Have you ever wanted to get a unique insiders look into the history of the Sicilian Mafia also known as Cosa Nostra. Perhaps you are planning a trip to Sicily to take in the great sights and culture of the area including that of the mafia. In either case author Carl Russo has a new book out The Sicilian Mafia: A True Crime Travel Guide that is a must have. The book takes you into the heart of Sicily and the Sicilian mafia like never before leaving no stone unturned in revealing many of the hidden truths of its violent history. It will take you on a trip to the island of Sicily where real life godfathers lived and dominated the criminal underworld. It details many of the most important and historical mafia hot spots with stunning photography and well researched tales of murder and mayhem.
Russo has included 200 amazing photographs of actual locations such as the childhood home of Lucky Luciano, tombs of historical Sicilian mafia dons, hideouts of infamous Corleone bosses, and much much more. The book covers over 150 years of historical aspects such as the roots of the American and Canadian mafias along with parts of Sicily’s popular culture and politics bound to Cosa Nostra. Learn about the area’s intense anti-mafia movement and the new age mafia. This pictorial style travel guide takes us on a trip to some of the most dangerous and hard to reach areas of the city making you feel as if you’re seeing history unfold in front of you. The guidebook has so many fascinating facts and stories some of which have only now been translated to English that your sure to have a hard time putting it down.
When it comes to the mafia there is nothing quite like the history and stories that can be found in the heartland of Sicily and Mr. Russo does a fabulous job bringing it all to life right before your eyes. So be sure to get your copy of The Sicilian Mafia: A True Crime Travel Guide you won’t be disappointed. To learn more about Carl Russo and the Sicilian mafia check out his blog Mafia Exposed.