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

ISBN: 0571211577

ISBN13: 9780571211579

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

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"A provocative and entertaining look at the mafia, the media, and the (un)making of Italian Americans. As evidenced in countless films, novels, and television portrayals, the Mafia has maintained an enduring hold on the American cultural imagination--even as it continues to wrongly color our real-life perception of Italian Americans. In "An Offer We Can't Refuse, George De Stefano takes a close look at the origins and prevalence of the Mafia mythos...

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Both highly entertaining and Informative- A Must For Film Buffs & Italian Americans

The previous review is bizzarre and has nothing to do with what the book is actually about -- the Italian American experience and the myths that have been generated about them. The book operates on both an intellectual and pop culture level and is immensly readable- either from front to back or by chapter. You may never see such pop culture icons as 'The Sopranos' and 'The Godfather' the same again!
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