White Shotgun: The Sicilian Mafia in Their Own Words.

Bolzoni, Attilio.

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The author is a journalist who has reported on the shadowy world of the Cosa Nostra for 30 years. Here you will find the words of Mafiosi big and small, well known and less well known, telling us the history of modern Sicilian crime and providing a unique record of the twisted logic and language of the Mafia.

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Lupara bianca ('White Shotgun') -- an Italian term that refers to a Mafia-style killing, in which no trace of the victim can be found. For thirty years, prize-winning Sicilian journalist Attilio Bolzoni has reported on the shadowy activities of Cosa Nostra. Now, for the first time, he has collected together a powerful anthology of rare interviews, court proceedings and transcripts of phone taps that together capture the essence of this most hidden of secret societies. From the 'traditional' Mafia of the early 20th Century to the 'Maxi' show-trials of the 1980s and beyond, White Shotgun is both a history of modern Sicilian crime, and a book about the twisted logic and language of Cosa Nostra. From the most humble of foot soldiers to famous pentiti ('grasses') and top-level Bosses, this is a portrait of the men who live by a code of silence -- in their own words.

Book Details

Author Bolzoni, Attilio.
Format PB
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan
Number of Pages 480
Publish Date 28/03/2013
Catalogue HIS01
Catalogue book number 36