The Boss of Bosses: The Life of the Infamous Toto Riina Dreaded Head of the Sicilian Mafia

The Boss of Bosses: The Life of the Infamous Toto Riina Dreaded Head of the Sicilian Mafia

By: Giuseppe D'Avanzo (author), Attilio Bolzoni (author), Shaun Whiteside (translator)Paperback

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In the fields of a forgotten post-war Sicily, an obsession with power was growing; Salvatore 'Toto' Riina, the shrewd peasant Corleone, became the boss of bosses and Palermo was conquered, one crime at a time. With his small army of assassins, he seized control of the most formidable mafia in the world and began an attack on the state: bombs, massacres and bloody conflicts initiated by a man who thought he was invincible. Until 1992 and the murders of Falcone and Borsellino. Then Riina was captured after nearly a quarter of a century on the run, an event still shrouded in controversy. Now in prison for over twenty years, Toto Riina remains the dictator of the Cosa Nostra from behind bars. Through the genuine testimony of the Sicilian Corleone, this a tale of desperate poverty, power and bloodshed - and one man's fight to rule supreme.

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About Author

Attilio Bolzoni is the author of six books regarding the mafia, and won the Italian E GIORNALISMO PRIZE in 2009 for being the 'best chronicler of the South' and 'a journalist who has always followed scrupulously and seriously inquiries that have made the reader understand the severity of the Mafia'. Giuseppe D'Avanzo was a journalist and writer; he was deputy director and columnist at the Italian LA REPUBBLICA newspaper, as well as author of a series of investigative reports that have marked the political history of Italy, as well as investigating international cases such as the Litvinenko case.

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/08/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781409160984
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781409160984
  • weight: 400
  • ISBN10: 140916098X

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