The Snakehead

The Snakehead

An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream

Book - 2009 | 1st ed.
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The rise and fall of an unlikely international crime boss--Sister Ping--and the intricate human trafficking network she created from her business in New York City's Chinatown, together with a panoramic tale about the gangland gunslingers who worked for her, the immigration and law enforcement officials who pursued her, and the generation of penniless immigrants who risked death to realize their own version of the American dream.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385521307
0385521308
Branch Call Number: 364.1370973 K26
Characteristics: xiv, 414 p. : map ; 25 cm.

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modis01 Dec 18, 2013

Thought provoking and extremely well written. It starts with the captivating story of a shipwreck of the Golden Venture, a ship carrying illegal Chinese immigrants, and ends up showing us the vast enterprise that is human smuggling and its implications for our immigration and asylum policies.

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