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In late 1995 Giulio Andreotti, seven-time prime minister of Italy and once called "the finest political mind in Europe," went on trial both for murder and for his association with the Sicilian Mafia. With hundreds of witnesses still to be called, there is no end in sight to this corruption scandal, the largest ever in Italian history. Midnight in Sicily chronicles the development of these events, exposing how from the end of World War II to the present Italy's politicians became the accomplices of an organization involved in extortion, drugs, kidnapping, torture, murder, and terrorism. And there are links to international secret services, America, corrupt financiers, and the Vatican. Robb interviewed dozens of anti-Mafia politicians and prosecutors, as well as many private citizens enmeshed in an all-pervasive web. This story of the Mafia and its political friends is also the story of Sicily, its opulent coasts, its stark interior, its extraordinary art and rich food, and its layers of culture from east and west.

Review:

"Many artists saw a connection between the rich food of Sicily and the mob, which Robb expertly exploits." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"In this richly detailed work, one feels the heat and tastes the canoli that the author describes." Library Journal

Review:

"Brilliantly juxtaposes essays on food and art with historical accounts." New York Times Book Review

About the Author

Peter Robb is professor of Indian history at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, one of the world's major centers for South Asian studies.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375704581
Author:
Robb, Peter
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Mafia
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Political corruption
Subject:
Organized crime investigation -- Italy.
Subject:
Organized crime investigation.
Subject:
Sicily
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1st Vintage departures ed.
Series:
Vintage Departures
Publication Date:
February 1999
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.99x5.15x.82 in. .60 lbs.

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