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Into the Heart of the Mafia A Journey Through the Italian South by David Lane

Into the Heart of the Mafia A Journey Through the Italian South


Into the Heart of the Mafia A Journey Through the Italian South by David Lane

Lane shows how globalisation has transformed the Mafia into more than simply a local phenomenon. It describes in painful detail the daily accommodation to Mafia pressure endured by priests, politicians and prosecutors, businessmen, trade unionists and ordinary citizens. At the same time he incorporates a portrait of the South's long and tumultuous history and powerful flavours to provide a richly coloured portrait of a European region under siege.


A sensitive portrait of heroic, often isolated individuals who have fought against 150 years of criminality. With meticulous reporting [Lane] meets the people who have encountered and resisted the Mafia
Guy Dinmore

* Financial Times *

About the Author

David Lane has written for the Guardian and the Financial Times, and since 1994 has been The Economist's Business and Finance Correspondent for Italy. His last book was the highly regarded Berlusconi's Shadow (2004). He has lived in Rome since 1972.

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Publication date

22nd April 2010


David Lane

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Profile Books Ltd


272 pages


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