The Mafia

The Mafia : The First 100 Years

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Tracing its beginnings as an underground society which sprang up in Sicily, to the Mob which went on to run organised crime throughout Italy and America, The Mafia: The First 100 Years tells the gripping story of the most mythical and misunderstood criminal organisation. How did the Mob evolve from a gang of bumbling killers into the smooth-running international 'corporation' of today? Drawing on nearly two decades of research, William Balsamo - great-nephew of the original godfather - and George Carpozi Jr. reveal the Mafia's coalescence into an organisation whose insidious influence reached across the Atlantic and into a presidential administration. Delving behind the headlines to uncover the true extent of the Mafia's influence, The Mafia: The First 100 Years reads like the most compelling crime fiction, yet is the terrifying, deadly truth.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 31mm | 345g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8 pages
  • 0753518201
  • 9780753518205
  • 1,351,649

About Jr. George Carpozi

William Balsamo is the great-nephew of Don Giuseppe 'Battista' Balsamo, the original godfather. George Carpozi Jr. is a journalist, biographer and writer who has worked on the New York Journal American and the New York Post.show more

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How did the Mafia evolve from a gang of bumbling killers into the smooth-running international 'corporation' of today? From its origins as an underground patriotic society which sprang up six-hundred years ago in Sicily, to the Mob which went on to run organised crime throughout Italy and America, the Mafia has long been one of the most mythical and misunderstood criminal organisations. Drawing on nearly two decades of research, William Balsamo - great-nephew of the first godfather, Don Giuseppe Balsamo - and George Carpozi Jr. trace the Mafia's evolution into an organisation whose insidious influence stretched across the Atlantic and into a presidential administration. Chilling and highly readable, The Mafia: The First 100 Years reads like the best crime fiction, yet is the terrifying, deadly truth.show more

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