Smuggler Nation Reviews
"Starred Review. An illuminating look at the historical impact of Americas illicit economy." - Kirkus
"A valuable and entertaining read for historians and policymakers." - Publishers Weekly
"In this terrific book, Peter Andreas shows that illicit trade is as American as apple pie." - Darrell West, Vice President and Director of Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution
"Smuggler Nation is a tour de force. Porous borders and the efforts to seal them are not new to the 21st century - Andreas convincingly shows they have defined the American experience." - James Goldgeier, Dean, School of International Service, American University
"Through his extensive historical research, Andreas shows us that illicit trade in America is not an aberration but has in fact shaped the modern economy in fundamental ways. An extraordinary re-narrating of familiar episodes that makes visible America's hidden connections with underworlds and parallel worlds." - Saskia Sassen, author of Territory, Authority, Rights
"This iconoclastic and timely book is an engaging and accessible primer for anyone seeking to understand the illicit dimensions of the global economy." - Louis W. Pauly, Professor and Chair, Political Science, University of Toronto
"Fascinating, powerful, persuasive, unexpected, lively, deep, and highly recommended." - James A. Morone, author of Hellfire Nation and coauthor of The Heart of Power
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