The Big Fix

The Big Fix
  • Author : Brett Forrest
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2014-05-06
  • ISBN : 9780062308092

The Big Fix Book Review:

Game of Shadows meets Among the Thugs in this revelatory true-to-life crime thriller and expose involving greed, corruption, an Asian crime syndicate, and the fixing of international soccer matches at the highest levels of the game, including the UEFA Champions League and the World Cup. In February 2013, the director of Europol, the European Union's law enforcement agency, made the shocking announcement that 700 international soccer matches had been fixed since 2008, including World Cup qualifying and exhibition matches, with a Chinese criminal syndicate pulling the strings. For the first time, investigative journalist Brett Forrest takes us inside the underworld of one of organized crime's most profitable businesses—a $1 trillion annual international betting market, of which soccer comprises 70 percent. Forrest uncovered a web of nefarious dealings across the world, even on U.S. soil. As he found, no match is safe—not even the World Cup tournament—and law enforcement officials lack the resources to stop it. But one man has taken this criminal enterprise on: Chris Eaton, former head of security for FIFA. Now with the International Center for Sports Security in Qatar, this rough and tumble Australian and longtime Interpol cop has tracked down some of the biggest fixers and their financial backers and continues his mission to clean up the world's most popular sport. Filled with headline making revelations, The Big Fix is must reading for soccer fans and true crime aficionados.

Blood Profits

Blood Profits
  • Author : Vanessa Neumann
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2017-12-05
  • ISBN : 9781250089366

Blood Profits Book Review:

International smuggling has exploded, deepening and accelerating the collaboration of transnational organized crime and terrorist groups. Attacks like the Charlie Hebdo and Bataclan shootings in Paris, the kidnappings and murders by Boko Haram in Nigeria, and the San Bernardino shooting were partially funded by seemingly harmless illegal goods such as cheap cigarettes, smuggled oil, prostitution, fake Viagra, fake designer bags, and even bootleg DVDs. But how can this be? In Blood Profits, Vanessa Neumann, an expert on dismantling illicit trade, explains how purchasing illegal goods translates to supporting organized crime and terrorists. Neumann shows how the effects of the collapsed Iron Curtain, USSR scientists and intelligence agents left without work, regional trade pacts, the dissipation of the East-versus-West mentality, and new-age technology have all led to an intricate network of illegal trade. She leads the reader through a variety of cases, both by geography and by industry (selecting industries where illicit trade is generally poorly understood), before extracting lessons learned into some policy recommendations that we can all embrace.

Red Card

Red Card
  • Author : Ken Bensinger
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2019-06-11
  • ISBN : 9781501133916

Red Card Book Review:

The definitive, shocking account of the FIFA scandal—the biggest corruption case of recent years—involving dozens of countries and implicating nearly every aspect of the world’s most popular sport, soccer, including the World Cup is “an engrossing and jaw-dropping tale of international intrigue…A riveting book” (The New York Times). The FIFA case began small, boosted by an IRS agent’s review of an American soccer official’s tax returns. But that humble investigation eventually led to a huge worldwide corruption scandal that crossed continents and reached the highest levels of the soccer’s world governing body in Switzerland. “The meeting of American investigative reporting and real-life cop show” (The Financial Times), Ken Bensinger’s Red Card explores the case, and the personalities behind it, in vivid detail. There’s Chuck Blazer, a high-living soccer dad who ascended to the highest ranks of the sport while creaming millions from its coffers; Jack Warner, a Trinidadian soccer official whose lust for power was matched only by his boundless greed; and the sport’s most powerful man, FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who held on to his position at any cost even as soccer rotted from the inside out. Remarkably, this corruption existed for decades before American law enforcement officials began to secretly dig, finally revealing that nearly every aspect of the planet’s favorite sport was corrupted by bribes, kickbacks, fraud, and money laundering. Not even the World Cup, the most-watched sporting event in history, was safe from the thick web of corruption, as powerful FIFA officials extracted their bribes at every turn. “A gripping white-collar crime thriller that, in its scope and human drama, ranks with some of the best investigative business books of the past thirty years” (The Wall Street Journal), Red Card goes beyond the headlines to bring the real story to light.

KELONG KINGS

KELONG KINGS
  • Author : Wilson Raj Perumal, Alessandro Righi, Emanuele Piano
  • Publisher : Wilson Raj Perumal
  • Pages : 335
  • Relase : 2014-04-28
  • ISBN : 9789630891233

KELONG KINGS Book Review:

Wilson Raj Perumal has been labeled the world's most prolific match-fixer in football's recent history. Born a village boy in rural Singapore in the mid-60's, Wilson climbed the heights of international match-fixing across five continents, becoming FIFA's most wanted man. Like a "guppy in the sea", Wilson starts off a small gambler, mixing with the local Singapore bookies, and witnesses the rise and fall of the old-school Asian "big fish" of match-fixing until he finds himself competing against them in a world with no set rules, where turncoats are the norm and quick money the only drive. Perumal was arrested in Finland in February 2011 and decided to collaborate with authorities, thus opening the match-fixing Pandora's box. In his book, Wilson reveals an unprecedented account of how the international match-fixing underworld has influenced the outcomes of matches at every level of football that we may well have watched unsuspectingly. Kelong Kings is the ultimate tale about gambling, football and match-fixing, told directly by the man who made it all happen. But be advised, after you read this book, you will never be able to watch a soccer match in the same way again.

Gambling

Gambling
  • Author : Mike Atherton
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 334
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : 0340897198

Gambling Book Review:

Mike Atherton presents an account of the history of gambling, and explores the way that many sports provide the most popular focus for gambling, why so many sportsmen become fervent gamblers and how in some cases this has led to corruption, addiction and ruined reputations.

Sport, War and the British

Sport, War and the British
  • Author : Peter Donaldson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 182
  • Relase : 2020-03-10
  • ISBN : 9781000048360

Sport, War and the British Book Review:

Spanning the colonial campaigns of the Victorian age to the War on Terror after 9/11, this study explores the role sport was perceived to have played in the lives and work of military personnel, and examines how sporting language and imagery were deployed to shape and reconfigure civilian society’s understanding of conflict. From 1850 onwards war reportage – complemented and reinforced by a glut of campaign histories, memoirs, novels and films – helped create an imagined community in which sporting attributes and qualities were employed to give meaning and order to the chaos and misery of warfare. This work explores the evolution of the Victorian notion that playing-field and battlefield were connected and then moves on to investigate the challenges this belief faced in the twentieth century, as combat became, initially, industrialised in the age of total warfare and, subsequently, professionalised in the post-nuclear world. Such a longitudinal study allows, for the first time, new light to be shed on the continuities and shifts in the way the ‘reality’ of war was captured in the British popular imagination. Drawing together the disparate fields of sport and warfare, this book serves as a vital point of reference for anyone with an interest in the cultural, social or military history of modern Britain.

Subject-matter Index of Specifications of Patents

Subject-matter Index of Specifications of Patents
  • Author : Great Britain. Patent Office
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1879
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105027508527

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Subject-matter Index of Patents Applied for and Patents Granted

Subject-matter Index of Patents Applied for and Patents Granted
  • Author : Great Britain. Patent Office
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1879
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433063030021

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The Times Index

The Times Index
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1484
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822041144742

The Times Index Book Review:

Indexes the Times, Sunday times and magazine, Times literary supplement, Times educational supplement, Times educational supplement Scotland, and the Times higher education supplement.

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind
  • Author : Sharon M. Draper
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 295
  • Relase : 2012-05
  • ISBN : 9781416971719

Out of My Mind Book Review:

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News

Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1903
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433104853050

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Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy

Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy
  • Author : Ed Hawkins
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2013-07-04
  • ISBN : 9781408169964

Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy Book Review:

The most explosive book yet about corruption in cricket' Lawrence Booth, editor of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Leigh Hunt's London Journal

Leigh Hunt's London Journal
  • Author : Leigh Hunt
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 700
  • Relase : 1834
  • ISBN : UCAL:C2765733

Leigh Hunt's London Journal Book Review:

Leigh Hunt's London Journal

Leigh Hunt's London Journal
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 684
  • Relase : 1834
  • ISBN : IND:30000131392965

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Forest and Stream

Forest and Stream
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1910
  • ISBN : OSU:32435062356266

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A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles

A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles
  • Author : Sir James Augustus Henry Murray
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 650
  • Relase : 1901
  • ISBN : UVA:X001542103

A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles Book Review:

A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles

A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles
  • Author : James Augustus Henry Murray,Sir William Alexander Craigie,Charles Talbut Onions
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1184
  • Relase : 1901
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101079838643

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The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
  • Author : Jeannette Walls
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2006-01-02
  • ISBN : 9781416544661

The Glass Castle Book Review:

Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

American Lawn Tennis

American Lawn Tennis
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1901
  • ISBN : CHI:098564608

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Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451
  • Author : Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 190
  • Relase : 1951
  • ISBN : 9780743247221

Fahrenheit 451 Book Review:

A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.