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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 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 phemen from a savvy, street-wise guide.
- Author BiographyMISHA 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.
- Author(s)Misha Glenny
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectTrue Crime
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRandom House Inc
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, maps
- Weight390 g
- Width133 mm
- Height204 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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