McMafia

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Apr 8, 2008 - True Crime - 416 pages
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With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the deregulation of international financial markets in 1989, governments and entrepreneurs alike became intoxicated by dreams of newly opened markets. But no one could have foreseen that the greatest success story to arise from these events would be the worldwide rise of organized crime. Today, it is estimated that illegal trade accounts for one-fifth of the global GDP.

In this fearless and wholly authoritative investigation of the seemingly insatiable demand for illegal wares, veteran reporter Misha Glenny travels across five continents to speak with participants from every level of the global underworld—police, victims, politicians, and even the criminals themselves. What follows is a groundbreaking, propulsive look at an unprecedented phenomenon from a savvy, street-wise guide.


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User Review  - BrendaRT20 - LibraryThing

I couldn't put this book down. Absolutely riveting account of the development of the Eastern European mafia after the fall of Communism. V. interesting about the drug trade in the Americas too. Read full review

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User Review  - TheAmpersand - LibraryThing

A fast-paced tour through the new global criminal underworld that's as informative as it is entertaining. Glenny has done both his research and his footwork, and much of the research that went in to ... Read full review

Contents

Death ollm rn1eic
21
Midwives of Capitalism
71
Aliyah
99
Xanadu I
123
Xanadu II
157
Black and White
183
Buddies
211
Marcli of Fear
240
Code Orange
264
The Overunderworld
289
The Future of Organized Irime
313
Epilogue
343
A Note on Sources
351
343
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About the author (2008)

MISHA GLENNY is the author of DarkMarket, McMafia, The Rebirth of History, The Fall of Yugoslavia (which won the Overseas Press Club Award in 1993 for Best Book on Foreign Affairs) and The Balkans: Nationalism, War, and the Great Powers, 1804–1999. He was a BBC Central Europe correspondent—he covered the fall of Communism and the wars in the former Yugoslavia—and has been regularly consulted by the U.S. and European governments on major policy issues. He lives in London.


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