John Dickie is Professor of Italian Studies at University College London. He is an internationally recognised specialist on many aspects of Italian history and his books have been translated into many languages.

His latest book, published in the spring of 2013 is Mafia Republic: Italy's Criminal Curse. Cosa Nostra, 'ndrangheta and camorra from 1946 to the Present.

"A moving and even angry account of the mafias' history… Mafia Republic is one of the most remarkable books I've read"
Samira Ahmed, Radio 3 Nightwaves

John is the presenter of a compelling new documentary, The Mafia's Secret Bunkers, first broadcast on BBC2 at 9pm on 1 May 2013. The Italian version, Mafia Bunker, went out on History Channel on 16 April 2013.

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