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    According to the author a snakehead is someone who charges a huge amount of money to take people out of China and into other countries This book focuses on one of these people Sister Ping who came to the US legally and then proceeded to cash in on every opportunity she could including smuggling human beings into the country for millions in profit It was the wreck of the ship Golden Venture near Rockaway NY in 1993 in which several people

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    The Snake Head by Patrick Radden KeefeThis history of the Chinese smuggling trade into the United States was penned in 2009 While not

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    All of the elements of a thriller are here murder corruption double crosses huge sums of cash intimidation among others but it really doesn’t read that way Instead it’s of a sweeping view of the snakehead trade betwee

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    Snakehead is a term for people who bring foreigners into a country illegally outside of immigration laws Mostly through the book the s

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    Patrick Radden Keefe has uickly become one of my favorite non fiction writers I came to this book after reading his latest “Say Anything” and I am gobsmacked that not only isare the storystories in “Snakehead” true but happened where I live— albeit before my time here I highly recommend this book and his other work— including his New Yorker writings Radden Keefe painstakingly investigates and researches his books for years and i

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    Starts as a true crime story June 6 1993 On Rockaway beach New York about 250 Chinese wash ashore A few strong swi

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    The Snakehead provides a thorough and well researched look at both sides of the immigration fence Keefe does a very good job

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    Truly fascinating Keefe did an awesome amount of research and organized the overlapping stories on different continents so that the pacing was right Epic in scope and mouth dropping in detail these interlocked stories touch

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    A huge book that spans a massive network it helped me comprehend what we talk about when we talk about migration not as much in the human sense but in the gears that grind it along and churn billions of dollars out of it along the way

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    At a time when illegal immigration again tops the US news this book is a timely detailed and fascinating behind the scenes look at the world of human trafficking specifically the smuggling of illegal immigrants from China into the U

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Igrants But her real business a business that earned an estimated million was smuggling people As a “snakehead” she built a complex and often vicious global conglomerate relying heavily on familial ties and employing one of Chinatown's most violent gangs to protect her power Snakehead An Epic eBook #8608 and profits Like an underworld CEO Sister Ping created an intricate smuggling network that stretched from Fujian Province to Hong Kong to Burma to Thailand to Kenya to Guatemala to Mexico Her ingenuity and drive were awe inspiring both to the Chinatown community where she was revered as a homegrown Don Corleone and to the law enforcement officials who could never uite catch her Indeed Sister Ping’s empire only came to light in when the Golden Venture a ship loaded with undocumented immigrants ran aground off a ueens beach It took New Snakehead An Epic Tale of PDF or York’s fabled “J. Patrick Radden Keefe has uickly become one of my favorite non fiction writers I came to this book after reading his latest Say Anything and I am gobsmacked that not only isare the storystories in Snakehead true but happened where I live albeit before my time here I highly recommend this book and his other work including his New Yorker writings Radden Keefe painstakingly investigates and researches his books for years and it makes the wait to read his work worth it He is an incredible writer and investigates material that is utterly fascinating I can t wait to read his next book A

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  • Hardcover
  • 432
  • The Snakehead An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream
  • Patrick Radden Keefe
  • English
  • 21 September 2017
  • 9780385521307

About the Author: Patrick Radden Keefe

An Epic Epub Ü Patrick An Epic Tale of MOBI :à Radden Keefe is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of The Snakehead and Chatter His work has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine Slate New York and The New York Review of Books He received the National Magazine Award for Feature Writing for his story A Loaded Gun was a finalist for the National Snakehead An Epic Tale of PDF or Magazine Award for Reporting in and and is also t.