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The Mafia at War

Allied Collusion with the Mob

Tim Newark

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BIG SKY PUBLISHING
01 September 2021
The Mafia is the most powerful criminal organisation the world has ever known. This book tells the epic story of how the Mafia was nearly destroyed by Mussolini, prospered in the US, struck a secret wartime deal with the US government, and then backed a bloody rebellion that nearly turned Sicily into an independent Mafia realm. It shows how Lucky Luciano won his freedom thanks to mobster help in WWII; how Jewish gangsters clashed with Nazis on the streets of New York; how Mafiosi nearly issued contracts to kill top Nazis including Hitler; how British bobbies patrolled the deadly streets of Palermo; and how Mafia-backed bandits conducted a guerrilla war for Sicilian independence.

The Mafia at War is a provocative account of how a criminal organisation exploited the grim realities of World War II to revive its fortunes and dominate global crime.

'A fascinating and compelling work on three of the most evil movements of the 20th century. It ought to be required reading for anyone looking for insights into the period.' Richard Hammer
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Imprint:   BIG SKY PUBLISHING
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 230mm,  Width: 153mm, 
ISBN:   9781922488619
ISBN 10:   1922488615
Pages:   320
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Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Historian and journalist Tim Newark is the author of numerous critically acclaimed military history books, including The Barbarians, War in Britain, Where They Fell, Turning the Tide of War, and Camouflage. He was the editor of Military Illustrated for 17 years and the scriptwriter for seven TV military history documentary series, including Hitler's Bodyguards. Tim Newark lives in Bath, UK. Endorsements: 'An engrossing history that reads like a thriller. The Godfather meets Band of Brothers.' - Andrew Roberts 'An extraordinary tale ...' - History Today magazine

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