The Resource Blood brotherhoods : the rise of the Italian mafias, John Dickie

Blood brotherhoods : the rise of the Italian mafias, John Dickie

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Blood brotherhoods : the rise of the Italian mafias
Title
Blood brotherhoods
Title remainder
the rise of the Italian mafias
Statement of responsibility
John Dickie
Title variation
Blood brotherhoods
Title variation remainder
a history of Italys three mafias
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Sicilian mafia, or Cosa Nostra, is far from being Italy's only dangerous criminal fraternity. The south of the country hosts two other major mafias: the camorra, from Naples and its hinterland; and the 'ndrangheta, the mafia from the poor and isolated region of Calabria that has now risen to become the most powerful mob of all. Each of these brotherhoods has its own methods, its own dark rituals, its own style of ferocity and corruption. Their early history is little known; indeed some of it has been entirely shrouded in myth and silence. Until now
Summary
John Dickie examines the myths surrounding the three largest and most violent mafia groups in Italy--the Camorra, Cosa Nostra, and 'ndrangheta--divulging the secrets, histories and documents of the real stories behind the Honored Society's most brutal crimes. Each of these brotherhoods has its own methods, its own dark rituals, its own style of ferocity and corruption. Yet violence is only the beginning. The mafias have corrupted Italy's institutions, drastically curtailed the life-chances of its citizens, evaded justice, and set up their own self-interested meddling as an alternative to the courts. The staggering reach of organized crime in Italy hangs over a nation racked by debt, political paralysis, and widespread corruption. The largest mafia factions control much of Europe's wholesale cocaine trade and about three percent of Italy's total GDP
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Writing style
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10308124
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1963-
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Dickie, John
Dewey number
364.10609458
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Mafia
  • ?Ndrangheta
  • Camorra
  • Organized crime
Target audience
adult
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a history of Italy's three mafias
Label
Blood brotherhoods : the rise of the Italian mafias, John Dickie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
434 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780340963920
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780340963920
  • (OCoLC)700033588
Label
Blood brotherhoods : the rise of the Italian mafias, John Dickie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
434 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780340963920
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780340963920
  • (OCoLC)700033588

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