The Last Godfathers: Inside the Mafia's Most Infamous Family

The Last Godfathers Inside the Mafia s Most Infamous Family The Last Godfathers charts the spectacular rise and the fall of one of the richest and most powerful criminal organizations in history the Sicilian mafia s Corleone clan From humble origins in the to

  • Title: The Last Godfathers: Inside the Mafia's Most Infamous Family
  • Author: John Follain
  • ISBN: 9780312566906
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Last Godfathers charts the spectacular rise and the fall of one of the richest and most powerful criminal organizations in history, the Sicilian mafia s Corleone clan From humble origins in the town of Corleone, they manipulated the Cosa Nostra s code of honor deceiving and bludgeoning to the summit of the secret brotherhood, purging rivals and launching terrorist The Last Godfathers charts the spectacular rise and the fall of one of the richest and most powerful criminal organizations in history, the Sicilian mafia s Corleone clan From humble origins in the town of Corleone, they manipulated the Cosa Nostra s code of honor deceiving and bludgeoning to the summit of the secret brotherhood, purging rivals and launching terrorist campaigns which decimated anti mafia judges, police and politicians Journalist John Follian focuses on the three godfathers who headed the clan from the 1950s on Luciano The Professor Leggio, Salvator The Beast Riina and Bernardo The Tractor Provenzano who forged a vicious gang bent on the subversion of democracy.Cutting through the romantic aura of Hollywood films, The Last Godfathers portrays the true face of the Corleone mob, delving into the bloody facts behind the myth of the modern mafia.

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  • This is a very chilling story about a group of people who care nothing about anyone except them selves, and then they turn on each other to suit what they feel is important to them. A must read for anyone interested in organized crime in U.S. or Italy.


  • Hear the commandments of Cosa Nostra. You will not touch the women of other men of honour. You will not steal, nor will you exploit prostitution. You will not kill other men of honour save in cases of absolute necessity. You will never speak of the affairs of Cosa Nostra in front of strangers, nor will you introduce yourself on your own to other men of honour. ------------------------------------------Riina shot a fruit and olive oil trader in the back, head and mouth, the last bullet a warning [...]


  • This book was so good I read it twice in a row (something I almost never do). Anyone who is into true-crime novels would love this one.


  • A thrilling tour through the history of the rise and fall of the Corleonesi family who came to dominate the mafia in Sicily (the 'Cosa Nostra') in the late twentieth century.The book focuses primarily on three men who emerged to lead the Corleonesi - Luciano Leggio, Salvatore Riina and Bernardo Provenzano. All three are vicious, power-hungry characters but each leads the mafia in a distinctively personal style that is brought to life well by the author, John Follain.There is also a bewilderingly [...]


  • The Unholy Trinity can only be found in Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean and Italy's ancient breadbasket. It is also the birthplace and home of the Cosa Nostra, the Sicilian mafia. This excellent history by author Follain chronicles the rise of the most murderous and demented "Men of Honor" that ruled the mafia from the 1950's to the mid 1990's. These three butchers were Luciano Leggio, Salvatore Riiuna and Bernardo Provenzano. Of course they have "cute" nicknames like all good ma [...]


  • Att vara en gangster, en mafioso, vad innebär det i praktiken? För de mafiosos från Corleonefamiljen som porträtteras i den här boken så innebär det hur som helst att de så gott som uteslutande antingen hamnar i fängelse eller mördas, eller både ock. Ju mer makt och kontroll en maffiafamilj kan skaffa sig, desto större blir möjligheterna för den att tjäna pengar, vilket samtidigt innebär att möjligheterna för andra maffiafamiljer att tjäna pengar minskar, och att sannolikheten [...]


  • my first non-fiction book this year and the second i have read regarding the mafia. it was reallyreallyreally intriguing and shocking (dissolving body parts in acid :O) and just i have no words. to think the mafia makes more money than any other company/organisation in italy. and even though they keep catching bosses every now and then, it really doesn't change a thing. people trust the mafia more than they do the government (they are just two evils on different sides of the coin, IMO). the gov [...]


  • This book tells the story of the real godfathers. How 3 men from Corleone in Sicily; Luciano Leggio, Salvatore Riina and Bernardo Provenzano, came to dominate the Sicilian mob and wage a war of terror on the local people and the government of Italy. It tells how first ridiculed as “peasants” by the men of Palermo they rose to dominate the mafia through swiftness, cunning and sheer brutality. It tells of their unending war on justice including their blatant murders of prosecutors, judges, pol [...]


  • This book provides clear understanding on the fascination of bad people and the evil they do. I cannot empathize or comprehend the many acts the book so honestly portrays. Yet despite being shocked the pull to read and be engrossed is amazing. The painstaking research blends well with the author making you feel like a bystander in awe of these developments. The early days of mafia life in the 1950s is like a town hypnotised by the violence of every day life. The rise to power is so brutal and he [...]


  • Je moet niet verwachten dat je een mooi verhaal krijgt over het leven van Don Vito Corleone of zijn opvolgers. Dit is een al te realistisch verhaal over de maffia in Sicilië, meer bepaald Corleone en Palermo.John Follain beschrijft op een aangename wijze de opkomst en ondergang van een maffiaclan, eerst bestaande uit simpele boeren, maar later een van de families die heel Italië op zijn kop zetten. Hij schetst duidelijk het probleem van de maffia en hoe de Italiaanse staat er eigenlijk niet in [...]


  • Having read numerous books on Mafia history I wasn't sure what I would get from this but it was exceptionally eye opening going extremely in depth about the Scicilian mafia, which tends to be overlooked in other books. A must read for anyone with an interest in Mafia history



  • Fast paced narrative about the ruthless Corleonesi faction of the Sicilian Mafia. Insightful, informative and enjoyable to read.


  • É um ótimo trabalho jornalistico que nos põe a par de todas as maldades e tradições de uma das mais perigosas organizações criminosas do mundo .


  • Didn't really know much about Italy's maffia , except from the movies. Accessible book, worse culture than I thought.



  • This was an interesting history about the mafia in Corleone Italy. But nothing that I want to read again or to recommend to others.



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