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The last godfathers : inside the Mafia's most infamous family

Author: John Follain
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Traces the rise and fall of the Sicilian Mafia's Corleone organization, from its humble origins to Cosa Nostra dominance, focusing on the lives of Luciano "The Professor" Leggio, Salvator "The Beast" Riina, and Bernardo "The Tractor" Provenzano.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Luciano Leggio; Salvatore Riina; Bernardo Provenzano; Luciano Leggio; Bernardo Provenzano; Salvatore Riina
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Follain
ISBN: 9780312566906 0312566905 9780340936511 0340936517
OCLC Number: 294887417
Notes: Originally published: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2008.
Awards: Short-listed for Heathrow Travel Product Award: Travel Read, Non-Fiction 2009
Description: 360 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue: 23 May 1992 --
Corleone 1905-1963 --
The Rise of 'The Peasants' 1963-1974 --
Forging a Dictatorship 1974-1983 --
The 'Servants' of the State Fight Back 1983- 1992 --
Mafia Terrorism 1992-1996 --
The Mafia Turns 'Silent' 1995-2002 --
The Fall of the Corleonesi 2002-2008.
Responsibility: John Follain.

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THE LAST GODFATHERS charts the spectacular rise and fall of the richest and most powerful crime family in history: the Sicilian mafia's Corleonese clan.  Read more...

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