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Fighting the Mafia and renewing Sicilian culture

Author: Leoluca Orlando
Publisher: San Francisco : Encounter Books, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Growing up in an aristocratic Palermo family that seems almost to have stepped from the pages of The Leopard, Leoluca Orlando came of age at the exact moment that a new and particularly vicious Mafia sect, centered in the town of Corleone, was making its appearance. Fueled by profits from the international heroin trade, this mafia gangsteristica embarked on a reign of terror that made Sicily into an Italian Lebanon
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Orlando, Leoluca.
Fighting the Mafia and renewing Sicilian culture.
San Francisco : Encounter Books, 2001
(OCoLC)651777027
Named Person: Leoluca Orlando; Leoluca Orlando
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leoluca Orlando
ISBN: 1893554228 9781893554221 1893554813 9781893554818
OCLC Number: 46828987
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 222 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Leoluca Orlando.

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"Cogently, dispassionately and engagingly, Orlando ... analyzes the Mafia's decades-long reign. Equally important, he recounts the struggle to preserve the civic life of a great European metropolis."

 
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