'Ndrangheta

Mafia Brotherhoods

Author: John Dickie

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: 'Ndrangheta

Page: 447

View: 223

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 hinterland; and the 'ndrangheta, the mafia from the poor and isolated region of Calabria that has now risen to become the most powerful mob of all. Each of these brotherhoods has its own methods, its own dark rituals, its own style of ferocity and corruption. Their early history is little known; indeed some of it has been entirely shrouded in myth and silence until now. This is a book of breathtaking ambition, charting the birth and rise of all three of Italy's mafias. It blends ground-breaking archival research, passionate narrative, and shrewd historical analysis to bring Italy's unique 'criminal ecosystem', and the three terrifying criminal brotherhoods that evolved within it, to life on the page.
History

Mafia Brotherhoods

Author: Letizia Paoli

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 450

Relying on previously undisclosed confessions of former mafia members now cooperating with the police, Letizia Paoli provides a clinically accurate portrait of mafia behavior, motivations, and structure in Italy. The mafia, Paoli demonstrates, are essentially multifunctional ritual brotherhoods focused above all on retaining and consolidating their local political power base. A truly interdisciplinary work of history, politics, economics, and sociology, Mafia Brotherhoods reveals in dramatic detail the true face of one of the world's most mythologized criminal organizations.
History

Blood Brotherhoods

Author: John Dickie

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 646

BLOOD BROTHERHOODS is the enthralling new history of Italian organised crime, by the author of the international bestseller COSA NOSTRA. 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 hinterland; and the 'ndrangheta, the mafia from the poor and isolated region of Calabria that has now risen to become the most powerful mob of all. Each of these brotherhoods has its own methods, its own dark rituals, its own style of ferocity and corruption. Their early history is little known; indeed some of it has been entirely shrouded in myth and silence until now. BLOOD BROTHERHOODS is a book of breathtaking ambition, charting the birth and rise of all three of Italy's mafias. It blends ground-breaking archival research, passionate narrative, and shrewd historical analysis to bring Italy's unique 'criminal ecosystem', and the three terrifying criminal brotherhoods that evolved within it, to life on the page.
True Crime

Blood Brotherhoods

Author: John Dickie

Publisher: Public Affairs

ISBN:

Category: True Crime

Page: 800

View: 177

MAFIA. CAMORRA. ’NDRANGHETA. The Sicilian mafia, known as Cosa Nostra, is far from being Italy’s only dangerous criminal fraternity. The country hosts two other major mafias: the camorra from Naples; and, from the poor and isolated region of Calabria, the mysterious ’ndrangheta, which has now risen to become the most powerful mob group active today. Since they emerged, the mafias have all corrupted Italy’s institutions, drastically curtailed the life-chances of its citizens, evaded justice, and set up their own self-interested meddling as an alternative to the courts. Yet each of these brotherhoods has its own methods, its own dark rituals, its own style of ferocity. Each is uniquely adapted to corrupt and exploit its own specific environment, as it collaborates with, learns from, and goes to war with the other mafias. Today, the shadow of organized crime hangs over a country racked by debt, political paralysis, and widespread corruption. The ’ndrangheta controls much of Europe’s wholesale cocaine trade and, by some estimates, 3 percent of Italy’s total GDP. Blood Brotherhoods traces the origins of this national malaise back to Italy’s roots as a united country in the nineteenth century, and shows how political violence incubated underworld sects among the lemon groves of Palermo, the fetid slums of Naples, and the harsh mountain villages of Calabria. Blood Brotherhoods is a book of breathtaking ambition, tracing for the first time the interlocking story of all three mafias from their origins to the present day. John Dickie is recognized in Italy as one of the foremost historians of organized crime. In these pages, he blends archival detective work, passionate narrative, and shrewd analysis to bring a unique criminal ecosystem—and the three terrifying criminal brotherhoods that have evolved within it—to life on the page.
'Ndrangheta

Mafia Brotherhoods

Author: Letizia Paoli

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: 'Ndrangheta

Page: 289

View: 863

Paoli provides a clinically accurate portrait of Mafia behaviour, motivations and structure. This interdisciplinary work of history, politics, economics and sociology, reveals in detail the true face of one of the world's most mythologized criminal organizations.
True Crime

Mafia Republic: Italy's Criminal Curse. Cosa Nostra, 'Ndrangheta and Camorra from 1946 to the Present

Author: John Dickie

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: True Crime

Page: 400

View: 415

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. In 1946, Italy became a democratic Republic, thereby entering the family of modern western nations. But deep within Italy there lurked a forgotten curse: three major criminal brotherhoods, whose methods had been honed over a century of experience. As Italy grew, so did the mafias. Sicily's Cosa Nostra, the camorra from Naples, and the mysterious 'ndrangheta from Calabria stood ready to enter the wealthiest and bloodiest period of their long history. Italy made itself rich by making scooters, cars and handbags. The mafias carved out their own route to wealth through tobacco smuggling, construction, kidnapping and narcotics. And as criminal business grew exponentially, the mafias grew not just more powerful, but became more interconnected. By the 1980s, Southern Italy was on the edge of becoming a narco-state. The scene was set for a titanic confrontation between heroic representatives of the law, and mafiosi who could no longer tolerate any obstacle to their ambitions. This was a war for Italy's future as a civilized country. At its peak in 1992-93, the 'ndrangheta was beheading people in the street, and the Sicilian mafia murdered its greatest enemies, investigating magistrates Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, before embarking on a major terrorist bombing campaign on the Italian mainland. Today, the long shadow of mafia history still hangs over a nation wracked by debt, political paralysis, and widespread corruption. While police put their lives on the line every day, one of Silvio Berlusconi's ministers said that Italy had to 'learn to live with the mafia'; suspicions of mafia involvement still surround some of the country's most powerful media moguls and politicians. The latest investigations show that its reach is astonishing: it controls much of Europe's wholesale cocaine trade, and representatives from as far away as Germany, Canada and Australia come to Calabria to seek authorisation for their affairs. Just when it thought it had finally contained the mafia threat, Italy is now discovering that it harbours the most global criminal network of them all.
History

Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafia

Author: John Dickie

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 669

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 bloody methods have remained the same. Now, for the first time, COSA NOSTRA reconstructs the complete history of the Sicilian mafia from its origins to the present day, from the lemon groves and sulphur mines of Sicily, to the streets of Manhattan. COSA NOSTRA is a definitive history, rich in atmosphere, and with the narrative pace of the best detective fiction, and has been updated to make it the most vital contemporary account of the mafia ever published. The mob genre has finally grown up.
Biography & Autobiography

The Brotherhoods

Author: Guy Lawson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 752

View: 102

An insider account of the alleged criminal activities of two NYPD detectives contends that they worked for the mafia through a sophisticated network of hierarchies and conduct codes that brought about the torture and murders of numerous federal agents and fellow officers. Reprint.
Camorra

Mafia Republic

Author: John Dickie

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Camorra

Page: 524

View: 265

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. The Financial Times described John Dickie's MAFIA BROTHERHOODS as 'Powered by the sort of muscular prose that one associates with great detective fiction' and in MAFIA REPUBLIC John Dickie again marries outstanding scholarship with compelling storytelling. In 1946, Italy became a democratic Republic, thereby entering the family of modern western nations. But deep within Italy there lurked a forgotten curse: three major criminal brotherhoods, whose methods had been honed over a century of experience. As Italy grew, so did the mafias. Sicily's Cosa Nostra, the camorra from Naples, and the mysterious 'ndrangheta from Calabria stood ready to enter the wealthiest and bloodiest period of their long history. Italy made itself rich by making scooters, cars and handbags. The mafias carved out their own route to wealth through tobacco smuggling, construction, kidnapping and narcotics. And as criminal business grew exponentially, the mafias grew not just more powerful, but became more interconnected. By the 1980s, Southern Italy was on the edge of becoming a narco-state. The scene was set for a titanic confrontation between heroic representatives of the law, and mafiosi who could no longer tolerate any obstacle to their ambitions. This was a war for Italy's future as a civilized country. At its peak in 1992-93, the 'ndrangheta was beheading people in the street, and the Sicilian mafia murdered its greatest enemies, investigating magistrates Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, before embarking on a major terrorist bombing campaign on the Italian mainland. Today, the long shadow of mafia history still hangs over a nation wracked by debt, political paralysis, and widespread corruption. While police put their lives on the line every day, one of Silvio Berlusconi's ministers said that Italy had to 'learn to live with the mafia'; suspicions of mafia involvement still surround some of the country's most powerful media moguls and politicians. The latest investigations show that its reach is astonishing: it controls much of Europe's wholesale cocaine trade, and representatives from as far away as Germany, Canada and Australia come to Calabria to seek authorisation for their affairs. Just when it thought it had finally contained the mafia threat, Italy is now discovering that it harbours the most global criminal network of them all.
Drama

London Brotherhood I

Author: Jamila Jasper

Publisher: Jamila Jasper Romance

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page:

View: 940

Book One: A high-heat interracial mafia romance story set in London. SIERRA ST. JAMES I shouldn’t have anything to do with a dangerous man like Oliver. I let his olive-green eyes and his rippling muscles get the better of me. One night of explosive passion should have been the end of it. Men like Ollie will never let a woman slip through their fingers so easily… Saying goodbye won’t come without a price. OLIVER COOK One look at her gorgeous face and round bum and I know I need her. I fight against my powerful urges to keep her around. She’ll never understand me… or why I do what I do. One night, I listen to the devil on my shoulder. Now, I’m addicted to a woman I should have never even touched. This is Book One in a 7 Book completed series by International Bestselling Romance Author, Jamila Jasper. This addictive interracial mafia romance series begins with a man in the London mafia falling in love with an AfroBritish brown-skinned woman in a BWWM saga of interconnected, high-heat stories, not for the faint-hearted. Mafia romance lovers, take a peek inside to dive into the NO cheating, guaranteed HEA romance story. Each story is available on audiobook and paperback. Book I: London Brotherhood I Book II: London Brotherhood II Book III: London Brotherhood III Book IV: Navy SEAL Brotherhood IV Book V: The Moscow Brotherhood V Book VI: The German Biker Gang Brotherhood VI Book VII: The Parisian Billionaire Brotherhood VII
Fiction

London Brotherhood II

Author: Jamila Jasper

Publisher: Jamila Jasper Romance

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 540

Book Two: A smoking hot interracial mafia romance pregnancy themed sequel SIERRA ST. JAMES Ollie is dead. My survival counts on my trust in a dead man. But if life with Ollie is truly over, I must do whatever it takes to protect my unborn daughter. And I’ll fight anyone who gets in my way... OLLIE COOK I wake up on the brink of death. I must return to Sierra, no matter what. And when I find her, I’ll make sure to protect her. Nothing like this will ever happen again... And if it does, I’ll unleash hell on the bastards who dare to touch my family... This is Book Two in a 7 Book completed series by International Bestselling Romance Author, Jamila Jasper. This addictive interracial mafia romance series continues the story of a man in the London mafia falling in love with an AfroBritish brown-skinned woman in a BWWM saga of interconnected, high-heat stories, not for the faint-hearted. Mafia romance lovers, take a peek inside to dive into the NO cheating, guaranteed HEA romance story. Each story is available on audiobook and paperback. Book I: London Brotherhood I Book II: London Brotherhood II Book III: London Brotherhood III Book IV: Navy SEAL Brotherhood IV Book V: The Moscow Brotherhood V Book VI: The German Biker Gang Brotherhood VI Book VII: The Parisian Billionaire Brotherhood VII
History

The Craft

Author: John Dickie

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 777

'Convincingly researched and thoroughly entertaining' - Wall Street Journal THE TIMES BEST BOOKS OF 2020 'This book shows that, despite rumours of demon dwarfs, piano-playing crocodiles and world domination, the real story of the Freemasons is one of male eccentricity.' 'The Craft is a superb book that often reads like an adventure novel. It's informative, fascinating and often very funny. The depth of research is awe-inspiring, but what really makes this book is the author's visceral understanding of what constitutes a good story.' - The Times Book of the Week '[John Dickie] takes on this sensational subject with a wry turn of phrase and the cool judgment of a fine historian... I enjoyed this book enormously. Dickie's gaze is both wide and penetrating. He makes a persuasive case for masonry's historic importance.' - Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times 'The Craft is a shadow history of modernity. Though more sober than most lodge meetings, it is, like its subject, ingenious and frequently bizarre... The Craft is well-crafted and sensible, making good use of English archives which have only recently been opened.' - Spectator *** Insiders call it 'the Craft'. To the rest of us, Freemasonry is mysterious and suspect. Yet its story is peopled by some of the most distinguished men of the last three centuries: Winston Churchill and Walt Disney; Wolfgang Mozart and Shaquille O'Neal; Benjamin Franklin and Buzz Aldrin; Rudyard Kipling and 'Buffalo Bill' Cody; Duke Ellington and the Duke of Wellington. Founded in London in 1717 as a set of character-forming ideals and a way of binding men in fellowship, Freemasonry proved so addictive that within two decades it had spread across the globe. Masonic influence became pervasive. Under George Washington, the Craft became a creed for the new American nation. Masonic networks held the British empire together. Under Napoleon, the Craft became a tool of authoritarianism and then a cover for revolutionary conspiracy. Both the Mormon Church and the Sicilian mafia owe their origins to Freemasonry. The Masons were as feared as they were influential. In the eyes of the Catholic Church, Freemasonry has always been a den of devil-worshippers. For Hitler, Mussolini and Franco the Lodges spread the diseases of pacifism, socialism and Jewish influence, so had to be crushed. Professor Dickie's The Craft is a surprising and enthralling exploration of a movement that not only helped to forge modern society, but still has substantial contemporary influence. With 400,000 members in Britain, over a million in the USA, and around six million across the world, understanding the role of Freemasonry is as important now as it has ever been.
Fiction

The Moscow Brotherhood V

Author: Jamila Jasper

Publisher: Jamila Jasper Romance

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 717

Book Five: A Russian mafia heir falls in love with a black American woman working as an au pair within a dangerous German family. VASILY USMANOV As the eldest brother in an ancient brotherhood, I know better. I should have never touched Draya. She's innocent, untouched, unsullied by my world. One intoxicating night of succumbing to lust and my dark obsession ignites. I have no place in a good girl's life... She deserves to be more than my captive. I have to let her go before it's too late. "You’re right. You’re everything I shouldn’t want. Dangerous…handsome… a mistake from the very beginning.” DRAYA MORRIS It's dark... cold... terrifying. Then I see him. Vasily. He's taller, larger and rougher than any man I've ever known. He sees the woman I was before the incident. The innocent one. The untouched one. The unbroken one. He doesn't know what darkness I'm carrying. And I like it. I may be his captive, but he's the only one to ever make me feel free. This is Book Five in a 7 Book completed series by International Bestselling Romance Author, Jamila Jasper. This story can be read as a standalone. This addictive interracial mafia romance series continues the BWWM saga of interconnected, high-heat stories, not for the faint-hearted. This is a sizzling hot dark mafia romance between a black woman and a white Russian man, take a peek inside to dive into the NO cheating, guaranteed HEA romance story. Each story is available on audiobook and paperback. Book I: London Brotherhood I Book II: London Brotherhood II Book III: London Brotherhood III Book IV: Navy SEAL Brotherhood IV Book V: The Moscow Brotherhood V Book VI: The German Biker Gang Brotherhood VI Book VII: The Parisian Billionaire Brotherhood VII
Fiction

The Moscow Brotherhood: A Bwwm Mafia Romance Novel

Author: Jamila Jasper

Publisher: Bwwm Romance Brotherhoods

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

View: 779

"I could break you so easily," he murmured, his hands clutching my throat, "But I love you too much to let you be destroyed, Printsessa..." VASILY USMANOV I should never have touched her.As the eldest brother in an ancient brotherhood, I know better.She's innocent, untouched, unbroken.One intoxicating night of succumbing to lust and my dark obsession ignites.I have no place in a good girl's life...She deserves to be more than my captive.I have to let her go before it's too late."You're right. You're everything I shouldn't want. Dangerous...handsome... a mistake from the very beginning." DRAYA MORRIS It's dark... cold... terrifying.Then I see him. Vasily.He's taller, larger and rougher than any man I've ever known.He sees the woman I was before the incident. The innocent one. The untouched one. The unbroken one.He doesn't know what darkness I'm carrying.And I like it.I may be his captive, but he's the only one to ever make me feel free.A Russian mafia heir falls in love with a black American woman working as an au pair within a dangerous German family. Their interracial love shakes the city of Moscow, Berlin, and Amsterdam, and has consequences around the entire world. Standalone within a series. NO cliffhanger & guaranteed HEA. This is Book 5 in a 10 book series.
Reference

Mafia 305 Success Secrets - 305 Most Asked Questions on Mafia - What You Need to Know

Author: Samuel Spence

Publisher: Emereo Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 208

View: 405

Mafia, Better than ever. 'Mafia' is a sort of arranged felony association that firstly exercises defense extorion the employ of brutal daunting to exploit native financial actions, particularly illegal trade; subordinate doings might be experienced such like drug-trafficking, credit sharking and fraudulence. Being united alltogether by a code of privilege, in specific the code of quiet (or omerta in southerly Italy), safeguards the Mafia as of external incursion and regulation enforcement activity.Paoli, Mafia Brotherhoods, p. 109 There has never been a Mafia Guide like this. It contains 305 answers, much more than you can imagine; comprehensive answers and extensive details and references, with insights that have never before been offered in print. Get the information you need--fast This all-embracing guide offers a thorough view of key knowledge and detailed insight. This Guide introduces what you want to know about Mafia. A quick look inside of some of the subjects covered: Memphis Mafia - Playing dangerous games, Feel It (Three 6 Mafia song), Giovanni Falcone - First trial against the Mafia, Mafia Wars - Movie series advertising, American Mafia - RICO Act, American Mafia - New Jersey, Javits Center - Mafia charges, Serbian mafia - In literature, The Commission (mafia) - Chairman of the Commission, Albanian mafia - Besa, Russian Mafia, Russian Mafia - Origins, Russian Mafia - 1917-1991: Soviet era, Rudy Giuliani - Mafia Commission trial, Serbian mafia - In popular culture, Boss (crime) - Boss (Italian Mafia), Bulgarian mafia - Judicial prosecution and fight against criminal networks, List of Mafia crime families - Ohio, Sting (wrestler) - TNA World Heavyweight Champion and The Main Event Mafia (2006-2009), Italian Mafia - Bid rigging, Albanian mafia - Sicilian mafia, Mafia Commission Trial - Persico's pro se defense, War on Drugs - Heroin trafficking operations of the CIA, U.S. Navy and Sicilian Mafia, Mafia Island, and much more...
Social Science

Decoding Albanian Organized Crime

Author: Jana Arsovska

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 918

The expansion of organized crime across national borders has become a key security concern for the international community. In this theoretically and empirically vibrant portrait of a global phenomenon, Jana Arsovska examines some of the most widespread myths about the so-called Albanian Mafia. Based on more than a decade of research, including interviews with victims, offenders, and law enforcement across ten countries, as well as court files and confidential intelligence reports, Decoding Albanian Organized Crime presents a comprehensive overview of the causes, codes of conduct, activities, migration, and structure of Albanian organized crime groups in the Balkans, Western Europe, and the United States. Paying particular attention to the dynamic relationships among culture, politics, and organized crime, the book develops a framework for understanding the global growth of the criminal underworld and provides a model for future comparative research.
Social Science

The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime

Author: Letizia Paoli

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 655

While the success of national and international law enforcement cooperation to suppress organized crime means that stable, large-scale criminal organizations like the Cosa Nostra or the Japanese Yakuza have seen their power reduced, organized crime remains a concern for many governments. Economic globalization and the easing of restrictions on exchanges across borders now provide ample opportunity for money-making activities in illegal markets. Policies designed to stop illegal market flows often shift these activities to new places or create new problems, as the U.S.- led war on drugs spread production and trafficking to a number South and Central American countries. The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime provides informed, authoritative, and comprehensive overviews of these issues and other principal forms of organized crime, as well as the type and effectiveness of efforts to prevent and control them. Leading scholars from criminology, law, sociology, history, and political science discuss the key concepts, history, and methods of organized crime; the major actors and interactions involved in it; the markets and activities frequently associated with organized crime; and the policies designed to combat it. Individual chapters on criminal organizations and specific activities or markets comprise the heart of the volume. The chapters on actors provide the history, analyze the structure and activities, and assess the strength and future prospects of each organization. Articles on particular markets address the patterns of activity, identify the most affected regions, and where possible provide estimated revenues, discuss factors promoting the activity, and disclose information on the victims and harms caused. The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime delivers a systematic, high-quality, and truly global approach to the topic and with it a more complete understanding of organized crime in its many forms for researchers, government officials, and policymakers.