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The Resource The good mothers : the true story of the women who took on the world's most powerful mafia, Alex Perry

The good mothers : the true story of the women who took on the world's most powerful mafia, Alex Perry

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The good mothers : the true story of the women who took on the world's most powerful mafia
Title
The good mothers
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the true story of the women who took on the world's most powerful mafia
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Alex Perry
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eng
Summary
As seen in The New YorkerAn unprecedented look inside a deadly and obscenely wealthy branch of the Italian mafia and the electrifying story of the women who risked everything to bring them down.The Calabrian Mafia--known as the 'Ndrangheta--is one of the richest and most ruthless crime syndicates in the world, with branches stretching from America to Australia. It controls seventy percent of the cocaine and heroin supply in Europe, manages billion-dollar extortion rackets, brokers illegal arms deals--supplying weapons to criminals and terrorists--and plunders the treasuries of both Italy and the European Union.The 'Ndrangheta's power derives from a macho mix of violence and silence--omerta. Yet it endures because of family ties: you are born into the syndicate, or you marry in. Loyalty is absolute. Bloodshed is revered. You go to prison or your grave and kill your own father, brother, sister, or mother in cold blood before you betray The Family. Accompanying the 'Ndrangheta's reverence for tradition and history is a violent misogyny among its men. Women are viewed as chattel, bargaining chips for building and maintaining clan alliances and beatings--and worse--are routine.In 2009, after one abused 'Ndrangheta wife was murdered for turning state's evidence, prosecutor Alessandra Cerreti considered a tantalizing possibility: that the 'Ndrangheta's sexism might be its greatest flaw--and her most effective weapon. Approaching two more mafia wives, Alessandra persuaded them to testify in return for a new future for themselves and their children.A feminist saga of true crime and justice, The Good Mothers is the riveting story of a high-stakes battle pitting a brilliant, driven woman fighting to save a nation against ruthless mafiosi fighting for their existence. Caught in the middle are three women fighting for their children and their lives. Not all will survive
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Perry, Alex
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364.106092/520945
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HV6452.5
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Read by Matthew Waterson
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Waterson, Matthew
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  • Mafia
  • Women and the mafia
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The good mothers : the true story of the women who took on the world's most powerful mafia, Alex Perry
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https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=3912638
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  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
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spoken word
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (09 hr., 36 min., 37 sec.))
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online
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9780062879790
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sound
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11279C72-3149-46C2-A8B4-1DCF42CB9378
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  • 6221502
  • on1039079174
  • (OCoLC)1039079174
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Label
The good mothers : the true story of the women who took on the world's most powerful mafia, Alex Perry
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=3912638
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (09 hr., 36 min., 37 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062879790
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11279C72-3149-46C2-A8B4-1DCF42CB9378
System control number
  • 6221502
  • on1039079174
  • (OCoLC)1039079174
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