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  • 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$ 110.00

    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

    Buon appetito! Everyone loves Italian food. But how did the Italians come to eat so well? The answer lies amid the vibrant beauty of Italy's historic cities. For a thousand years, they have been magnets for everything that makes for great eating: ingredients, talent, money, and power. Italian food is city food. From the bustle of medieval... more...

  • New Mandarinsby John Dickie

    I.B.Tauris 2004; US$ 29.00

    Not since Anthony Eden's Suez War of 1956 has Britain's foreign policy provoked such intense controversy. But how are British foreign policy decisions taken? How does British diplomacy actually work? John Dickie describes for the first time how the new mandarins are selected for Britain?s Diplomatic Service, the structures of foreign policy making... more...

  • Delizia!by John Dickie

    Hodder & Stoughton 2009; US$ 22.58

    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; US$ 20.77

    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 Nostraby John Dickie

    Hodder & Stoughton 2007; US$ 20.77

    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...

  • 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...

  • Mafia Republic: Italy's Criminal Curse. Cosa Nostra, 'Ndrangheta and Camorra from 1946 to the Presentby John Dickie

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 29.81

    In MAFIA REPUBLIC, John Dickie, Professor of Italian Studies at University College, London and author of the international bestsellers COSA NOSTRA and MAFIA BROTHERHOODS, shows how the Italian mafias have grown in power and become more and more interconnected, with terrifying consequences. more...