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A major bestseller in Italy, this is a heroic young man's impassioned account of the decline of Naples under the rule of the Camorra, an organized crime network with a large international reach and stakes in construction, high fashion, illicit drugs, and toxic-waste disposal. Known by insiders as "the System," the Camorra affects cities and villages along the Neapolitan coast, and is the deciding factor in why Campania, for instance, has the highest murder rate in all of Europe and why cancer levels there have skyrocketed in recent years. Author Saviano, who saw his first murder at age 14, worked under cover to investigate the Camorra's control of Chinese factories contracted to manufacture fashion goods, legally and illegally, for distribution around the world, and relates how the abusive handling of toxic waste is causing devastating pollution not only for Naples but also China and Somalia.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780374165277
Branch Call Number: 364.1060945 SA94G
Characteristics: 301 p. : map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Jewess, Virginia


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Mar 11, 2019

"Businessmen. That's how the Caserta Camorristi define themselves, nothing more than businessmen."
Unflinching, intense, and captivating inside story of the Neapolitan mob, which lesser known but far more powerful than the mafia. Author Roberto Saviano had to have police protection after it was published. The basis for a film and a television series.

Aug 27, 2018

Gomorrah tv series season one is showing right now on Netflix. An excellent, very realistic better than Sopranos, tv series. Also, if you are in doubt about current situation in that part of Italy, check out documentary on Youtube called The Camorra: Italy's bloodiest mafia.

Aug 08, 2015



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