Friday, July 03, 2015

Ten top books about the mafia

Born in Sicily, Roberto Dainotto is professor of romance studies and literature at Duke University, where he teaches courses on modern and contemporary Italian culture. His latest book is The Mafia: A Cultural History.

One of Dainotto's top ten books about the mafia, as shared at the Guardian:
Mafia Brotherhoods by John Dickie (2014)

Historian Dickie is a master storyteller – which is fortunate for the reader of this 800-page tome, whose pages turn very quickly. It is one of the few books I know that attempt to trace the exhaustive history not of one, but of three Italian criminal organisations: ’ndrangheta, camorra, and mafia.
Read about another entry on the list.

Also see Alice-Azania Jarvis's reading list on the mafia.

--Marshal Zeringue