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The Dragon Syndicates

The Dragon Syndicates

(2000)
The Global Phenomenon on the Triads
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With unflinching candor, Martin Booth -- Booker Prize nominee and author of the critically acclaimed Opium: A History -- here unfolds the full story of the Chinese Triads, which, according to UN sources, now pose the greatest potential criminal threat the world has ever known. From San Francisco to Amsterdam to Bangkok to Johannesburg, everywhere, everyday, the Triads are turning crimes like extortion, gambling, international prostitution, illegal immigrant smuggling, money laundering, fraud, corruption, arms, and narcotics into vast profits. This comprehensive history of the Triads traces their evolution over more than two thousand years from obscure parochial Chinese brotherhoods to an international criminal organization. It examines the archaic quasi-religious rituals that have for centuries bound the members of this now global fraternity. It recounts the exploits of patriots and outlaws. It explores the Triads' instigation of the Tong Wars in America, their collaboration with the Allies against the Japanese in Malaya, their collusion with the CIA in Vietnam. It chronicles their escalation of the heroin trade to Europe and the United States. It shocks, and it compels.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2000 : USA Hardback
Title: The Dragon Syndicates: The Global Phenomenon on the Triads
Author(s): Martin Booth
ISBN: 0-7867-0735-6 / 978-0-7867-0735-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers
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March 1999 : USA Hardback
Title: The Dragon Syndicates
Author(s): MARTIN BOOTH
ISBN: 0-385-40914-1 / 978-0-385-40914-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: DOUBLEDAY
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Paperback Editions

June 2001 : USA Paperback
Title: The Dragon Syndicates: The Global Phenomenon of the Triads
Author(s): Martin Booth
ISBN: 0-7867-0869-7 / 978-0-7867-0869-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Basic Books
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January 2000 : USA Paperback
Title: The Dragon Syndicates
Author(s): Martin Booth
ISBN: 0-553-50590-4 / 978-0-553-50590-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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March 1999 : USA Paperback
Title: Dragon Syndicates: The Global Phenomenon of the Triads
Author(s): Martin Booth
ISBN: 0-385-60051-8 / 978-0-385-60051-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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December 1991 : UK Paperback
Title: The Book of Cats
Author(s): Martin Booth
ISBN: 1-85224-163-2 / 978-1-85224-163-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
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