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    DescriptionWith 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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    A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Misha Glenny
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 375
    Width: 133 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 390 g
    ISBN 13: 9781400095124
    ISBN 10: 1400095123

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
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    LC classification: HV6441 .G54 2009
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, maps
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    07 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Misha Glenny is an award-winning journalist and scholar who was educated at Bristol University in England and charles University in Prague. A former BBC central Europe correspondent, he covered the fall of Communism and the wars in the former Yugoslavia. He has contributed to most major news publications in Europe and the United States and is the author of 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 & The Great Powers, 1804-1999. During the 1990s, he was an International Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington and a visiting professor at the London School of Economics. He has also worked as a political consultant in southeastern Europe and is regularly consulted by U.S. and European governments on Balkan issues. Misha Glenny lives in London.
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    "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 apercu 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"