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Book Title: The Snakehead: An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream|
The author of the book: Patrick Radden Keefe
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 4.23 MB
Date of issue: July 21st 2009
ISBN 13: 9780385530217
Read full description of the books The Snakehead: An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream:In this thrilling panorama of real-life events, Patrick Radden Keefe investigates a secret world run by a surprising criminal: a charismatic middle-aged grandmother, who from a tiny noodle shop in New York’s Chinatown managed a multi-million dollar business smuggling people.
Keefe reveals the inner workings of Sister Ping’s complex empire and recounts the decade-long FBI investigation that eventually brought her down. He follows an often incompetent and sometimes corrupt INS as it pursues desperate immigrants risking everything to come to America, and along the way, he paints a stunning portrait of a generation of illegal immigrants and the intricate underground economy that sustains and exploits them. Grand in scope yet propulsive in narrative force, The Snakehead is both a kaleidoscopic crime story and a brilliant exploration of the ironies of immigration in America.
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Read information about the authorPatrick Radden Keefe is the author of The Snakehead: An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream (Doubleday, July 2009), which Kirkus calls "a panoramic, international true-crime adventure," and Publishers Weekly calls "brilliant...a must-read." He writes frequently for The New Yorker, Slate, The New York Review of Books, and other magazines, and works as a fellow at the Century Foundation, a progressive policy think tank in Washington, DC. Patrick is also the author of Chatter: Uncovering the Echelon Surveillance Network and the Secret World of Global Eavesdropping (Random House, 2005).
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