely successful Mussolini launched a war against Cosa Nostra perhaps motivated by an incident that occurred when he visited Palermo and the mayor a Mafioso gestured at his bodyguards and said You are with me you are under my protection What do you need all these cops for The implication was clear here the mafia were in control The duce did not take kindly to such a statement and under his regime the mafia seemed to be in retreat only to advance again in the post war era In the 1980s in the aftermath of the brutal Mafia Wars a determined effort to overcome the mafia was launched by magistrates Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino and led in time to the Maxi Trial in which 342 mafiosi were convicted The mafia response was swift and brutal Falcone Borsellino and many others were killed which in turn led to a wave of public revulsionWhich leads us neatly to the present situation insofar as it can be understood The Pax mafiosa ironic as the name may sound is in place and the days of car bombs and public shootings seem to be over at least for now Brutality continues I filled a cemetery all by myself new capo Matteo Messina Denaro has reportedly claimed but it does so in private and out of sight The modern mafia have grasped one of the elemental and odd rules of postmodern society that which does not exist in the media can be said in a certain sense not to exist at all What of the future This versatile organisation deeply embedded in the structure of Sicilian society probably isn t going anywhere fast It may change and adapt but it will almost certainly continue for the time being The mafia of Sicily pursues money and power by cultivating the art of killing people and getting away with it Dickie states That at least sadly is unlikely to change any time soon

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Cosa Nostra A History of the Sicilian Mafia Characters ¾ 2 Than life cultural phenomenon Dickie's dazzling cast of characters includes Antonio Giammona the first boss of bosses''; New York cop Joe Petrosino who underestimated the Sicilian mafia and paid for it with his life; and Bernard the Tractor Provenzano the current boss of bosses who has been hiding in Sicily since 196. 35 great detailed content but man what a drag to read

  • Paperback
  • 400
  • Cosa Nostra A History of the Sicilian Mafia
  • John Dickie
  • English
  • 04 January 2020
  • 9781403970428

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