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  • Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafiaby John Dickie

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 22.99

    Prologue * Introduction * Men of Honour * The Genesis of the Mafia, 1860-1876 * The Mafia Enters the Italian System, 1876-1890 * Corruption in High Places, 1890-1904 * Socialism, Fascism, Mafia, 1893-1943 * The Mafia Establishes Itself in America, 1900-1941 * War and Rebirth, 1943-1950 * God, Concrete, Heroin, and Cosa Nostra, 1950-1963 * The "First"... more...

  • Cosa Nostraby John Dickie

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 26.95

    The story of the mafia is not just what we see Tony Soprano and his boys doing on Sunday nights. In this vivid, gripping history of "cosa nostra," a noted historian of Italian culture uses startling new research to reveal what the mafia is and always has been: a secret society whose power is based on murder. 16 pages of photos. more...

  • Darkest Italyby John Dickie

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 115.00

    Stereotypical representations of the Mezzogiorno are a persistent feature of Italian culture at all levels. In Darkest Italy , John Dickie analyses these stereotypes in the post-Unification period, when the Mezzogiorno was widely seen as barbaric, violent or irrational, an 'Africa' on the European continent. At the same time, this is the moment... more...

  • Delizia!by John Dickie

    Atria Books 2008; US$ 23.99

    "Lots of books are written with passion about Italian food, precious few backed up with the deep historical background here presented in allegro con brio style by a clear-headed historian who rubbishes some too-persistent myths and replaces them with factual narratives no less fascinating. Dickie shows how Italian regional cuisines developed and some... more...

  • Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafiaby John Dickie

    Hodder & Stoughton 2007; US$ 16.35

    Cosa Nostra is the compelling story of the Sicilian mafia, the world's most famous, most secretive and most misunderstood criminal fraternity. The mafia has been given many names since it was founded one hundred and forty years ago: the Sect, the Brotherhood, the Honoured Society, and now Cosa Nostra. Yet as times have changed, the mafia's subtle and... more...

  • Mafia Brotherhoodsby John Dickie

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 17.99

    BLOOD BROTHERHOODS is the enthralling new history of Italian organised crime by the author of the international bestseller COSA NOSTRA. Mafia. Camorra. 'Ndrangheta. The Sicilian mafia, or Cosa Nostra, is far from being Italy's only dangerous criminal fraternity. The south of the country hosts two other major mafias: the camorra, from Naples and its... more...

  • Delizia!by John Dickie

    Hodder & Stoughton 2009; US$ 19.55

    Everyone loves Italian food. But how did the Italians come to eat so well? The advertising industry tells us the answer lies in the vineyards and olive groves of Tuscany - among sun-weathered peasants, and mammas serving pasta under the pergola. Yet this nostalgic fantasy has little to do with the real history of Italian cuisine. For a thousand years,... more...

  • Mafia Brotherhoodsby John Dickie

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; Not Available

    BLOOD BROTHERHOODS is the enthralling new history of Italian organised crime by the author of the international bestseller COSA NOSTRA. Mafia. Camorra. 'Ndrangheta. The Sicilian mafia, or Cosa Nostra, is far from being Italy's only dangerous criminal fraternity. The south of the country hosts two other major mafias: the camorra, from Naples and its... more...

  • Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafiaby John Dickie

    Hodder & Stoughton 2007; Not Available

    Cosa Nostra is the compelling story of the Sicilian mafia, the world's most famous, most secretive and most misunderstood criminal fraternity. The mafia has been given many names since it was founded one hundred and forty years ago: the Sect, the Brotherhood, the Honoured Society, and now Cosa Nostra. Yet as times have changed, the mafia's subtle and... more...

  • Delizia!by John Dickie

    Hodder & Stoughton 2009; Not Available

    Everyone loves Italian food. But how did the Italians come to eat so well? The advertising industry tells us the answer lies in the vineyards and olive groves of Tuscany - among sun-weathered peasants, and mammas serving pasta under the pergola. Yet this nostalgic fantasy has little to do with the real history of Italian cuisine. For a thousand years,... more...