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Blood brotherhoods : a history of Italy's three mafias, John Dickie

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Blood brotherhoods : a history of Italy's three mafias
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Blood brotherhoods
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a history of Italy's three mafias
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John Dickie
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Blood brotherhoods
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a history of Italys three mafias
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eng
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  • "Through a riveting narrative both disturbing and disturbingly relevant to the present, Blood Brotherhoods shines a new light on the development of organized crime in Italy. Dickie draws on research that has never been seen before to examine the myths surrounding the three largest and most violent mafia groups--divulging the secrets, intrigues, histories and documents of the real stories behind the Honored Society's most brutal crimes. Cosa Nostra, the Sicilian mafia made infamous to Americans by television shows like The Sopranos and classic films like The Godfather is not the only dangerous criminal fraternity active in Italy. The country hosts two other major mafias: the Camorra from Naples and the 'ndrangheta, the Mafia from the poor and isolated region of Calabria that has now risen to become the most powerful mob group active today. 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. These are not solitary or static criminal organisms, nor are the Mafiosi that comprise them primitive gangsters. Sicily might have given the world the term 'mafia,' but the history of organized crime in Italy is as much about Italy's weakness as it is about the mafia's strength. Italy itself is revealed to be a criminal ecosystem and a key player, in its own right, within the bowels of the Honored Society. Blood Brotherhoods is a book of breathtaking ambition. It blends archival detective work, passionate narrative, and shrewd analysis to bring Italy's unique criminal underworld, and the three terrifying criminal brotherhoods that have evolved within it, to life on the page. "--
  • "In Blood Brotherhoods 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"--
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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a history of Italy's three mafias
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Blood brotherhoods : a history of Italy's three mafias, John Dickie
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
How to extract gold from fleas -- Co-managing crime -- The redemption of the camorra -- Uncle Peppe's stuff: the camorra crashes in -- Spanishry: the first battle against the camorra -- Rebels in corduroy -- The benign mafia -- A sect with a life of its own: the mafia's rituals discovered -- Double vendetta -- Born delinquents: science and the mob -- An audience of hoods -- The slack society -- Harsh mountain -- The tree of knowledge -- Darkest Africo -- The king of aspromonte -- Bankers and men of honour -- Floriopolis -- Four trials and a funeral -- The "high"camorra -- The camorra in straw-yellow gloves -- The criminal Atlantic -- Gennaro Abbatemaggio: Genialoid -- The strange death of the honoured society -- Sicily: the last struggle with the mafia -- Campania: buffalo soldiers -- Calabria: the flying boss of antonimina -- Calabria: what does not kill me makes me stronger -- Calabria: a clever, forceful and wary woman -- Campania: the fascist Vito Genovese -- Sicily: the slimy octopus -- Master Joe dances a tarantella - Liberation -- Sicily: banditry, land and politics -- Sicily: in the name of the law -- Calabria: the last romatic bandit -- Naples: puppets and puppeteers -- Gangsterismo -- The monster of Presinaci - Mars attacks! -- The president of Potato Prices (and his widow) -- King Concrete - Gangsters and blondes - Cosa Nostra: untouchables no more -- Mafia disapora -- The mafia-isation of the camorra - The mushroom-pickers of Montalto -- Mafiosi on the barricades -- The kidnapping industry -- The most holy mother and the first 'ndrangheta war -- A brief history of junk -- Mr. Champagne: herion broker -- The transatlantic syndicate - The professor -- Blood orgy -- The new family: a group portrait -- Catastrophe economy -- The magliana band and the sacred united crown -- Mafia terror -- The fatal combination -- Doiles and drugs -- Walking cadavers -- The capital of the anti-mafia -- The rule of non-law - 'U maxi -- One step forward, three steps back -- Falcone goes to Rome -- Sacrifice -- The collapse of the old order -- Negotiating by bomb: birth of the second republic -- Cosa Nostra: the head of the medusa -- Camorra: a geography of the underworld -- Camorra: an Italian Chernobyl -- Gomorrah -- 'Ndrangheta: snowstorm -- 'Ndrangheta: the crime -- Welcome to the grey zone
Control code
20172594
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition, US edition.
Extent
xlv, 748 pages
Isbn
9781610394277
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014001947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)869282780
Label
Blood brotherhoods : a history of Italy's three mafias, John Dickie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
How to extract gold from fleas -- Co-managing crime -- The redemption of the camorra -- Uncle Peppe's stuff: the camorra crashes in -- Spanishry: the first battle against the camorra -- Rebels in corduroy -- The benign mafia -- A sect with a life of its own: the mafia's rituals discovered -- Double vendetta -- Born delinquents: science and the mob -- An audience of hoods -- The slack society -- Harsh mountain -- The tree of knowledge -- Darkest Africo -- The king of aspromonte -- Bankers and men of honour -- Floriopolis -- Four trials and a funeral -- The "high"camorra -- The camorra in straw-yellow gloves -- The criminal Atlantic -- Gennaro Abbatemaggio: Genialoid -- The strange death of the honoured society -- Sicily: the last struggle with the mafia -- Campania: buffalo soldiers -- Calabria: the flying boss of antonimina -- Calabria: what does not kill me makes me stronger -- Calabria: a clever, forceful and wary woman -- Campania: the fascist Vito Genovese -- Sicily: the slimy octopus -- Master Joe dances a tarantella - Liberation -- Sicily: banditry, land and politics -- Sicily: in the name of the law -- Calabria: the last romatic bandit -- Naples: puppets and puppeteers -- Gangsterismo -- The monster of Presinaci - Mars attacks! -- The president of Potato Prices (and his widow) -- King Concrete - Gangsters and blondes - Cosa Nostra: untouchables no more -- Mafia disapora -- The mafia-isation of the camorra - The mushroom-pickers of Montalto -- Mafiosi on the barricades -- The kidnapping industry -- The most holy mother and the first 'ndrangheta war -- A brief history of junk -- Mr. Champagne: herion broker -- The transatlantic syndicate - The professor -- Blood orgy -- The new family: a group portrait -- Catastrophe economy -- The magliana band and the sacred united crown -- Mafia terror -- The fatal combination -- Doiles and drugs -- Walking cadavers -- The capital of the anti-mafia -- The rule of non-law - 'U maxi -- One step forward, three steps back -- Falcone goes to Rome -- Sacrifice -- The collapse of the old order -- Negotiating by bomb: birth of the second republic -- Cosa Nostra: the head of the medusa -- Camorra: a geography of the underworld -- Camorra: an Italian Chernobyl -- Gomorrah -- 'Ndrangheta: snowstorm -- 'Ndrangheta: the crime -- Welcome to the grey zone
Control code
20172594
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition, US edition.
Extent
xlv, 748 pages
Isbn
9781610394277
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014001947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)869282780

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