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Mafia

Jo Smith

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ISBN : 9781413255669
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Can we win the war on organised crime?In this revised and updated edition of his 2002 bestseller Mafia, Jo Durden Smith investigates the shadowy figures behind the Mafia myth, and traces the organisations history back to its origins in theMoreCan we win the war on organised crime?In this revised and updated edition of his 2002 bestseller Mafia, Jo Durden Smith investigates the shadowy figures behind the Mafia myth, and traces the organisations history back to its origins in the nineteenth century, as a peasant revolutionary society dedicated to the overthrow of French power. Mafia charts the rise of this small island secret society to a gigantic crime octopus, with tentacles extending into every level of Western society, from the criminal underworld to the very top of the political tree.Jo Durden Smith was a reporter, researcher, then producer-director at Granada TV and an executive producer at Alan King Associates in London. He then left for North America to take up a career as a freelance writer, contributing to well-established journals such as The Village Voice in the United States and Macleans in Canada. Jo is the author of a number of books, including Moscow: In the Heart of the Empire- Who Killed George Jackson? and 100 Greatest Criminals. He has also continued to write for magazines and newspapers in Canada, the United States, Britain and Russia, and to make documentaries for TV.