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

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

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Blood brotherhoods : a history of Italy's three mafias
Title
Blood brotherhoods
Title remainder
a history of Italy's three mafias
Statement of responsibility
John Dickie
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
Dewey number
364.10609458
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6453.I83
LC item number
M326933 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Blood brotherhoods : a history of Italy's three mafias, John Dickie
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 673-728) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xlv, 748 pages
Isbn
9781610394277
Lccn
2014001947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
SALSBT
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illustrations
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  • (DLC) 2014001947
  • 1078840
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