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The Mafia at War : the Shocking True Story of America's Wartime Pact with Organised Crime.

Author: Tim Newark
Publisher: Havertown : Frontline Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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The Mafia at War is a dramatic provocative account of how a criminal organisation exploited the grim realities of World War II to revive its fortunes and dominate global crime. The Mafia is the most powerful criminal organisation the world has ever known. This book tells the epic story of how the Mafia was nearly destroyed by Mussolini, prospered in the US, struck a secret wartime deal with the US government, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Newark, Tim.
Mafia at War : The Shocking True Story of America's Wartime Pact with Organised Crime.
Havertown : Frontline Books, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Newark
ISBN: 9781783408054 1783408057
OCLC Number: 854974864
Description: 1 online resource (510 pages)
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter One --
The Burning Ram; Chapter Two --
Humiliation in Gangi; Chapter Three --
Confined in Cages; Chapter Four --
Fascists in New York; Chapter Five --
Nazis in Manhattan; Chapter Six --
Death of the Normandie; Chapter Seven --
Luciano's Deal; Chapter Eight --
Putting a Contract on Hitler; Chapter Nine --
Recruiting the Mafia; Chapter Ten --
Mafia Resistance; Chapter Eleven --
Operation Husky; Chapter Twelve --
An English Lord against the Mafia; Chapter Thirteen --
Unwitting Tools of the Mafia. Chapter Fourteen --
The Persistent Sergeant DickeyChapter Fifteen --
Splitting the Allies; Chapter Sixteen --
The 49th State; Chapter Seventeen --
A Shift in Enemies; Chapter Eighteen --
Courteous Raiders; Chapter Nineteen --
Beautiful Bandit; Chapter Twenty --
Ending the Myth; Notes on Sources; Bibliography; Index.

Abstract:

The Mafia at War is a dramatic provocative account of how a criminal organisation exploited the grim realities of World War II to revive its fortunes and dominate global crime. The Mafia is the most powerful criminal organisation the world has ever known. This book tells the epic story of how the Mafia was nearly destroyed by Mussolini, prospered in the US, struck a secret wartime deal with the US government, and then backed a bloody rebellion that nearly turned Sicily into an independent Mafia realm. It shows how Lucky Luciano won his freedom thanks to mobster help in WWII; how Jewish gangster.

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