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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO CHINO: MY STORY: GOOD, BAD, OR INDIFFERENT. HOW ONE GUY DECIDED TO SERVE HIS COUNTRY.

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    Rare Firsthand Account of a US Customs Investigator's Experiences 70s to 90s "The World According to Chino" is the self-published memoir of US Customs Investigator and SAC George McNenney. I purchased this book to find our more about the old US Customs Agency -- their history, operations, focus, and methods before the creation of the Department of Homeland Security changed things. I perform research for a government entity that supports Customs and Border Protection, the agency that was created Rare Firsthand Account of a US Customs Investigator's Experiences 70s to 90s "The World According to Chino" is the self-published memoir of US Customs Investigator and SAC George McNenney. I purchased this book to find our more about the old US Customs Agency -- their history, operations, focus, and methods before the creation of the Department of Homeland Security changed things. I perform research for a government entity that supports Customs and Border Protection, the agency that was created after 9-11 by collecting Customs, Immigration and Border Patrol under one DHS roof. Thus, little in the way of pure, raw customs enforcement exists today as was the case in the old Customs Agency's heyday, from about 1970-2000, a period that overlaps Mr. McNenney's period of service. I was not disappointed as his attention to detail in describing the operations and organization of US Customs on it's busiest sectors -- Miami, the Caribbean, and El Paso during the Drug War era -- is very good. Mr. McNenney is a good writer and a colorful memoirist so this is pretty quick and fun to read. But like all self-published books it could have benefitted from the help of a professional editor. It should have been picked up by a small press because it does have some great insights into a law enforcement world few people are aware of. A little publisher marketing could have made this a better selling book. It's a very personable and conversational read, which might be dull for people who love "literary memoirs." But for those of us who like the people and desire a firsthand account of their interesting times, this is a darn good read. RECOMMENDED for those interested in law enforcement memoirs, the drug wars, issues on the border, counter-smuggling, or police "war stories."

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