Gomorrah

Gomorrah

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Baker & Taylor
A groundbreaking account of the decline of Naples under the rule of the Camorra describes how this murderous organized crime network and its international associates have gained control of the Neapolitan region in such areas as construction, high fashion, illegal drug trafficking, and toxic waste disposal and its influence on every aspect of Neopolitan life.

McMillan Palgrave
A groundbreaking major bestseller in Italy, Gomorrah is Roberto Saviano's gripping nonfiction 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 whycancer levels there have skyrocketed in recent years.

Saviano tells of huge cargoes of Chinese goods that are shipped to Naples and then quickly distributed unchecked across Europe. He investigates the Camorra's control of thousands of Chinese factories contracted to manufacture fashion goods, legally and illegally, for distribution around the world, and relates the chilling details of how the abusive handling of toxic waste is causing devastating pollution not only for Naples but also China and Somalia. In pursuit of his subject, Saviano worked as an assistant at a Chinese textile manufacturer, a waiter at a Camorra wedding, and on a construction site. A native of the region, 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 aid an eighteen-year-old victim who had been left for dead in the street.

Gomorrah is a bold and important work of investigative writing that holds global significance, one heroic young man's impassioned story of a place under the rule of a murderous organization.


Book News
This is a muckraking investigation into the Camorra organized crime network centered in Naples, Italy. The author describes his undercover investigations working at a Camorra-controlled textile factory, as a waiter at a Camorra wedding, and elsewhere and fits his findings into the larger picture of human trafficking, toxic waste dumping, and criminal corruption connected to the Camorra network throughout the Neapolitan coast. The original Italian edition won the 2006 Viareggio Literary Prize. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Holtzbrinck
A groundbreaking major bestseller in Italy, Gomorrah is Roberto Saviano’s gripping nonfiction 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 whycancer levels there have skyrocketed in recent years.

Saviano tells of huge cargoes of Chinese goods that are shipped to Naples and then quickly distributed unchecked across Europe. He investigates the Camorra’s control of thousands of Chinese factories contracted to manufacture fashion goods, legally and illegally, for distribution around the world, and relates the chilling details of how the abusive handling of toxic waste is causing devastating pollution not only for Naples but also China and Somalia. In pursuit of his subject, Saviano worked as an assistant at a Chinese textile manufacturer, a waiter at a Camorra wedding, and on a construction site. A native of the region, 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 aid an eighteen-year-old victim who had been left for dead in the street.

Gomorrah is a bold and important work of investigative writing that holds global significance, one heroic young man's impassioned story of a place under the rule of a murderous organization.


Baker
& Taylor

An account of the decline of Naples under the rule of the Camorra describes how this organized crime network has gained control of the Neapolitan region in such areas as construction, high fashion, illegal drug trafficking, and toxic waste disposal.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007
Edition: 1st American ed
Description: 301 p. : map ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780374165277
0374165270
Branch Call Number: 364.106 Sav

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lukasevansherman
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.

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singidunum_25
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.

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delfon
Aug 08, 2015

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