The Prince

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The Prince

The Prince

Based on a true story, The Prince is a “complex, informed, and intelligent saga” (Kirkus Reviews) about the web of love, betrayal, and murder that forged the most powerful criminal organization in history—the Mafia. In this remarkable novel, author Vito Bruschini brilliantly evokes the charismatic figure of Prince Ferdinando Licata, a wealthy Sicilian landowner who uses his personal power and charm to placate Sicilian peasants and fight off Mussolini’s fascists. As tensions rise in Italy during the 1930s, with increasingly violent consequences, Licata attracts many friends and even more enemies. Eventually implicated in a grisly murder, the prince flees to America, where he ends up navigating a turf war between Irish and Italian gangs of the Lower East Side. Violence explodes in unexpected ways as Licata gains dominance over New York, with the help of a loyal townsman with blood ties to the prince who is forced to abandon his fiancée in Sicily. The two men return to their native land at the height of World War II in an outrageously bold maneuver engineered by Licata and mobster Lucky Luciano. Both the prince and his kinsman assist US naval intelligence during the invasion of Sicily and, once they are back on their native soil, they proceed to settle unfinished business with their enemies and unravel old secrets in a stunning and sinister finale. Through a spellbinding story and unforgettable characters, Bruschini depicts in visceral detail the dark intertwining roots of loyalty and betrayal, poverty and privilege, secrets and revelations that contributed to the rise of the Mafia in Sicily and America.

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The Prince
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Vito Bruschini
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-10 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Based on a true story, The Prince is a “complex, informed, and intelligent saga” (Kirkus Reviews) about the web of love, betrayal, and murder that forged the most powerful criminal organization in history—the Mafia. In this remarkable novel, author Vito Bruschini brilliantly evokes the charismatic figure of Prince Ferdinando Licata,
The Prince
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Niccolo Machiavelli
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-27 - Publisher: BookRix

The Prince is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolo Machiavelli. Although it was written as if it were a traditional work in the mirrors for princes style, it is generally agreed that it was especially innovative. The Prince is sometimes claimed to be one
The Prince's Ball
Language: en
Pages: 63
Authors: Edmund Clarence Stedman, Henry Louis Stephens
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1860 - Publisher: New York : Rudd & Carleton

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The Prince Warriors
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Priscilla Shirer, Gina Detwiler
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-27 - Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

The battle is real. As brothers, Xavier and Evan are used to battling each other. But now they’re discovering that there is a much bigger battle going on all around them. And it’s their turn to fight. The Prince Warriors is the first book in Priscilla Shirer’s epic new series
The Prince and the Pauper
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: Mark Twain
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-22 - Publisher: Read Books Ltd

This book contains Mark Twain’s 1881 novel, "The Prince and the Pauper". It constitutes Twain’s first serious attempt at historical fiction and is highly recommended for those with a love of such literature. Set in 1547, "The Prince and the Pauper" is the tale of two boys of uncanny physical