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The Resource Boss of bosses : a journey into the heart of the Sicilian mafia, Clare Longrigg

Boss of bosses : a journey into the heart of the Sicilian mafia, Clare Longrigg

Label
Boss of bosses : a journey into the heart of the Sicilian mafia
Title
Boss of bosses
Title remainder
a journey into the heart of the Sicilian mafia
Statement of responsibility
Clare Longrigg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1980s, the broad legal mandate of the RICO act succeeded in crushing much of the traditional American Mafia. In the Sicilian homeland of La Cosa Nostra, however, the Mafia was anything but finished. Possessed of a power thought to rival that of the Italian state itself, the Sicilian Mafia has waged a war on law and order that has not only left thousands dead, but has created a ripple effect of crime and violence that can be felt in America's cities today. Journalist Longrigg tells the story of Bernardo Provenzano, who rose from humble origins to become the head of the Sicilian Mafia, overseeing a deadly empire of corruption so large in scope, the full sweep of its dark reach has yet to be fully accounted. On the run for over 43 years before his arrest, Provenzano's life typifies the code of the ultimate gangster.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Longrigg, Clare
Dewey number
  • 364.1092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6453.I83
LC item number
M3543455 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Provenzano, Bernardo
  • Mafiosi
  • Mafia
Label
Boss of bosses : a journey into the heart of the Sicilian mafia, Clare Longrigg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : John Murray, 2008
Bar code
  • 31223086018539
  • 31223086656734
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 286-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xii, 300 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312533946
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008039095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 243544881
  • (OCoLC)243544881
Label
Boss of bosses : a journey into the heart of the Sicilian mafia, Clare Longrigg
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : John Murray, 2008
Bar code
  • 31223086018539
  • 31223086656734
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 286-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xii, 300 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312533946
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008039095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 243544881
  • (OCoLC)243544881

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