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Killing Pablo

Killing Pablo

Author: Mark Bowden
Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827078903
Pages: 400
Year: 2016-01-14
1992 rief der Präsident Kolumbiens die Amerikaner gegen den mächtigsten Staatsfeind des Landes zu Hilfe: Pablo Escobar hatte mit seinen Kokainmilliarden und seinen Killerkommandos das Land an den Rand des Chaos gebracht. Mark Bowden schildert in seinem atemberaubenden Bericht die Jagd einer Spezialeinheit des amerikanischen Militärs auf einen der »größten Verbrecher der Welt«. Dabei stützt er sich auf Interviews mit Beteiligten und auf Hunderte von Seiten geheimdienstlicher Dokumente, darunter die Mitschriften von Escobars abgehörten Telefongesprächen.
Marching Powder

Marching Powder

Author: Thomas McFadden, Rusty Young
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466817321
Pages: 400
Year: 2004-05-01
Rusty Young was backpacking in South America when he heard about Thomas McFadden, a convicted English drug trafficker who ran tours inside Bolivia's notorious San Pedro prison. Intrigued, the young Australian journalist went to La Paz and joined one of Thomas's illegal tours. They formed an instant friendship and then became partners in an attempt to record Thomas's experiences in the jail. Rusty bribed the guards to allow him to stay and for the next three months he lived inside the prison, sharing a cell with Thomas and recording one of the strangest and most compelling prison stories of all time. The result is Marching Powder. This book establishes that San Pedro is not your average prison. Inmates are expected to buy their cells from real estate agents. Others run shops and restaurants. Women and children live with imprisoned family members. It is a place where corrupt politicians and drug lords live in luxury apartments, while the poorest prisoners are subjected to squalor and deprivation. Violence is a constant threat, and sections of San Pedro that echo with the sound of children by day house some of Bolivia's busiest cocaine laboratories by night. In San Pedro, cocaine--"Bolivian marching powder"--makes life bearable. Even the prison cat is addicted. Yet Marching Powder is also the tale of friendship, a place where horror is countered by humor and cruelty and compassion can inhabit the same cell. This is cutting-edge travel-writing and a fascinating account of infiltration into the South American drug culture.
Mr Nice

Mr Nice

Author: Howard Marks
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857862693
Pages: 490
Year: 2011-07-07
At the height of his powers, Howard Marks - or 'Mr Nice' - was smuggling up to thirty tons of dope from Pakistan and Thailand to America and Canada. How did a nice Welsh boy and Oxford graduate end up with forty-three aliases, eighty-nine phone lines and twenty-five companies to his name, and contacts within MI6, the CIA, the IRA and the Mafia? Mr Nice is Howard Marks' staggering story of Britain's most wanted man: the dazzling ascent and crashing comedown of one of the twentieth century's most notorious and eccentric drug lords. Audacious, seductive and rambunctious, it is a true crime classic.
Worm

Worm

Author: Mark Bowden
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802195121
Pages: 288
Year: 2011-09-27
From the bestselling author of Black Hawk Down, the gripping story of the Conficker worm—the cyberattack that nearly toppled the world. The Conficker worm infected its first computer in November 2008, and within a month had infiltrated 1.5 million computers in 195 countries. Banks, telecommunications companies, and critical government networks—including British Parliament and the French and German military—became infected almost instantaneously. No one had ever seen anything like it. By January 2009, the worm lay hidden in at least eight million computers, and the botnet of linked computers it had created was big enough that an attack might crash the world. In this “masterpiece” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), Mark Bowden expertly lays out a spellbinding tale of how hackers, researchers, millionaire Internet entrepreneurs, and computer security experts found themselves drawn into a battle between those determined to exploit the Internet and those committed to protecting it.
Narconomics

Narconomics

Author: Tom Wainwright
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610395840
Pages: 288
Year: 2016-02-23
What drug lords learned from big business How does a budding cartel boss succeed (and survive) in the 300 billion illegal drug business? By learning from the best, of course. From creating brand value to fine-tuning customer service, the folks running cartels have been attentive students of the strategy and tactics used by corporations such as Walmart, McDonald's, and Coca-Cola. And what can government learn to combat this scourge? By analyzing the cartels as companies, law enforcers might better understand how they work—and stop throwing away 100 billion a year in a futile effort to win the “war” against this global, highly organized business. Your intrepid guide to the most exotic and brutal industry on earth is Tom Wainwright. Picking his way through Andean cocaine fields, Central American prisons, Colorado pot shops, and the online drug dens of the Dark Web, Wainwright provides a fresh, innovative look into the drug trade and its 250 million customers. The cast of characters includes “Bin Laden,” the Bolivian coca guide; “Old Lin,” the Salvadoran gang leader; “Starboy,” the millionaire New Zealand pill maker; and a cozy Mexican grandmother who cooks blueberry pancakes while plotting murder. Along with presidents, cops, and teenage hitmen, they explain such matters as the business purpose for head-to-toe tattoos, how gangs decide whether to compete or collude, and why cartels care a surprising amount about corporate social responsibility. More than just an investigation of how drug cartels do business, Narconomics is also a blueprint for how to defeat them.
Surviving Pablo Escobar

Surviving Pablo Escobar

Author: Jhon Jairo Velasquez Vasquez
Publisher:
ISBN: 1786068303
Pages:
Year: 2018-07-26

How to Break a Terrorist

How to Break a Terrorist

Author: Matthew Alexander, John Bruning
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416573402
Pages: 352
Year: 2008-12-02
Finding Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, had long been the U.S. military's top priority -- trumping even the search for Osama bin Laden. No brutality was spared in trying to squeeze intelligence from Zarqawi's suspected associates. But these "force on force" techniques yielded exactly nothing, and, in the wake of the Abu Ghraib scandal, the military rushed a new breed of interrogator to Iraq. Matthew Alexander, a former criminal investigator and head of a handpicked interrogation team, gives us the first inside look at the U.S. military's attempt at more civilized interrogation techniques -- and their astounding success. The intelligence coup that enabled the June 7, 2006, air strike onZarqawi's rural safe house was the result of several keenly strategized interrogations, none of which involved torture or even "control" tactics. Matthew and his team decided instead to get to know their opponents. Who were these monsters? Who were they working for? What were they trying to protect? Every day the "'gators" matched wits with a rogues' gallery of suspects brought in by Special Forces ("door kickers"): egomaniacs, bloodthirsty adolescents, opportunistic stereo repairmen, Sunni clerics horrified by the sectarian bloodbath, Al Qaeda fanatics, and good people in the wrong place at the wrong time. With most prisoners, negotiation was possible and psychological manipulation stunningly effective. But Matthew's commitment to cracking the case with these methods sometimes isolated his superiors and put his own career at risk. This account is an unputdownable thriller -- more of a psychological suspense story than a war memoir. And indeed, the story reaches far past the current conflict in Iraq with a reminder that we don't have to become our enemy to defeat him. Matthew Alexander and his ilk, subtle enough and flexible enough to adapt to the challenges of modern, asymmetrical warfare, have proved to be our best weapons against terrorists all over the world.
Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers

Author: Mark Bowden
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 1555846076
Pages: 224
Year: 2007-12-01
The “unexpectedly moving” story of dumb luck and the American Dream in South Philly from the # 1 New York Times–bestselling author (Entertainment Weekly). What would you do if you found a million dollars? When Joey Coyle did, he was a twenty-eight-year-old drug-dependent, unemployed longshoreman living with his ailing mother in a tight-knit neighborhood in Philadelphia. While cruising the streets just blocks from his home, fate took a turn worthy of a Hollywood caper when he found $1.2 million in unmarked bills—casino money that had fallen off an armored truck. It was virtually untraceable. Coyle? Not so much. Over the next seven days, fueled by euphoria, methamphetamine, and paranoia, Coyle shared his windfall with everyone from his eight-year-old niece to total strangers to a local mob boss who offered to “clean” it. Even before news of the missing money made headlines, Det. Pat Laurenzi, with the help of the FBI, was working around the clock to find it. No one was prepared for how Coyle’s dream-come-true would come tumbling down, or what would happen when it did. From “a master of narrative journalism” comes the incredible true-life thriller of an ordinary man with an extraordinary dilemma, and the complicity, concern, and betrayal of friends, family, and neighbors that would prove his undoing (The New York Times Book Review). “A miniature serio-comedy about life in the city.” —The Washington Post “Masterfully reported and artfully paced.” —Entertainment Weekly “A taut, fast-paced tale.” —The Baltimore Sun
The Three Battles of Wanat

The Three Battles of Wanat

Author: Mark Bowden
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802190669
Pages: 496
Year: 2016-01-05
New York Times bestselling author Mark Bowden has had a prolific career as one of America’s leading journalists and nonfiction writers. His new collection, The Three Battles of Wanat and Other True Stories, features the best of his long-form pieces on war, as well as notable profiles, sports reporting, and essays on culture. Including pieces from the Atlantic, Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, and the Philadelphia Inquirer, this collection is Bowden at his best. The titular article, “The Three Battles of Wanat,” tells the story of one of the bloodiest days in the War in Afghanistan and the extraordinary years-long fallout it generated within the United States military. In “The Killing Machines,” Bowden examines the strategic, legal, and moral issues surrounding armed drones. And in a brilliant piece on Kim Jong-un, “The Bright Sun of Juche,” he recalibrates our understanding of the world’s youngest and most baffling dictator. Also included are profiles of newspaper scion Arthur Sulzberger; renowned defense attorney and anti-death-penalty activist Judy Clarke; and David Simon, the creator of “The Wire.” Absorbing and provocative, The Three Battles of Wanat is an essential collection for fans of Mark Bowden’s writing, and for anyone who enjoys first-rate narrative nonfiction.
Doctor Dealer

Doctor Dealer

Author: Mark Bowden
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 1555846068
Pages: 352
Year: 2007-12-01
From the # 1 New York Times–bestselling author of Black Hawk Down: The “shocking” story of the country’s unlikeliest drug kingpin (The Baltimore Sun). By the early 1980s, Larry Lavin seemed to have everything going for him. He was a bright, charismatic young man who rose from working-class upbringings in a Massachusetts mill town to become a dentist with an Ivy League education and a thriving practice—a beloved father with a well-respected family in one of Philadelphia’s most exclusive suburbs. But behind the façade of his success was a dark secret: Lavin was also the mastermind behind a cocaine empire that spread from Miami to Boston to New Mexico, catering to lawyers, stockbrokers, and other professionals, and generating an annual income of $60 million for the good doctor. Now, Mark Bowden, a “master of narrative journalism” (The New York Times Book Review) tells the harrowing saga of Lavin’s rise and fall in “a shocking American tragedy . . . [that] shoots straight from the hip” (The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). “An engrossing crime story and a compelling morality tale.” —The Arizona Republic “Has all the elements of a chilling suspense thriller . . . A smoothly crafted, exciting, can’t-put-it-down book.” —The New Voice (Louisville) “Bowden has emerged as one of our best writers of muscular nonfiction.” —The Denver Post
The Informers

The Informers

Author: Juan Gabriel Vásquez
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408834537
Pages: 352
Year: 2012-05-01
When Gabriel Santoro publishes his first book, a biography of a Jewish family friend who fled Germany for Colombia shortly before World War Two, it never occurs to him that his father will write a devastating review in a national newspaper. Why does he attack him so viciously? Do the pages of his book unwittingly hide some dangerous secret? As Gabriel sets out to discover what lies behind his father's anger, he finds himself undertaking an examination of the guilt and complicity at the heart of Colombian society, as one treacherous act perpetrated in those dark days returns with a vengeance half a century later.
The Best Game Ever

The Best Game Ever

Author: Mark Bowden
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 1555848184
Pages: 340
Year: 2009-05-06
The NFL championship game that changed the history of football: a New York Times bestseller by the author of Black Hawk Down. Yankee Stadium, December 28, 1958. What was about to go down on this Sunday evening in front of sixty-four thousand fans and forty-five million home viewers—the largest viewership ever assembled for a live televised event—was the first sudden death overtime in NFL history. This one battle between the league’s best offense, the Baltimore Colts, and the best defense, the New York Giants, would propel professional football from a moderately popular pastime into America’s favorite sport. On the field and roaming the sidelines were seventeen future Hall of Famers, including Colts stars Johnny Unitas, Raymond Berry, and Gino Marchetti; and Giants greats Frank Gifford, Sam Huff; and assistant coaches Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry. But they were opposing teams in more ways than one. It was a contest between Baltimore blue-collars, many of whom worked off-season selling insurance or taking shifts at Bethlehem Steel, and the trendy New York glamour boys of splashy magazine ads and TV commercials, who mingled with the likes of politicians, Broadway stars, and even Ernest Hemingway. Mark Bowden “dives into the trenches of the 1958 NFL Championship game” for a riveting play-by-play account, the stories behind the key players, the effect it had on a country in transition, and on today’s NFL (Entertainment Weekly). “Bring[s] the contest so alive that you find yourself almost wondering . . . years later, how it will turn out in the end.” —The New York Times “The Best Game Ever is sure to become an instant Sacred Text.” —Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post
Kolumbien am Scheideweg

Kolumbien am Scheideweg

Author: Werner Hörtner
Publisher: Rotpunktverlag
ISBN: 3858695777
Pages: 296
Year: 2013-11-11
Die meisten Kolumbianerinnen und Kolumbianer kennen ihr Land nur in einem latenten Kriegszustand. Staatsterrorismus, Guerilla, Paramilitarismus und Drogenhandel sind die Triebfedern eines der langwierigsten bewaffneten Konflikte unserer Zeit. Die Friedensverhandlungen der Regierung unter Präsident Juan Manuel Santos mit der Guerilla sind ein Versuch, die Rahmenbedingungen für eine Demokratisierung des Staates unter neoliberalen Vorzeichen zu schaffen. Aber die Schatten einer gewalttätigen Vergangenheit belasten die Gegenwart. Zu einflussreich erscheinen immer noch die Nutznießer des Krieges, zu schwerwiegend die historischen Versäumnisse auf dem Weg zu einer gerechteren Landverteilung, zu gravierend das Ausmaß der Menschenrechtsverletzungen. Werner Hörtner führt mit seiner Analyse insbesondere des Paramilitarismus und der rechtsautoritären Herrschaftspraxis des Langzeitpräsidenten Álvaro Uribe zu den Wurzeln des Konflikts. Und er zeigt die zivilgesellschaftlichen Akteure und ihren Einsatz für Frieden, Demokratie und Aufarbeitung.
Die Tragödie Kolumbiens

Die Tragödie Kolumbiens

Author: Thomas Jäger, Anna Daun, Daniel Lambach, Carmen Lopera, Bea Maass, Britta Margraf
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531905686
Pages: 304
Year: 2008-05-09
Kolumbien ist kein funktionierender Staat mehr und wird seit vielen Jahren von Rebellen, Kriminellen und paramilitärischen Verbänden regiert! Krieg und Bürgerkrieg, Drogenhandel, Mord, Entführung und Vertreibung bestimmen die Geschicke des Landes. In diesem Buch werden die Ursachen und die treibenden Kräfte des Staatszerfalls, die Logik der kolumbianischen Gewaltmärkte, die ökonomischen Grundlagen der streitenden Parteien, insbesondere der Drogenhandel und die Rolle auswärtiger Akteure, umfassend und in ihrem systematischen Zusammenhang untersucht.
Gewalt, Organisierte Kriminalität und Staat in Lateinamerika

Gewalt, Organisierte Kriminalität und Staat in Lateinamerika

Author: Günther Maihold, Daniel Brombacher
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
ISBN: 3866495455
Pages: 398
Year: 2013-03-13
Korruption, Drogen, ausufernde Gewalt, Waffen- und Menschenhandel sowie die Schwäche des Justizsystem bedrohen Staat und Gesellschaft Lateinamerikas. Die Sicherheitsorgane sind überfordert, das Militär wird zum zentralen Akteur im Kampf gegen die organisierte Kriminalität. Im Kontext wachsender Unsicherheit stellt sich die Frage nach den Handlungschancen in Räumen begrenzter Staatlichkeit, die im Buch diskutiert wird.