The Last Godfathers: Inside the Mafia's Most Infamous Family

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Macmillan, 2008 - True Crime - 360 pages
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The Last Godfathers charts the spectacular rise and the fall of one of the richest and most powerful criminal organizations in history, the Sicilian mafia’s Corleone clan. From humble origins in the town of Corleone, they manipulated the Cosa Nostra’s code of honor—deceiving and bludgeoning to the summit of the secret brotherhood, purging rivals and launching terrorist campaigns which decimated anti-mafia judges, police and politicians.

Journalist John Follian focuses on the three godfathers who headed the clan from the 1950s on. Luciano “The Professor” Leggio, Salvator “The Beast” Riina and Bernardo “The Tractor” Provenzano—who forged a vicious gang bent on the subversion of democracy.

Cutting through the romantic aura of Hollywood films, The Last Godfathers portrays the true face of the Corleone mob, delving into the bloody facts behind the myth of the modern mafia.

  

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Review: The Last Godfathers: Inside the Mafia's Most Infamous Family

User Review  - Larry Van bibber - Goodreads

This was an interesting history about the mafia in Corleone Italy. But nothing that I want to read again or to recommend to others. Read full review

Review: The Last Godfathers: Inside the Mafia's Most Infamous Family

User Review  - Goodreads

This was an interesting history about the mafia in Corleone Italy. But nothing that I want to read again or to recommend to others. Read full review

Contents

23 May 1992
1
Corleone 19051963
7
Dr Michele Navarra Our Father
9
Luciano Leggio
22
Placido Rizzotto the Northern Wind
27
Exit Our Father
36
Leggio Salvatore Riina and Bernardo Provenzano the Holy Trinity
42
Bullets and the Law of Silence
47
Corleone Inc
149
The Servants of the State Fight Back 19831992
157
Judge Falcone in Enemy Territory
159
The MaxiTrial
168
A Question of Courtesy Riina Fights to Keep his Promises
182
Mafia Terrorism 19921996
193
Giovanni Brusca is Operational
195
Im Racing Against Time Judge Borsellino
207

The Rise of The Peasants 19631974
55
Challenging the Establishment
57
Be Wise Justice MafiaStyle
64
Death of the Cobra
75
On the Triumvirate
85
I Love Riina Ninetta Goes to Court
91
Forging a Dictatorship 19741983
97
Making Friends and Enemies
99
The Last Stand of the Tiger
105
Tommaso Buscetta the Boss of Two Worlds
114
Purges and Banquets
123
General Dalla Chiesa
135
Buscetta Plays for Time
143
The Clans First Traitors
215
Who was the Judas? Riinas Fall
219
Prayers Politics and the Battle for Riinas Succession
229
The Kidnapping of Giuseppe Di Matteo Age 12
238
The Mafia Turns Silent 19952002
257
Enough Massacres Enough Murders Provenzanos Rule
259
Brusca Confesses
268
Searching for a Ghost
277
The Fall of the Corleonesi 20022008
287
Provenzano and his Patron Saint
289
Team Cathedral and the Laundry Mystery
297
On Horses Mountain
305
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About the author (2008)

JOHN FOLLAIN is a journalist and with a sepcialization in crime reporting. He has written about Italy as the Rome correspondent for The Sunday Times and The Sunday Times Magazine for the past ten years.

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