Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Reading list: the Mafia

For the Independent, Alice-Azania Jarvis came up with a reading list on the Mafia.

One title on her list:
Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafia by John Dickie

Hailed by some as the best book ever written on the subject, Dickie's atmospheric study reads almost like fiction, as it intimately recounts the Mafia's origin story and subsequent development, from Sicily to New York. Over the years, the Mafia has assumed various guises: the Sect, the Brotherhood, the Honoured Society, and the Cosa Nostra. Throughout them all, certain standards and practices have remained constant.
Read about a novel that made the list.

--Marshal Zeringue