The Honoured Society

The Honoured Society : The Sicilian Mafia Observed

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the best book on the Mafia in Sicily - its origins, its code of honour, its secrecy and its brutality. A chilling insight. - reveals how Mafia violence and corruption crept even into every aspect of Sicilian society, including the police and the church - and how this was only possible with the help of the American army, who gave the Mafia, by then all but destroyed by the Fascist government, the kiss of life when they occupied the island in 1943 - the perfect companion for any traveller to Sicily, and a gripping armchair read

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 137.2 x 210.8 x 15.2mm | 340.2g
  • Eland Publishing Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Illustrations, 1 map, ports.
  • 0907871488
  • 9780907871484
  • 91,078

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About Norman Lewis

Norman Lewis is England's finest, living travel writer. He has written a dozen travel books, including such masterpieces as Naples'44, Golden Earth and A Dragon Apparent. He has also written thirteen novels. Lewis regards his life's major achievement to be the reaction to an article written by him entitled Genocide in Brazil, published in 1968. This led to a change in Brazilian law relating to the treatment of Indians, and to the formation of Survival International, which campaigns for the rights of indigenous peoples.

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