Bowker s Complete Video Directory 2001

Bowker s Complete Video Directory 2001
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780835244275
Category: Films for the hearing impaired
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Michigan Alumnus

The Michigan Alumnus
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: UM Libraries
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Michigan Alumnus Book Excerpt:

In v.1-8 the final number consists of the Commencement annual.

AB Bookman s Weekly

AB Bookman s Weekly
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Antiquarian booksellers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books
Author: Rose Arny
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2003-12
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fascism and the Mafia

Fascism and the Mafia
Author: Christopher Duggan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 322
Release: 1989
ISBN: 9780300043723
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fascism and the Mafia Book Excerpt:

The Sicilian mafia is a subject of endless fascination, but few serious books have been written about it. In this provocative work, Christopher Duggan argues that the idea of the mafia is a fiction, born of political calculation and genuine misunderstanding of the behaviour of Sicilians. The first part of the book looks at the development of the idea of the mafia from the 1860s, when the term first appeared, to the Second World War. Although all serious observers realised that there was no organised criminal society in Sicily, Duggan explains why the idea was perpetuated. When the island became part of unified Italy in 1860, hostility to the new state was claimed by officials to be criminally inspired, and they spoke for the first time of 'the Mafia'. The distinctive values of the Sicilians, such as their belief in private justice and unwillingness to cooperate with the police, reinforced the idea of a secret criminal society. From then on, many of Sicily's political and social problems were attributed to this mythical organisation. In the second part of the book, to illustrate the general observations made in the first, Duggan provides a detailed study of the repressive campaign conducted by the fascist government against the mafia in the 1920s. Making use of private papers, police files, and trial proceedings, he concludes that the mafia was primarily an idea exploited for political ends, and that its use only strengthened many Sicilians' deep mistrust of the state. This lively book is a penetrating account of the origins of the mafia myth and the first study of the impact of fascism on Sicily. It will be of great interest to historians of modern Italy, to anthropologists, and to criminologists, as well as to those who are actively engaged in the fight against organised crime. Christopher Duggan was a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and Lecturer in Italian History and Director of the Centre for the Advanced Study of Italian Society at Reading University. He is co-author, with Denis Mack Smith and Moses Finley, of 'A History of Sicily' (1986).

The Black Hand

The Black Hand
Author: Thomas M. Pitkin,Francesco Cordasco
Publsiher: Littlefield Adams
Total Pages: 274
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Black Hand (U.S.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Hand Book Excerpt:

Looks at the history of the Black Hand, a secret criminal organization that flourished during the early twentieth century

The Publishers Trade List Annual

The Publishers  Trade List Annual
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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VideoHound s Golden Movie Retriever 1999

VideoHound s Golden Movie Retriever 1999
Author: Martin Connors,Jim Craddock
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1815
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Motion pictures
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

VideoHound s Golden Movie Retriever 1999 Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive guide contains the most extensive listing of movies available on video--with 1,000 new movies, added categories, and more--plus a multitude of cross-referencing within its 13 primary indexes.

1912 1

1912   1
Author: Leonardo Sciascia
Publsiher: Carcanet Press
Total Pages: 133
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Authors, Italian
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The New York Times Book Review

The New York Times Book Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1995-04
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Gung ho

Gung ho
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 948
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mercenary troops
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cue

Cue
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: New York (N.Y.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ramparts

Ramparts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1967
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Church and the world
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ramparts Book Excerpt:

Issues for Dec. 1970-Apr. 1972 include section: Hard times.

Delightful Murder

Delightful Murder
Author: Ernest Mandel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 152
Release: 1984
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Crime in literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Poisoning for Profit

Poisoning for Profit
Author: Alan A. Block,Frank R. Scarpitti
Publsiher: William Morrow & Company
Total Pages: 361
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poisoning for Profit Book Excerpt:

Scrutinizes the link between the Mafia, their corporate patrons, and government officials in regard to toxic waste disposal and recounts the stories of the few investigators who have tried to expose he multimillion-dollar black-market service

Disorganized Crime

Disorganized Crime
Author: Peter Reuter
Publsiher: MIT Press (MA)
Total Pages: 264
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mafia
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disorganized Crime Book Excerpt:

Winner of the 9984 Leslie T. Wilkins Award for the best book in criminology and criminal justice. Bookmaking, numbers, and loansharking are reputed to be major sources of revenue for organized crime, controlled by the "visible hand" of violence. For years this belief has formed the basis of government policy toward illegal markets. Drawing on police files, confiscated records, and interviews with police, prosecutors, and criminal informants, Reuter systematically refutes the notion that the Mafia, by using political connections and the threat of violence, controls the major illegal markets. Instead, he suggests that the cost of suppressing competition has ensured that these markets are populated with small enterprises, many of them marginal and ephemeral. Peter Reuter is a Senior Economist at the Rand Corporation. Disorganized Crime is included in The MIT Press Series on Organization Studies, edited by John Van Maanen.

Reversible Destiny

Reversible Destiny
Author: Jane Schneider,Peter T. Schneider,Peter Schneider
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2003-03-13
ISBN: 0520221001
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reversible Destiny Book Excerpt:

Annotation A fascinating exploration of the history and organizational dynamics of the Sicilian Mafia, through which the authors lead us to an understanding of both the difficulties and accomplishments of Sicily's various antimafia efforts.

Library Journal

Library Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Libraries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Library Journal

Library Journal
Author: Melvil Dewey,Karl Brown,Frederick Leypoldt,Bertine Emma Weston,Helen E Wessells
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1971
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Libraries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Journal Book Excerpt:

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Juniorlibraries, 1954-May 1961). Issued also separately.

The New Ethnic Mobs

The New Ethnic Mobs
Author: William Kleinknecht
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Ethnic Mobs Book Excerpt:

Introduces an array of colorful criminals, crimes, and corruption in a study that traces the evolution of American organized crime, from the rule of the Mafia, to the rise of other ethnic gangs, to the stronger than ever Mafia-gang alliances of the future. 20,000 first printing.