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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 murder ...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published January 15th 2008 by I. B. Tauris (first published January 1st 2007)
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Carl Russo
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Tom Behan is a Mafia scholar who has made a great contribution to the literature with this biography of a Giuseppe Impastato, an anti-Mafia activist unknown outside of Sicily. To date, this is the only English-language book about the young man who grew up in the shadow of the town godfather, Gaetano "Pizza Connection" Badalamenti.

Author Behan couldn't have asked for a more colorful character to profile, as the artistic longhaired radical took on the boss in ways that befit 1970s hippiedom. Becau
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