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The Snakehead by Patrick Radden Keefe
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Dec 18, 2009

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Read in December, 2009

I enjoyed this book a lot. It was very interesting. I don't remember the Golden Venture being intentionally grounded off of Queens, NY and the Chinese immigrants coming to shore. I was a little too young to be paying attention to that event. The book told two stories of the Chinese human smuggling business and the Chinese underground in Chinatown, NY. This book explores these subjects in depth and around the world. It also dealt with politics fairly. I never felt the author lean one way or the other. He simply stated the facts and left it alone. I was surprised by this and really impressed. I never got bored and never skipped any pages. There was never a lull in this book. Well Done! The only complaint I had were the lack of pictures. I would have liked to see what these people looked like and some of the places mentioned.

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