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  - Craig - Goodreads

A thrilling tour through the history of the rise and fall of the Corleonesi family who came to dominate the mafia in Sicily (the 'Cosa Nostra') in the late twentieth century. The book focuses ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Louis Cecile - Goodreads

This book provides clear understanding on the fascination of bad people and the evil they do. I cannot empathize or comprehend the many acts the book so honestly portrays. Yet despite being shocked ... Read full review

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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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