Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio (Compact Disc)

Misha Glenny

ISBN 10: 1520000294 / ISBN 13: 9781520000299
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Synopsis: Nemesis is the story of an ordinary man who became the king of the largest slum in Rio, the head of a drug cartel, and perhaps Brazil's most wanted criminal. It's a gripping tale of gold-hunters and evangelical pastors, bent police and rich-kid addicts, quixotic politicians and drug lords with math degrees. Traversing through rain forests and high-security prisons, filthy slums and glittering shopping malls, this is also the story of how change came to Brazil. Of a country's journey into the global spotlight, and the battle for the beautiful but damned city of Rio, as it struggles to break free from a tangled web of corruption, violence, drugs, and poverty.

About the Author: Misha Glenny is the author of Dark Markek McMafia, The Rebirth of History, The Fall of Yugoslavia (which won the Overseas Press Club Award in 1993 for Best Book on Foreign Affairs), and The Balkans: Nationalism, War and the Great Power, 1804-1999. He was a BBC Central Europe correspondent-he covered the fall of Communism and the wars in the former Yugoslavia-and has been regularly consulted by the U.S. and European governments on major policy issues.

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