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This book is particularly informative about the roots of the Mafia in Sicily,its close association and involvement in Politics,the Church,and expansion into America with the immigration of Sicilian immigrants ,both legal and illegal. It is also particularly informative of many of the involvements of the Government ,working hand in hand with the Mafia, particularly during the war and in combating both Communists,and Fascists in Europe and America. There is nothing in the book about the author;but a search shows that John Anthony (Jo) Durden-Smith has excellent credentials ,having many years experience in documentary film making in both Europe and America,specializing in current affairs,politics and criminal cases.He moved to New York in the 70's and turned to writing.Born in England in 1941,he died early from a stroke at the age of 65. Knowing more about the author,it is not surprising ,that with all his experience,that this is such a good and complete history of the Mafia and constructed and written in a way that makes something ,which by its long and secretive history;much more easily understood.
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Book Description MetroBooks, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0760761760