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The Resource Mafia allies : the true story of America's secret alliance with the Mob in World War II, Tim Newark

Mafia allies : the true story of America's secret alliance with the Mob in World War II, Tim Newark

Label
Mafia allies : the true story of America's secret alliance with the Mob in World War II
Title
Mafia allies
Title remainder
the true story of America's secret alliance with the Mob in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Tim Newark
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Mafia is one of the most feared and powerful criminal organizations the world has ever known. It was also, briefly during World War II, America's ally--a fact that had a profound effect on the fortunes of the Fascists, and on those of the Mafia, whom Mussolini had effectively crushed. This book brings to light a little-known chapter in the history of World War II, and of organized crime. It tells how Cesare Mori, deputized by Mussolini to "cauterize the sore of crime in Italy," waged all-out war on the Mafia in the name of fascism; and how the Allied invasion of Sicily in July 1943 (Operation Husky) gave the Mafia an opening to regain its strength--and its hold on political power--in the vacuum created by the Fascists' defeat.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Newark, Timothy
Dewey number
940.54/2158
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
D810.S7
LC item number
N385 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Mafia
  • Mafia
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Sicily (Italy)
Label
Mafia allies : the true story of America's secret alliance with the Mob in World War II, Tim Newark
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip076/2006101084.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-314)
Contents
The burning ram -- Humiliation in Gangi -- Confined in cages -- Fascists in New York -- Nazis in Manhattan -- Death of the Normandie -- Luciano's deal -- Putting a contract on Hitler -- Recruiting the Mafia -- Mafia resistance -- Operation Husky -- An English lord against the Mafia -- Unwitting tools of the Mafia -- The persistent Sergeant Dickey -- Splitting the allies -- The 49th state -- A shift in enemies -- Courteous raiders -- Beautiful bandit -- End of the myth
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
320 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780760324578
Lccn
2006101084
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm76940074
  • (OCoLC)76940074
  • 1080826
Label
Mafia allies : the true story of America's secret alliance with the Mob in World War II, Tim Newark
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip076/2006101084.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-314)
Contents
The burning ram -- Humiliation in Gangi -- Confined in cages -- Fascists in New York -- Nazis in Manhattan -- Death of the Normandie -- Luciano's deal -- Putting a contract on Hitler -- Recruiting the Mafia -- Mafia resistance -- Operation Husky -- An English lord against the Mafia -- Unwitting tools of the Mafia -- The persistent Sergeant Dickey -- Splitting the allies -- The 49th state -- A shift in enemies -- Courteous raiders -- Beautiful bandit -- End of the myth
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
320 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780760324578
Lccn
2006101084
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm76940074
  • (OCoLC)76940074
  • 1080826

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