Political Science

Excellent Cadavers

by Alexander Stille
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-01-11
Genre: Political Science
Pages: 480 pages
ISBN 13: 1446418960
ISBN 10: 9781446418963
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
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Synopsis : Excellent Cadavers written by Alexander Stille, published by Random House which was released on 2011-01-11. Download Excellent Cadavers Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. They understood how the great mafia war of the early 1980s had been carefully orchestrated and how the long string of “excellent cadavers"— from the shooting of chief prosecutor Judge Cesare Terranova in 1979 to the car bombing of Rocco ... -- Excellent Cadavers (a term used in Sicily to distinguish the assassination of prominent government officials from the hundreds of common criminals killed in the course of routine mafia business) tells of the remarkable investigation spearheaded by Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, the two Sicilian prosecutors who in the 1980s took the war against the Mafia further than anyone had ever dared. In 1992, aware that the two magistrates were without the complete support of the Italian government, the Mafia assassinated them. In death they were hailed as national heroes; the massive public outcry demanded their investigations be completed. The outcome: the toppling of crucial alliances that had forged political rule in Italy since WWII and the criminal indictment of Italy's most prominent leaders.