A history of the development of the imagery linked to the term "mafia". The author aims to break down the mystique surrounding the word, attributing its buildup to sensational reporting, hidden agendas and the public's fascination with the idea of a secret criminal society. In tracing this mystique through history, the author determines how much of that image comes from actual events. A study of organized crime, this edition contains a new preface outlining and delineating his subsequent thinking and conclusions on this subject.
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Book Description Hutchinson of London, 1975. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fair/Good. No Jacket. First Edition. Red/silver cloth hard cover - light damage to edges/a little wear to edges/Fair-Good. xi+ 399pp. Some foxing to textblock. Content Good. (809g) Photo on request. All proceeds from the sale of this book go to Help for Heroes and the Alzheimer's Society. Bookseller Inventory # 002901
Book Description Hutchinson, 1975. Book Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 6207311