Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio

3,79 valoración promedio
( 309 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9781847922670: Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio

Antônio Francisco Bonfim Lopes was a hardworking young father before he became the king of Rocinha, the largest slum in Rio; the head of a drug cartel; and perhaps Brazil's most wanted criminal, known as “Nem.” 

Nemesis is the riveting account of Nem's ruthless ascent, his sway over its anarchic outlaw culture, and ultimately—his downfall. Struggling to come up with funds to pay for the hospital bills necessary to save a sick baby's life, a twenty-four-year-old Nem is forced to take a loan from a local mafioso, a decision that plunges him into the heart of Rio's criminal underworld. Over the next sixteen years, as he grows in stature, Nem will try to bring welfare and justice to a playground of gang culture and destitution. 

Drawn from years of in-person interviews and told with humanity and warmth—Nemesis is an unflinching, dramatic investigation into the rise of a crime lord in Rio and the menacing conditions of life inside the favela.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

About the Author:

MISHA GLENNY is the author of DarkMarket, 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 Powers, 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. He lives in London.

Review:

“Incredible....an epic, painstakingly detailed story about the rise of a favela kid to king of an empire.... what Glenny does so well is explain the context for Rio’s drug world, and the battle to contain and (to use the word local officials concerned about Rio’s global image employ) “pacify” it. What emerges is not just a study of one man and how he came to control a cartel, but a portrait of a city bursting with new arrivals from poorer parts of Brazil, unfortunates who wind up clustered in shantytowns that lack adequate water, electricity and, crucially, economic opportunity.... Without glorifying Nem or trying too hard to justify his bitterly violent enterprise, Glenny humanizes a kind of person we tend to see drawn as a two-dimensional character. And he shows how the fortunes of Rio — to say nothing of its reputation on the world stage — are tied to its ability to do well by its poorest and most marginalized citizens.” —The Seattle Times
 
“Reading “Nemesis” is like taking a walking tour of Baltimore’s underworld with Stringer Bell....Most true-crime accounts are heavy on car chases and shootouts, and light on analysis. Glenny turns that formula upside down. He is at his best in a quieter voice, sorting out why the police cannot simply swoop into a favela and arrest Mr. Big, and how street lookout and, especially, how a smart young Brazilian with a sick baby could transform himself into a crime lord.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A balanced, but ultimately sympathetic, biography of the leader of a relatively small local drug cartel. Nem’s personal story anchors more profound reportage about Brazil’s parallel economic and political systems—specifically, Rocinha’s existence as a largely autonomous urban community and what happens when the government attempts to destroy, substantially reduce, or otherwise encroach on that autonomy.” —New York Journal of Books
 
“His name is Antônio Francisco Bonfim Lopes. But you can call him Nemesis, everyone else does, and he was the don of Rocinha, the largest of Rio’s slums, known as favelas. He is also the protagonist of Misha Glenny’s fine book, the grim, elucidating Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio.... For all the tale’s vileness, it is very skillfully told and a very strong piece of journalism.” —The Christian Science Monitor

“Fearlessly reported with impressive detail....Mr. Glenny doesn’t preach or moralize. He shows that law enforcement in Rio is as problematic as the criminals, and in doing so, he paints what seems to be a true picture. This is a balanced book in the best sense.”Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Misha Glenny’s Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio aims to give a sense of what life is like in those favelas, which, though they exist on the margins of every Brazilian metropolis, are especially visible and important in Rio, where they number more than one thousand and overlook Ipanema, Copacabana, and other elegant neighborhoods....To tell this exceedingly complicated story, Glenny focuses on Antônio Francisco Bonfim Lopes, nicknamed Nem, for many years the drug boss of Rocinha, a favela whose approximately 150,000 residents make it Rio’s biggest....Glenny is correct to conceive of the 1980s and onward as a true ‘battle for Rio,’ and he clearly sympathizes with the beleaguered favela residents, caught as they are between the drug gangs and police. He also gives us portraits, complete with humanizing details, of the police officers who tried to negotiate Nem’s surrender before he was arrested....Nemesis is a useful and readable introduction to the favela phenomenon.” —The New York Review

“In 1999, with no criminal background, Antonio Francisco Bonfim Lopes was a typical resident of Rocinha, trying to figure out how to survive and support his family in one of Rio de Janeiro’s largest favelas. Less than six years later he was known as Nem, in charge of the large criminal organization unofficially ruling over Rocinha. The story of Nem acts as the glue for this title, in which journalist Glenny successfully explores the history of Rio de Janeiro, focusing on the violence, drug trade, politics, police forces, and related corruption within Rio’s favelas since the 1960s....Glenny employs a writing style that both keeps the story moving and the reader wanting more.” —Library Journal

“[Glenny] is able to shed considerable light on the shadowy interconnections between the powers that be in the favela and the various police forces, most of which are thuggish and corrupt, as well as the politicians that reach out to favela voters at election time....Mind-bending and terrifying, rich in detail and nuance.” —StoptheDrugWar.org
From the Hardcover edition.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Glenny, Misha
Editorial: The Bodley Head Ltd (2015)
ISBN 10: 1847922678 ISBN 13: 9781847922670
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 1
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción The Bodley Head Ltd, 2015. Estado de conservación: New. Num Pages: 352 pages. Dimension: 235 x 153 x 28. Weight in Grams: 486. . 2015. Paperback. . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9781847922670

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 16,24
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Irlanda a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Misha Glenny
Editorial: Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2015)
ISBN 10: 1847922678 ISBN 13: 9781847922670
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. `Breaking Bad meets `City of God in this gripping account of an ordinary man who became Brazil s most wanted criminal His name was Antonio, but they would call him Nem. From the infamous favela of Rocinha in Rio, he was a hardworking young father forced to make a decision that would turn his world upside down. 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. A man who tried to bring welfare and justice to a playground of gang culture and destitution, while everyone around him drew guns and partied. It s a captivating tale of gold-hunters and evangelical pastors, bent police and rich-kid addicts, quixotic politicians and drug lords with maths degrees. Spanning rainforests 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. With Nem at its centre, locked in a fight for his country s future. As read on Radio 4 Book of the Week. Nº de ref. de la librería ARG9781847922670

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 17,05
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Misha Glenny
Editorial: Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2015)
ISBN 10: 1847922678 ISBN 13: 9781847922670
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. `Breaking Bad meets `City of God in this gripping account of an ordinary man who became Brazil s most wanted criminal His name was Antonio, but they would call him Nem. From the infamous favela of Rocinha in Rio, he was a hardworking young father forced to make a decision that would turn his world upside down. 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. A man who tried to bring welfare and justice to a playground of gang culture and destitution, while everyone around him drew guns and partied. It s a captivating tale of gold-hunters and evangelical pastors, bent police and rich-kid addicts, quixotic politicians and drug lords with maths degrees. Spanning rainforests 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. With Nem at its centre, locked in a fight for his country s future. As read on Radio 4 Book of the Week. Nº de ref. de la librería ARG9781847922670

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 17,16
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Glenny, Misha
Editorial: The Bodley Head Ltd
ISBN 10: 1847922678 ISBN 13: 9781847922670
Nuevos Tapa blanda Cantidad: 1
Librería
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción The Bodley Head Ltd. Estado de conservación: New. Num Pages: 352 pages. Dimension: 235 x 153 x 28. Weight in Grams: 486. . 2015. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9781847922670

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 17,26
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Misha Glenny
ISBN 10: 1847922678 ISBN 13: 9781847922670
Nuevos Cantidad: 3
Librería
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Nº de ref. de la librería 97818479226700000000

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 17,62
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Glenny, Misha
Editorial: Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 1847922678 ISBN 13: 9781847922670
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
BookVistas
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Penguin Random House. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería PRH-9781847922670

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 15,09
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,99
De India a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Glenny, Misha
Editorial: Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 1847922678 ISBN 13: 9781847922670
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
A - Z Books
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Penguin Random House. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería PRH-9781847922670

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 15,09
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 4,99
De India a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Misha Glenny
ISBN 10: 1847922678 ISBN 13: 9781847922670
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2015. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Paperback. His name was Antonio, but they would call him Nem. From the infamous favela of Rocinha in Rio, he was a hardworking young father forced to make a decision that would turn his world upside .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 352 pages. 0.475. Nº de ref. de la librería 9781847922670

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 26,18
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Misha Glenny
Editorial: Rh UK (2015)
ISBN 10: 1847922678 ISBN 13: 9781847922670
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Media Mall
(Fyshwick, ACT, Australia)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Rh UK, 2015. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 1. Paperback. Nº de ref. de la librería MM-40078185

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 24,62
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 9,98
De Australia a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Glenny, Misha
Editorial: The Bodley Head Ltd (2015)
ISBN 10: 1847922678 ISBN 13: 9781847922670
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 2
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción The Bodley Head Ltd, 2015. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111847922678

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 42,75
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 1,67
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda