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Politics, economics, institutions > Nemesis: One man and the battle for Rio

Politics, economics, institutions Glenny, M: Nemesis: One man and the battle for Rio

  • By Misha Glenny
  • Price: £18.99
  • ISBN: 9781847922663
  • Availability: Out of stock - expected on 02/09/2019 if you order today
  • Not a catalogue item - details provisional

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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.

Series Politics, economics, institutions Title Nemesis: One man and the battle for Rio
Subject English Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date August 2015 Authors Misha Glenny
Binding Hardback Pages 352
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 685
ESB Code 55931 ISBN 9781847922663
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 02/09/2019 if you order today
  Price £18.99

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