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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. Starts as a true crime story June 6 1993 On Rockaway beach New York about 250 Chinese wash ashore A few strong swimmers have dry clothes in a pl

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The Snakehead An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream

An Epic Epub #220 A An Epic Tale of MOBI #224 mesmerizing narrative about the rise and fall of an unlikely international crime bossIn the s a wave of Chinese from Fujian province began arriving in America Like other immigrant groups before them they showed up with little money but with an intense work ethic and an unshakeable belief in the promise of the United States Many of them lived in a Snakehead An Epic Tale of PDF or world outside the law working in a shadow economy overseen by the ruthless gangs that ruled the narrow streets of New York’s ChinatownThe figure who came to dominate this The Snakehead Kindle Chinese underworld was a middle aged grandmother known as Sister Ping Her path to the American dream began with an unusual business run out of a tiny noodle store on Hester Street From her perch above the shop Sister Ping ran a full service underground bank for illegal Chinese imm. 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

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Ade Suad” and the FBI nearly ten years to untangle the criminal network and home in on its unusual mastermindTHE SNAKEHEAD is a panoramic tale of international intrigue and a dramatic portrait of the underground economy in which America’s twelve million illegal immigrants live Based on hundreds of interviews Patrick Radden Keefe’s sweeping narrative tells the story not only of Sister Ping but of 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 and braved a mile odyssey so that they could realize their own version of the American dream The Snakehead offers an intimate tour of life on the mean streets of Chinatown a vivid blueprint of organized crime in an age of globalization and a masterful exploration of the ways in which illegal immigration affects us allwwwdoubledaycom. Truly fascinating Keefe did an awesome amount of research and organized the overlapping stories on different continents so that the pacing was r


10 thoughts on “The Snakehead An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream

  1. says:

    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

  2. says:

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

  3. says:

    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 between Fujian Province China and Chinatown in Manhattan In particular we learn about a small handful of ma

  4. says:

    Snakehead is a term for people who bring foreigners into a country illegally outside of immigration laws Mostly through the book the storyline follows a particularly successful snakehead Sister Ping The book details Sister

  5. says:

    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

  6. says:

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

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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 of explaining the political and social complexities that lie behind American immigration policy Keefe also shows the constancy of demand for human smuggling and the difficulty of combating such smug

  8. says:

    Truly fascinating Keefe did an awesome amount of research and organized the overlapping stories on different con

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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 He is so intimate with the subject matter and without knowing any Chinese? that it makes sense of it all and is still a page turner A reminder also of how different the dialogue around immigration wa

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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 USA In exuisite detail the author traces the smuggling route from the south China coast to its rugged southwest into the jungles of Burma and Thailand then to Kenya and finally the US east coast and Manhattan Chi