The Resource Empire of crime : opium and the rise of organized crime in the British Empire, Tim Newark., (ebook)

Empire of crime : opium and the rise of organized crime in the British Empire, Tim Newark., (ebook)

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Empire of crime : opium and the rise of organized crime in the British Empire
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Empire of crime
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opium and the rise of organized crime in the British Empire
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Tim Newark.
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eng
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Sometimes the best intentions can have the worst results. In 1908, British reformers banned the export of Indian opium to China. As a result, the world price of opium soared to a new high and a century of lucrative drug smuggling began. Just as the banning of alcohol in America during Prohibition made illicit fortunes for the Mafia and other gangsters, organized criminals grew rich on the trade of illegal narcotics throughout the British Empire. Empire of Crime introduces the reader to a whole new collection of heroes and villains, including US international drug-buster Harry J. Anslinger, Shanghai underworld master criminal Du Yue-sheng, and tough North-West Frontier police chief Lieutenant-Colonel Roos-Keppel, nemesis of Afghan criminal gangs. The book shows how gangsters exploited the Empire's global trade routes to establish criminal networks across the world. In many ways, these early drug dealers were the forerunners of today's cartels. Digging deep into colonial archives, author Tim Newark weaves hidden reports, secret government files and personal letters together with first-hand accounts to tell this epic but little-known story of the battle between law enforcement and organized crime
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Midwest
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Newark, Timothy
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364.106
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non fiction
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  • Opium trade
  • Opium trade
  • Opium trade
  • Organized crime
  • Organized crime
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adult
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Empire of crime : opium and the rise of organized crime in the British Empire, Tim Newark., (ebook)
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9781510723474
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT12353012
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Empire of crime : opium and the rise of organized crime in the British Empire, Tim Newark., (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781510723474
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12353012
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12353012
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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