Gomorrah: Italys Other Mafia

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Roberto Savianos groundbreaking and utterly compelling book is a major international bestseller, and has to date sold over 1 million copies in Italy alone, where it continues to sell strongly two years after original publication. Since publishing his searing expose of their criminal activities, the author has received so many death threats from the Camorra that he has bee Roberto Savianos groundbreaking and utterly compelling book is a major international bestseller, and has to date sold over 1 million copies in Italy alone, where it continues to sell strongly two years after original publication. Since publishing his searing expose of their criminal activities, the author has received so many death threats from the Camorra that he has been assigned police protection. Known by insiders as the System, the Camorra, an organized crime network with a global reach and large stakes in construction, high fashion, illicit drugs and toxic-waste disposal, exerts a malign grip on cities and villages along the Neapolitan coast is the deciding factor in why Campania has the highest murder rate in all of Europe and why cancer levels there have skyrocketed in recent years. In pursuit of his subject, Saviano worked as an assistant at a Chinese textile manufacturer and on a construction site, both controlled by the System, and as a waiter at a Camorra wedding. Born in Naples, he recalls seeing his first murder at the age of fourteen, and how his own father, a doctor, suffered a brutal beating for trying to help an eighteen-year-old victim, left for dead in the street. Gomorrah is both a bold and engrossing piece of investigative writing and one heroic young mans impassioned story of a place under the rule of a murderous organization

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Roberto Savianos groundbreaking and utterly compelling book is a major international bestseller, and has to date sold over 1 million copies in Italy alone, where it continues to sell strongly two years after original publication. Since publishing his searing expose of their criminal activities, the author has received so many death threats from the Camorra that he has bee Roberto Savianos groundbreaking and utterly compelling book is a major international bestseller, and has to date sold over 1 million copies in Italy alone, where it continues to sell strongly two years after original publication. Since publishing his searing expose of their criminal activities, the author has received so many death threats from the Camorra that he has been assigned police protection. Known by insiders as the System, the Camorra, an organized crime network with a global reach and large stakes in construction, high fashion, illicit drugs and toxic-waste disposal, exerts a malign grip on cities and villages along the Neapolitan coast is the deciding factor in why Campania has the highest murder rate in all of Europe and why cancer levels there have skyrocketed in recent years. In pursuit of his subject, Saviano worked as an assistant at a Chinese textile manufacturer and on a construction site, both controlled by the System, and as a waiter at a Camorra wedding. Born in Naples, he recalls seeing his first murder at the age of fourteen, and how his own father, a doctor, suffered a brutal beating for trying to help an eighteen-year-old victim, left for dead in the street. Gomorrah is both a bold and engrossing piece of investigative writing and one heroic young mans impassioned story of a place under the rule of a murderous organization
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Title Gomorrah: Italys Other Mafia Height 15.4
Roberto Saviano Width 2.7
ISBN-13 9780230703674 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0230703674 Spine Width
Publisher Narosa Book Distributors Pvt Ltd Pages 424
Edition 2010 Availability Out Of Stock

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