Defiance: The Story of One Man Who Stood Up to the Sicilian Mafia

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In 1960's Sicily, the Mafia were everywhere -- and never seen. In the town of Cinisi, known as 'Mafiopoli', their power was unspoken, and absolute: 'it's in the air that you breathe' as the locals used to say. One man however, dared to speak out. Like many Sicilians, Peppino Impastato was born into a family with strong Mafia affiliations. When his uncle was brutally murdered in 1963, Peppino decided to dedicate his life to opposing the Mafia. No-one had ever talked about the Mafia in public before, let alone attacked them. ...

Defiance: The Story of One Man Who Stood Up to the Sicilian Mafia 2008, I. B. Tauris & Company

ISBN-13: 9781845115142

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