Christopher

Author: J. D. Hurt
Editor:
ISBN: 9781521154854
Size: 17,48 MB
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La vita di Christopher D'Antonio � stata compromessa da una violenza orribile quanto inconfessabile. Quello che sembrava essere un futuro promettente unito ad una carriera sfavillante nel ruolo di padrino della mafia si � rivelato un inganno intollerabile, una gabbia di crudelt� che ne ha ingoiato l'intera esistenza. Christopher � un uomo macchiato dall'infamia e dalla violenza; un uomo la cui anima perduta difficilmente potr� trovare riscatto. Eppure ha un bisogno estremo di rinascere; perci� cerca di soddisfare quest'urgenza attraverso la meschinit� e la vendetta.Joplin Di Marco ha un passato da dimenticare; una vita smarrita nell'inferno della droga. Non ha ricordi della propria infanzia n� affetti ai quali aggrapparsi per poter trovare la strada che conduce ad un'esistenza serena e risolta. Eppure, nonostante gli sbagli commessi, Joplin cerca disperatamente di redimersi; di provare a scegliere la vita in luogo della non vita che ha condotto fino ad ora. I mondi di Christopher e Joplin sono tanto simili nella loro angosciante disperazione quanto destinati a scontrarsi inesorabilmente; perch� Joplin appartiene al clan Di Marco e il clan Di Marco rappresenta tutto ci� che Christopher D'Antonio vuole distruggere. Rappresenta il cancro immondo che gli ha rovinato la vita.

Mafia Prince

Author: Phil Leonetti
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0762456000
Size: 10,85 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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CONTAINS A NEW EPILOGUE!" Mafia Prince is the first-person account of one of the most violent eras in Mafia history —“Little” Nicky Scarfo's reign as boss of the Philly family in the 1980s—written by Scarfo's underboss and nephew, “Crazy” Phil Leonetti. The youngest-ever underboss at the age of 31, Leonetti was at the crux of the violent downfall of the traditional American Mafia in the 1980s when he infiltrated Atlantic City after gambling was legalized, and later turned state's evidence against his own. His testimony directly led to the convictions of dozens of high-ranking made men including John Gotti, Vincent Gigante, and his own uncle, Nicky Scarfo—sparking the beginning of the end of La Cosa Nostra. Just as The Godfather and Boardwalk Empire defined the early 20th century Mafia, and Wiseguy and Casino depicted the next great era through the '70s, Mafia Prince concludes this epic genre revealing the Mafia's violent final heyday of the 1980s— straight from the horse's mouth.

The Sicilian Origins Of The Mafia

Author: Christopher Duggan
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 11,18 MB
Format: PDF
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Superthief

Author: Rick Porrello
Editor: Next Hat Press
ISBN: 0966250850
Size: 20,81 MB
Format: PDF
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Superthief is a captivating first-hand look at the life of Phil Christopher, a career criminal, Mafia associate, and one of the most successful bank burglars in the United States. In a raw and candid accounting, Rick Porrello takes his readers inside Phil's brutal street world and prison life and exposes the details behind the planning and execution of the daring and record-setting 1972 United California Bank burglary in Orange County, California.

Takedown

Author: Rick Cowan
Editor: Putnam Adult
ISBN:
Size: 19,93 MB
Format: PDF
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A NYPD detective describes his work as an undercover cop, in which role he infltrated a lethal mob cartel to uncover evidence of a conspiracy among the various mob families to extort billions of dollars from the nation's most influential corporations. 75,000 first printing.

The Mafia

Author: Roberto Dainotto
Editor: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780234724
Size: 12,52 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What is it about Tony Soprano that makes him so amiable? For that matter, how is it that many of us secretly want Scarface to succeed or see Michael Corleone as, ultimately, a hero? What draws us into the otherwise horrifically violent world of the mafia? In The Mafia, Roberto Dainotto explores the irresistible appeal of this particular brand of organized crime, its history, and the mythology we have developed around it. Dainotto traces the development of the mafia from its rural beginnings in Western Sicily to its growth into a global crime organization alongside a parallel examination of its evolution in music, print, and on the big screen. He probes the tension between the real mafia—its violent, often brutal reality—and how we imagine it to be: a mythical potpourri of codes of honor, family values, and chivalry. But rather than dismiss our collective imagining of the mafia as a complete fiction, Dainetto instead sets out to understand what needs and desires or material and psychic longing our fantasies about the mafia—the best kind of the bad life—are meant to satisfy. Exploring the rich array of films, books, television programs, music, and even video games portraying and inspired by the mafia, this book offers not only a social, economic, and political history of one of the most iconic underground cultures, but a new way of understanding our enduring fascination with the complex society that lurks behind the sinister Omertà of the family business.

Robot Clown Mob

Author: Ray William Johnson
Editor:
ISBN: 9781938655302
Size: 10,38 MB
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Cosa Nostra

Author: John Dickie
Editor: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1403966966
Size: 12,67 MB
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The Gold Dagger Award-winning history of the Sicilian mafia

The Mob And The City

Author: C. Alexander Hortis
Editor: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1616149248
Size: 18,95 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Forget what you think you know about the Mafia. After reading this book, even life-long mob aficionados will have a new perspective on organized crime. Informative, authoritative, and eye-opening, this is the first full-length book devoted exclusively to uncovering the hidden history of how the Mafia came to dominate organized crime in New York City during the 1930s through 1950s. Based on exhaustive research of archives and secret files obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, author and attorney C. Alexander Hortis draws on the deepest collection of primary sources, many newly discovered, of any history of the modern mob. Shattering myths, Hortis reveals how Cosa Nostra actually obtained power at the inception. The author goes beyond conventional who-shot-who mob stories, providing answers to fresh questions such as: * Why did the Sicilian gangs come out on top of the criminal underworld? * Can economics explain how the Mafia families operated? * What was the Mafia's real role in the drug trade? * Why was Cosa Nostra involved in gay bars in New York since the 1930s? Drawing on an unprecedented array of primary sources, The Mob and the City is the most thorough and authentic history of the Mafia's rise to power in the early-to-mid twentieth century.

Cult Pop Culture How The Fringe Became Mainstream 3 Volumes

Author: Bob Batchelor
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313357811
Size: 16,44 MB
Format: PDF
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This three-volume collection of original essays examines cult pop culture, the often-seedy underbelly of American popular culture. • 60 essays examine cult topics based on linked subject matter • Organization by subject enables readers to quickly find what interests them most • A "Further Reading" section, including websites, films, and multimedia sources, helps readers to delve into cult pop culture topics in greater depth