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An Offer We Can't Refuse: The Mafia in the Mind of America

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"Invites Italian-Americans of all backgrounds to the family table to discuss how mob-related movies and television shows have affected the very notion of what their heritage still means in the 21st century." —Allen Barra, The New York Sun

"A detailed, textured meditation. Whether De Stefano is summarizing causes of 19th-century Italian immigration, sketching the Mafia's ori
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Paperback, 448 pages
Published January 23rd 2007 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (first published January 10th 2006)
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A must-read for anyone interested in the "mafia culture" portrayed in movies such as The Godfather trilogy and shows like The Sopranos; both of the aforementioned merit their own chapters in the book. Totally engrossing and written in an engaging style
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I am a journalist and critic living in Long Island City, NY. I am the author of "An Offer We Can't Refuse: The Mafia in the Mind of America" (Faber & Faber/ Farrar,Straus,Giroux). The book explores the origins and development of "The Mafia Myth," one of the longest-running shows in American popular culture. The book has been well-reviewed; Kirkus called it "a whip-smart meditation on the power ...more
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