The Sicilian Mafia

Author: Diego Gambetta
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674807426
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In a society where trust is in short supply and democracy weak, the Mafia sells protection, a guarantee of safe conduct for parties to commercial transactions. Drawing on the confessions of eight Mafiosi, Diego Gambetta develops an elegant analysis of the economic and political role of the Sicilian Mafia.

The Sicilian

Author: Mario Puzo
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448106915
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Michael Corleone's exile in Sicily is ending, but on the instructions of his father, The Godfather, he must bring back to him the young man known as Salvatore Giuliano - if he can find him. At sea amid the treacheries of a brutal and unfamiliar land, Michael must find a way through the labyrinthine deceits that surround him, while Giuliano prepares himself for a final confrontation with Don Croce, Capo di Capi of the Sicilian Mafia. A novel of explosive suspense, heroic action - and evil on an epic scale. In the hands of Mario Puzo's brilliantly sinister talent, the reader comes to know again the terrible magic of the Mafia.

The Sicilian Conspiracy

Author: Michael Sammaritano
Publisher: Adesso Publishing
ISBN: 0977902374
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When Saverio Cremona decides to reform the Mafia into a legitimate organization, he grooms Ray Greco to lead a group to usurp the current Mafia, but the two men soon find that they have conflicting goals that will lead to a showdown.

The Peace Of Nicias And The Sicilian Expedition

Author: Donald Kagan
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801467241
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Why did the Peace of Nicias fail to reconcile Athens and Sparta? In the third volume of his landmark four-volume history of the Peloponnesian War, Donald Kagan examines the years between the signing of the peace treaty and the destruction of the Athenian expedition to Sicily in 413 B.C. The principal figure in the narrative is the Athenian politician and general Nicias, whose policies shaped the treaty and whose military strategies played a major role in the attack against Sicily.

The Sicilian

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Publisher: Pelican Publishing
ISBN: 9781455611911
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The Sicilian Triangle

Author: John A. Rallo
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781465326669
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The Sicilian Triangle is the labor of love of an octogenarian, who reminisces over his native land—that oft-maligned “Island of the Sun.” He is captivated by the charm of its cities, the warmth of its people and the numerous archaeological wonders. The Sicilian Triangle – enriched by photographs – highlights the contributions made by the different civilizations to the island over the centuries: Greek, Carthaginian, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Spanish, French and other foreign invaders. “The land was occupied,” the author states, “but not the unconquerable spirit of its people, who learned to endure, sustained through the centuries by cultures that have taught them how to survive through pain, patience and suffering.

The Sicilian S Bride

Author: Carol Grace
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426835752
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Inheriting a Sicilian vineyard and tumbledown farmhouse is Isabel Morrison's chance to start again. A graduate of the school of hard knocks, she's determined to stand on her own two feet. Local vintner Dario Montessori wants Isabel's land. It once belonged to his family and he blames himself for losing it. He'll do anything to claim his vineyard—and only a stubborn redhead stands in his way….

Cosa Nostra A History Of The Sicilian Mafia

Author: John Dickie
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466893052
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The Italian-American mafia has its roots in a mysterious and powerful criminal network in Sicily. While the mythology of the mafia has been widely celebrated in American culture, the true origins of its rituals, laws, and methods have never actually been revealed. John Dickie uses startling new research to expose the secrets of the Sicilian mafia, providing a fascinating account that is more violent, frightening, and darkly comic than anything conceived in popular movies and novels. How did the Sicilian mafia begin? How did it achieve its powerful grip in Italy and America? How does it operate today? From the mafia's origins in the 1860s to its current tense relationship with the Berlusconi government, Cosa Nostra takes us to the inner sanctum where few have dared to go before. This is an important work of history and a revelation for anyone who ever wondered what it means to be "made" in the mob.

The Sicilian S Unexpected Duty

Author: Michelle Smart
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460328833
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Harlequin Presents author Michelle Smart's fabulous trilogy will delight, entice and enthrall! Meet three dark-hearted men with devastating appeal and the women who prove more than a match for them in The Irresistible Sicilians! One incredible night… Cara Delany shouldn't have been surprised when Pepe Mastrangelo—world-renowned playboy—disappeared after their unforgettable night, leaving only cold sheets and X-rated memories…. Or so she thought! Four months later, with more than herself to think of, she's forced to face the sexy Sicilian again. One very big consequence! When the fiery redhead Pepe couldn't forget hurtles back into his life proclaiming he's the father of her child, it's a role that he never expected—or wanted. Unsure if she's telling the truth, Pepe has five months to uncover everything about Cara, and he knows just where to start!