Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw #ad - With unprecedented access to important players—including colombian president Cisar Gaviria and the incorruptible head of the special police unit that pursued Escobar, Colonel Hugo Martinez-as well as top-secret documents and transcripts of Escobar's intercepted phone conversations, Bowden has produced a gripping narrative that is a stark portrayal of rough justice in the real world.
In an intense, up-close account, award-winning journalist Mark Bowden exposes details never before revealed about the U. S. Led covert sixteen-month manhunt.
Pablo Escobar: My FatherA Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin #ad - Pablo Escobar: My Father #ad - Here, at last, is the full story. The international best seller!until now, we believed that everything had been said about the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, the most infamous drug kingpin of all time, but these versions have always been told from the outside, never from the intimacy of his own home. More than two decades after the full-fledged manhunt finally caught up with the king of cocaine, Juan Pablo Escobar travels to the past to reveal an unabridged version of his father―a man capable of committing the most extreme acts of cruelty while simultaneously professing infinite love for his family.
This is not the story of a child seeking redemption for his father, but a shocking look at the consequences of violence and the overwhelming need for peace and forgiveness. The popular series narcos captures only half the truth.
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Instead, they found themselves pinned down through a long and terrible night fighting against thousands of heavily armed Somalis. Already a classic of war reporting and now reissued as a Grove Press paperback, Black Hawk Down is Mark Bowden’s brilliant account of the longest sustained firefight involving American troops since the Vietnam War.
Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War #ad - Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day. On october 3, 1993, about a hundred elite U. S. Their mission was to abduct two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord and return to base. It was supposed to take an hour. Soldiers were dropped by helicopter into the teeming market in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia.
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On november 4, a group of radical islamist students, inspired by the revolutionary Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini, 1979, stormed the U. S.
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Remus bought an empire of distilleries on Kentucky’s “Bourbon Trail” and used his other profession, as a pharmacist, to profit off legal loopholes. The tale of george remus is a grand spectacle and a lens into the dark heart of Prohibition. He spent millions bribing officials in the Harding Administration, and he created a roaring lifestyle that epitomized the Jazz Age over which he ruled.
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Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas TodayUniversity Press of Florida #ad - Leading experts in the fields of public health, political science, and national security analyze how U. S. An extensive overview of the drug trade in the Americas and its impact on politics, economics, and society throughout the region. This accessible and expansive volume provides a framework for understanding the limits and liabilities in the U.
S. Championed war on drugs throughout the Americas. Bruce M. Policies have affected the internal dynamics of Mexico, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, Central America, Brazil, Argentina, and the Caribbean islands. Jonathan D. Used book in Good Condition. Together, they present a comprehensive overview of the major trends in drug trafficking and organized crime in the early twenty-first century.
Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas Today #ad - In addition, the editors and contributors identify emerging issues and propose several policy options to address them. Despite foreign policy efforts and attempts to combat supply lines, the United States has been for decades, and remains today, the largest single consumer market for illicit drugs on the planet.
This volume argues that the war on drugs has been ineffective at best and, at worst, has been highly detrimental to many countries. Bagley, professor and former associate dean of the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Miami, is coauthor of International Relations in Latin America.
El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal InsurgencyBloomsbury Press #ad - Forty thousand murdered since 2006; police chiefs shot within hours of taking office; mass graves comparable to those of civil wars; car bombs shattering storefronts; headless corpses heaped in town squares. Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day. Used book in Good Condition. A gripping, sobering account of how Mexican drug gangs have transformed into a criminal insurgency that threatens the nation's democracy and reaches across to the United States.
Essential reading. Steve coll, NewYorker. Comthe world has watched, stunned, the bloodshed in Mexico. Or is it part of a worldwide shadow economy that threatens Mexico's democracy? The United States throws Black Hawk helicopters, DEA assistance, and lots of money at the problem. The conflict spawned by el Narco has given rise to paramilitary death squads battling from Guatemala to the Texas border and sometimes beyond.
El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency #ad - Used book in Good Condition. And it is all because a few Americans are getting high. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Who are these mysterious figures who threaten mexico's democracy? What is El Narco?El Narco is not a gang; it is a movement and an industry drawing in hundreds of thousands, from bullet-riddled barrios to marijuana-covered mountains.
The Cali Cartel: Beyond Narcos War on DrugsGadfly Press #ad - They employed a politically astute brand of thuggery and spent $10 million to put a president in power. An electrifying account of the Cali Cartel beyond its portrayal on Netflix. From the ashes of Pablo Escobar's empire rose an even bigger and more malevolent cartel. Used book in Good Condition. Shaun attwood's war on drugs series - pablo escobar, american made, we are being lied to and the cali cartel - are harrowing, action-packed and interlinked true stories that demonstrate the devastating consequences of drug prohibition.
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A new breed of sophisticated mobsters became the kings of cocaine. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Although the godfathers from Cali preferred bribery over violence, their many loyal torturers and hit men were never idle.
The Finish: The Killing of Osama bin LadenGrove Press #ad - Over the next ten years, as bowden shows, America found that its war with al Qaeda—a scattered group of individuals who were almost impossible to track—demanded an innovative approach. From mark bowden, comes the finish, the preeminent chronicler of our military and special forces, a gripping account of the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
By spring 2011, intelligence pointed to a compound in Abbottabad; it was estimated that there was a 50/50 chance that Osama was there. After thousands of special forces missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, the right weapon to go after bin Laden had finally evolved. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Bowden shows how three strategies were mooted: a drone strike, a precision bombing, or an assault by Navy SEALs.
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