Wild Girls: Paris, Sappho, and Art: The Lives and Loves of Natalie Barney and Romaine Brooks

St. Martin's Press, 5 nov. 2005 - 224 pages

Hailed in Italy as the best book ever written about the mafia in any language,Cosa Nostra is a fascinating, violent, and darkly comic account that reads like fiction and takes us deep into the inner sanctum of this secret society where few have dared to tread.In this gripping history of the Sicilian mafia, John Dickie uses startling new research to reveal the inner workings of this secret society with a murderous record. He explains how the mafia began, how it responds to threats and challenges, and introduces us to the real-life characters that inspired the American imaginationfor generations, making the mafia an international, larger than life cultural phenomenon. Dickie's dazzling cast of characters includes Antonio Giammona, the first "boss of bosses''; New York cop Joe Petrosino, who underestimated the Sicilian mafia and paid for it with his life; and Bernard "the Tractor" Provenzano, the current boss of bosses who has been hiding in Sicily since 1963.

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Avis d'utilisateur  - Emily.D - LibraryThing

Fascinatingly detailed as a pair of character studies - it's hard to believe that both of these women really existed. They could easily be characters in a play or a novel. It's the descriptions of ... Consulter l'avis complet

Wild girls: Paris, Sappho, and art -- the lives and loves of Natalie Barney and Romaine Brooks

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Souhami (Selkirk's Island ; Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter ) has written a fast-paced dual biography of poet and socialite Natalie Barney and her lover, artist Romaine Brooks. The book is a chronicle of ... Consulter l'avis complet

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