Excellent Cadavers: The Mafia and the Death of the First Italian Republic
Excellent Cadavers (a term used in Sicily to distinguish the assassination of prominent government officials from the hundreds of common criminals killed in the course of routine mafia business) tells of the remarkable investigation spearheaded by Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, the two Sicilian prosecutors who in the 1980s took the war against the Mafia further than anyone had ever dared.
In 1992, aware that the two magistrates were without the complete support of the Italian government, the Mafia assassinated them. In death they were hailed as national heroes; the massive public outcry demanded their investigations be completed. The outcome: the toppling of crucial alliances that had forged political rule in Italy since WWII and the criminal indictment of Italy's most prominent leaders.
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EXCELLENT CADAVERS: The Mafia and the Death of the First Italian RepublicUser Review - Kirkus
A deep and devastating account of the assassination of Italy's top two anti-Mafia prosecutors. When magistrates Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino were murdered by the Sicilian Cosa Nostra in 1992 ... Read full review
Review: Excellent Cadavers: The Mafia and the Death of the First Italian RepublicUser Review - Paola - Goodreads
clear chronicle of sicilian mafia. a must read for anyone who wants to understand what mafia is. Read full review