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The Honoured Society : The Sicilian Mafia Observed - Norman Lewis

The Honoured Society

The Sicilian Mafia Observed

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The Honoured Society describes how the US army returned the Mafia to power in 1944, after Mussolini came close to destroying them. It looks at the Mafia in their homeland - how in attempting to preserve Sicily for the Sicilians in the face of countless invasions, it infiltrated every aspect of the island's life, corrupting landowners, the police, the judiciary and even the church. In one chilling chapter, Norman Lewis details the escapades of eighty-year-old Padre Camelo, who led his monks on sprees of murder and extortion, frequently using the confessional box for transmitting threats.

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"Deft, witty and totally compelling" Time Out

The Honoured Societyp. 11
Epiloguep. 243
The Death of Boris Giulianop. 253
Publisher's Note 2003p. 258
Indexp. 259
About the Authorp. 264
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ISBN: 9780907871484
ISBN-10: 0907871488
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 29th August 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.0  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Type: New edition