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Blood Profits: Smugglers, Counterfeiters, Terrorists, and the Illicit Superhighways That Connect Them

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Published December 5th 2017 by St. Martin's Press
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Stewart Tame
Just for the record, I won a free copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway.

I can't think of any better way to summarize this book than to redirect your attention to the subtitle. It is as advertised on the jacket. This book is more about identifying and highlighting problems than comprehensively solving them. Neumann suggests some possible strategies, but this is more about shining light in dark places than a clarion call to action.

Honestly, I found this book a bit slow going in spots. Part of
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Ross
Dec 06, 2017 rated it liked it
I'm giving this three stars because while it was super interesting and extremely illuminating in some ways, it was also absolute trash in others. To the author; I don't care about your company, I don't care about your rich and powerful friends, and I resent the ease with which it seems you get into high power rooms because of your family name/wealth. I have no doubts that Dr. Neumann is brilliant, highly qualified and experienced enough to write this book, I just wish she had left herself out of ...more
Melinda M
Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Blood Profits: Smugglers, Counterfeiters, Terrorists, and the Illicit Superhighways That Connect Them by Vanessa Neumann covers an area that is ignored by most. It tells how connected to terrorists that counterfeiters who make knock off merchandise. The merchandise that is counterfeit may be low in monetary cost but the cost to society is extremely high. It was an interesting and informative book.

I received a copy thru a Goodreads giveaway.
Vanessa
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Blood Profits is remarkably insightful and compelling. If you want to read an educational, interesting and addictive book about transnational organized crime and terrorist groups, this is it. It explains in depth all about criminal connections, mixing outstanding theoretical analysis with personal anecdotes. In addition, Neumann's way of writing is thought-provoking, it challenges us to think critically about the way our choices have an impact on inequality, corruption and injustice. It’s an ins ...more
Jenee
Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Interesting information and point of view. Lent it to my friend who is a US history teacher, and he is very intrigued to use it in his classroom.
Andrew
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very informative. Well worth the read.
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