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Elizabeth Street: a Novel Based on True Events by Laurie Fabiano

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Based on true events, ELIZABETH STREET is a multigenerational saga that opens in an Italian village in the 1900's, and crosses the ocean to New York's Lower East Side. At the heart of the novel is Giovanna, whose family is targeted by the notorious Black Hand -the precursor to the Mafia.Elizabeth Street brings to light a period in history when Italian immigrant neighborhoods lived in fear of Black Hand extortion and violence-a reality that defies the romanticized depiction of the Mafia. Here, the author reveals the merciless terror of the Black Hand-and the impact their crimes had on her family. Giovanna is based on Fabiano's great-grandmother, and the book's heroes and villains - such as Lieutenant Petrosino, the crusading cop and 'Lupo the Wolf,' a cold-blooded criminal - are drawn from real life in this thrilling tale.While set in a dynamic historical context, Elizabeth Street is, above all, the dramatic story of the heroine, Giovanna, and how she triumphed over tragedy. This 2010 AmazonEncore Paperback is in Good condition.

ex lib ISBN: 9781935597025 SKU: 1099676 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.