The Last Godfathers

Inside the Mafia's Most Infamous Family

By Follain, John

Publishers Summary:
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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ISBN
978-0-31256-690-6
Publisher
Thomas Dunne Books


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Reviewed on June 1, 2009

Because of The Godfather books and films, the name Corleone is well known worldwide. Follain (Jackal: The Complete Story of the Legendary Terrorist), the Rome correspondent for the Sunday Times, introduces readers to the real Corleone family of Sicily, chronicling their origins, their rise to power, and their eventual downfall, caused by their own vicious vendettas and the unending courage of...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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