The Sicilian Mafia: A True Crime Travel Guide

The Sicilian Mafia: A True Crime Travel Guide

by Carl Russo

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939521057
Publisher: Strategic Media Books
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Pages: 244
Sales rank: 947,071
Product dimensions: 10.30(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Carl Russo is a San Francisco writer who has covered film far various publications, including the Oakland Tribune, indieWIRE.com and KUSF-FM. He fell in love with Sicily on his first trip to the island in 1999 and has returned nearly every year since. In 2010, he started writing a blog, Mafia Exposed, which became the basis for his book.

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Acknowledgements 13

Part 1 Palermo and Environs 15

1 Central Palermo 17

2 Western Palermo 45

3 Southern Palermo to Ciaculli 65

4 Bagheria to Sciara 83

5 Northern Palermo 99

6 Addaura to Mondello 107

7 Giardinello to Sagana 113

8 Piana Degli Albanesi to Camporeale 121

9 Partinico to Monreale 133

10 Castellammare Del Golfo to Capaci 141

Part 2 Corleone and the Interior 159

11 Corleoneto Mezzojuso 161

12 Bisacquino to Sutera 181

Part 3 The Western Coast 197

13 Salemi to Pizzolungo 199

14 Sciacca to Racalmuto 217

Bibliography 233

Index 237

What People are Saying About This

author of The Fratellanza Contract and Gladio Resurrection - Crozier Green

"A seminal piece of work that manages to bridge the gap between John Dickie's Cosa Nostra and Lonely Planet Sicily."

author of Mafia Women and Boss of Bosses: How Bernardo Provenzano Saved the Mafia - Clare Longrigg

"Every stone you turn in Sicily reveals a violent history. With Russo's informative guidebook in hand, the traveler will no longer stroll innocently through its streets. Crammed with fascinating facts."

San Francisco Book Review

Written with the excitement and page-turning fascination of a good true-crime bestseller…This is a fun and exciting read — one that will fascinate any reader interested in the history of organized crime.

author of The Savage Heart of Palermo - Daniel Kenyon

"Full of curious little anecdotes and human details that really bring it to life and make it impossible to put down."

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