McMafia by Misha Glenny

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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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About Misha Glenny

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MISHA GLENNY, the longtime central European correspondent for the BBC World Service based in Vienna, has lived in and worked all over the Balkans. His books include The Rebirth of History and The Fall of Yugoslavia, winner of the 1992 Overseas Press Club Award for Best Book on Foreign Affairs.
 
Published April 8, 2008 by Vintage. 402 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, History. Non-fiction

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A look at the global phenomenon of organized crime.

May 25 2008 | Read Full Review of McMafia

The New York Times

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A look at the global phenomenon of organized crime.

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Misha Glenny races from one criminal hot spot to another in this mind-boggling if less than coherent survey of organized crime in the era of globalization.

Apr 11 2008 | Read Full Review of McMafia

Bookmarks Magazine

Though they still considered the book informative and compelling (even if no "McDonalds" of organized crime exists, as the title implies), a few found Glenny’s narrative leaps and descriptions hard to follow.

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