Don Vito

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Quercus Publishing, Aug 1, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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Vito Ciancimino – Don Vito da Corleone – spent forty years in the grip of death, mafia, politics, business deals and the secret service. Don Vito recounts years of previously censored contacts between politicians and the mafia – between the Italian State and Cosa Nostra. The key witness is Massimo, his son, who has given his personal testament for the first time in which he recounts some of the most important events of Italy's recent history. If Roberto Saviano's Gomorrah revealed the workings of the mafia system from street level, Don Vito tells us about the people who held the reins of power.

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Massimo Ciancimino was born in Palermo in 1963. At eighteen he became his father's aide. Since his arrest in June 2006 he has been collaborating with magistrates to help shed light on his father's secrets and forty years of links between the mafia and politics in Sicily. Francesco La Licata is a journalist who has written for la Stampa since 1980. He recently joined hands with the national anti-mafia prosecutor, Pietro Grasso, to write Pizzini, veleni e cicoria: La mafia prima e dopo Provenzano (Feltrinelli 2008).

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