The Mafia and Politics - PANTALEONE, MicheleChatto & Windus, 1966, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Some small nicks in the DJ. Top edges of pages spotted / grubby.
Four murders on one day, and one attempted, threats of death to two mayors and one landowner, six dynamite attacks and one robbery - such is the record of the Mafia in Palermo in a single week of 1962. The author first describes the origins of the Mafia and then the developments, including the connection with American gangsterism effected at the time of the Allied invasion in 1943. In explaining how the Mafia works, and holds in thrall nearly all western Sicily, the author shows that the principal strength of the Mafia is its ability to adapt itself to changing conditions. He has seen the Mafia at work and himself suffered from it.Illustrated with 13 B&W photographs and a map of Sicily.
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