Misha Glenny - McMafia

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Misha Glenny - McMafia

Post by NGC300 » Sat May 25, 2019 12:33 am

Misha Glenny -McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld


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In this powerful and groundbreaking book, Misha Glenny takes us on a journey through the new world of international organised crime. For three years, he has been recording the stories of gun runners in Ukraine, money launderers in Dubai, drug syndicates in Canada, cyber criminals in Brazil, racketeers in Japan and many more. During his investigation of the dark side, he has spoken to countless gangsters, policemen and victims of organised crime while also exploring the ferocious consumer demand for drugs, trafficked women, illegal labour and arms across five continents. The journey begins with an appalling and inexplicable murder in England's stockbroker belt and continues with stories that are often horrifying, sometimes inspiring, usually bizarre and occasionally funny. But together they build a breathtaking picture of the shadow economy that may now account for up to 20% of the world's GDP. Usually the preserve of sensationalist reporting in the tabloid press, organised crime has seeped into our lives in so many ways and often without our knowledge. This consistently riveting account unveils the nature of crime in today's world but it also offers profound insights into the pitfalls of a globalisation where the rules dividing the legal from the illegal are often far from clear. It also argues that conventional policing methods are no longer appropriate to deal with a problem whose roots lie in global poverty and the ever widening divisions between rich and poor.


Review

"Like a journalistic Indiana Jones he has travelled the world in search of his prey, displaying impressive stamina, intellectual chutzpah and physical bravery on the way.... This is the most important non-fiction book of the year so far - organised crime's version of Fast Food Nation" (Mail on Sunday)

" To be regarded as one of the essential non-fiction works of our time. Exhaustively researched and reported, it's sobering in the extreme, but also riveting, filled with exotic locations, staggering facts, acts of incredible brutality and colourful, if deadly, characters.... Anyone with even the smallest interest in how the world really works should read this book" (GQ)

"The great merit of Glenny's book is that it does not just chronicle the foul deeds of international crime syndicates. It probes the imbalances and injustices that propel people and nations towards criminal behaviour... This, racy, well-researched and highly entertaining book should be essential reading for law reformers everywhere" (Irish Times)

"His message is that the global marketplace has empowered criminals on a huge and terrifying scale.... He tells a grisly story very well... A pacey, riveting, eye-opening account" (Sunday Times)

"This is a big, noble book by a proper reporter who travels the world and gives the Mr Bigs of global crime a poke in the eye... uncomfortable but compelling reading... You must read it" (Literary Review)

“A smart, outraged, and vividly described whirlwind tour of criminal conspiracy…. Clear, compelling, and scary.”
—The Christian Science Monitor

“Glenny's obsessive interest in his subject is infections, and his colorful writing and eye for detail give [McMafia] the feel of a juicy tell-all.”
—The Washington Post

“Riveting. . . . Provides insightful sociological perspectives about why certain nations spawn especially widespread and virulent organized crime networks.”
—The Seattle Times

“Daring. . . . A bravura piece of globe-trotting reportage.”
—San Francisco Chronicle

“A terrifying tour of the violent underworld of globalized crime.”
—New York Post

“Eye-opening…Engrossing.”
—The Miami Herald

“A vividly recounted journey through a dozen of the world's most potent gangs, cartels and transnational mafias.”
—The Wall Street Journal

"For anyone who wants to understand the 21st century, this illuminating and page-turning book is essential reading."
—Emma Thompson

“‘Behind every great fortune,’ said Balzac, ‘there lies a great crime.’ Misha Glenny has updated this aperçu for our own time.”
—Christopher Hitchens, author of God is Not Great

“A riveting and chilling journey . . . Readers yearning for a deeper understanding of the real-life, international counterparts to The Sopranos need look no further than Glenny's engrossing study.”
—Publishers Weekly

“In this well-researched and riveting account, Glenny does for crime what he did for the Balkans. He dissects the international criminal organizations that run much of the world’s economy and explains how the criminal underworld has both benefited from and contributed to globalization.”
—Joseph Stiglitz, author of Making Globalization Work


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