Killing Pablo

Killing Pablo Author Mark Bowden
ISBN-10 9781848872677
Release 2009-10-01
Pages 300
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The bestselling blockbusting story of how American Special Forces hunted down and assassinated the head of the world's biggest cocaine cartel. Killing Pablo charts the rise and spectacular fall of the Columbian drug lord, Pablo Escobar, the richest and most powerful criminal in history. The book exposes the massive illegal operation by covert US Special Forces and intelligence services to hunt down and assassinate Escobar. Killing Pablo combines the heart-stopping energy of a Tom Clancy techno-thriller and the stunning detail of award-winning investigative journalism. It is the most dramatic and detailed and account ever published of America's dirtiest clandestine war.

Killing Pablo

Killing Pablo Author Mark Bowden
ISBN-10 1903809487
Release 2002
Pages 387
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Killing Pablo charts the rise and spectacular fall of Pablo Escobar, the richest and most violent criminal in history. It exposes for the first time the massive covert operation by US Special Forces to hunt down the man described as 'the billionaire godfather of international drug trafficking'.

Killing Pablo

Killing Pablo Author Hector Akcan
Release 2002-10-18
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Killing Pablo charts the rise and spectacular fall of the Columbian drug lord, Pablo Escobar, the richest and most powerful criminal in history. The book exposes the massive illegal operation by covert US Special Forces and intelligence services to hunt down and assassinate Escobar. Killing Pablo combines the heart-stopping energy of a Tom Clancy techno-thriller and the stunning detail of award-winning investigative journalism. It is the most dramatic and detailed and account ever published of America's dirtiest clandestine war.

Killing Pablo

Killing Pablo Author Mark Bowden
ISBN-10 9783827078902
Release 2016-01-14
Pages 400
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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.

Killing Pablo Escobar jakten p v rldens m ktigaste brottsling

Killing Pablo Escobar   jakten p   v  rldens m  ktigaste brottsling Author Mark Bowden
ISBN-10 9789188171467
Release 2016-04-14
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Aldrig har en sann historia känts så mycket som en spänningsroman. Pablo Escobar var knarkkungen vars kriminella kokainimperium höll en hel nation som gisslan; ett skräckvälde som endast kunde få ett slut med Escobars död. I en intensiv och närgången berättelse avslöjar den prisbelönte journalisten Mark Bowden detaljerna om den amerikanska operationens sexton månader långa jakt på den colombianske drogkungen. Genom intervjuer med soldater, fältagenter och ämbetsmän, och med hjälp av sin insyn i topphemliga dokument och transkriptioner av Escobars telefonsamtal, skapar Bowden en gripande dokumentär berättelse. Killing Pablo Escobar har utnämnts till bästa faktabok av Overseas Press Club. Escobars liv har även aktualiserats i den populära Netflix-serien Narcos. En psykotisk safari. Daily Mail Ett mästerverk inom undersökande journalistik. The Times Mäktigt skriven och bra research. Independent on Sunday

From Pablo to Osama

From Pablo to Osama Author Michael Kenney
ISBN-10 9780271045313
Release 2010-11-01
Pages 293
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From Pablo to Osama is a comparative study of Colombian drug-smuggling enterprises, terrorist networks (including al Qaeda), and the law enforcement agencies that seek to dismantle them. Drawing on a wealth of research materials, including interviews with former drug traffickers and other hard-to-reach informants, Michael Kenney explores how drug traffickers, terrorists, and government officials gather, analyze, and apply knowledge and experience. The analysis reveals that the resilience of the Colombian drug trade and Islamist extremism in wars on drugs and terrorism stems partly from the ability of illicit enterprises to change their activities in response to practical experience and technical information, store this knowledge in practices and procedures, and select and retain routines that produce satisfactory results. Traffickers and terrorists "learn," building skills, improving practices, and becoming increasingly difficult for state authorities to eliminate. The book concludes by exploring theoretical and policy implications, suggesting that success in wars on drugs and terrorism depends less on fighting illicit networks with government intelligence and more on conquering competency traps--traps that compel policy makers to exploit militarized enforcement strategies repeatedly without questioning whether these programs are capable of producing the intended results.

K rm z Pazartesi

K  rm  z   Pazartesi Author Gabriel García Márquez
ISBN-10 9789750720444
Release 2014-01-13
Pages 112
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K rm z Pazartesi has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from K rm z Pazartesi also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full K rm z Pazartesi book for free.

The Mammoth Book of Drug Barons

The Mammoth Book of Drug Barons Author Paul Copperwaite
ISBN-10 9781849015424
Release 2011-01-27
Pages 512
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The rise - and fall - of the outlaw lords of the drug world, from the Cali Cartel, the richest, most powerful crime syndicate in history, to Britain's biggest drug baron, Curtis 'Cocky' Warren and the 'Essex Triple Murders'. From freewheeling cannabis operations to the lethal 'heaviness' of organized crime, the doings of the dealers, bouncers, bagmen and 'taxmen' - those crazy enough to extort money from drug dealers - of a ruthlessly violent underworld. Here you will find an account of the pursuit and capture of 'Mr Nice', Howard Marks (along with the complementary recollections of Mrs Marks), the story of the hunt for Pablo Escobar and an in-depth piece on cocaine production deep in the Colombian interior. This is the no-holds-barred, inside story of drug trafficking, from the Golden Triangle to the Golden Gate and from Spain's Costa del Crime to the future of conflict and prohibition with its fresh cast of Afghan warlords and central European gangsters. It examines how and why things go wrong, and the price which is paid when they do.

Drugs in American Society An Encyclopedia of History Politics Culture and the Law 3 volumes

Drugs in American Society  An Encyclopedia of History  Politics  Culture  and the Law  3 volumes Author Nancy E. Marion
ISBN-10 9781610695961
Release 2014-12-16
Pages 1163
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Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades

United States Special Operations Forces

United States Special Operations Forces Author David Tucker
ISBN-10 9780231506892
Release 2007-10-06
Pages 312
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In October and November of 2001, small numbers of soldiers from the Army Special Forces entered Afghanistan, linked up with elements of the Northern Alliance (an assortment of Afghanis opposed to the Taliban), and, in a remarkably short period of time, destroyed the Taliban regime. Trained to work with indigenous forces and personnel like the Northern Alliance, these soldiers, sometimes riding on horseback, combined modern military technology with ancient techniques of central Asian warfare in what was later described as "the first cavalry charge of the twenty-first century." In this engaging book, two national security experts and Department of Defense insiders put the exploits of America's special operation forces in historical and strategic context. David Tucker and Christopher J. Lamb offer an incisive overview of America's turbulent experience with special operations. Using in-depth interviews with special operators at the forefront of the current war on terrorism and providing a detailed account of how they are selected and trained, the authors illustrate the diversity of modern special operations forces and the strategic value of their unique attributes. From the first chapter, this book builds toward a set of recommendations for reforms that would allow special operations forces to make a greater contribution to the war on terrorism and play a more strategic role in safeguarding the nation's security. Along the way, the authors explain why special operations forces are: " Distinguished by characteristics not equally valued by their own leadership " Strategically crucial because of two mutually supporting but undeniably distinct sets of capabilities not found in conventional forces " Not to be confused with the CIA and so-called paramilitary forces, nor with the Marines and other elite forces " Unable to learn from the 1993 failed intervention in Somalia and the national-oversight issues it revealed " Better integrated into the nation's military strategy and operations than ever before but confused about their core missions in the war on terror " Not "transformed" for future challenges as many assert but rather in need of organizational reforms to realize their strategic potential Despite longstanding and growing public fascination with special operators, these individuals and the organizations that employ them are little understood. With this book, Tucker and Lamb dispel common misconceptions and offer a penetrating analysis of how these unique and valuable forces can be employed to even better effect in the future.

Amy s Dreams

Amy s Dreams Author Wes E. Samuels
ISBN-10 1453583726
Release 2010-10-30
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Amy s Dreams has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Amy s Dreams also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Amy s Dreams book for free.

The memory of Pablo Escobar

The memory of Pablo Escobar Author James Mollison
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105124092896
Release 2007-10-01
Pages 359
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The extraordinary story of the richest and most violent gangster in history-his youth, his bid for political power, his domination of the world's cocaine trade, his campaign against the Colombian state during which thousands died, his imprisonment in a luxurious private jail, his escape, and his eventual capture and shooting-is told in hundreds of photographs gathered by photographer James Mollison in Colombia. Exhaustively researched, this visual biography includes photographs from Escobar family albums, pictures by Escobar's bodyguards, pictures from police files (both shot by the police and taken in raids of Escobar's premises), and snapshots by the Federal Drug Administration officer who helped hunt Escobar down. The book contains illuminating interviews with family members, other gangsters, Colombian police and judges, and survivors of Escobar's killing sprees. The text is supplemented by contemporary photographs by Mollison of Escobar's fleet of planes, his private zoo, arms caches captured by the police, and even Escobar's prison jukebox. It is both a compelling picture story and a landmark in visual journalism.

Kill Chain

Kill Chain Author Andrew Cockburn
ISBN-10 9780805099270
Release 2015-03-10
Pages 320
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An essential and page-turning narrative on the history of drone warfare by the acclaimed author of Rumsfeld, exploring how this practice emerged, who made it happen, and the real consequences of targeted killing Assassination by drone is a subject of deep and enduring fascination. Yet few understand how and why this has become our principal way of waging war. Kill Chain uncovers the real and extraordinary story; its origins in long-buried secret programs, the breakthroughs that made UAV operations possible, the ways in which the technology works and, despite official claims, does not work. Taking the reader inside the well-guarded world of national security, the book reveals the powerful interests - military, CIA and corporate - that have led the drive to kill individuals by remote control. Most importantly of all, the book describes what has really happened when the theories underpinning the strategy -- and the multi-billion dollar contracts they spawn -- have been put to the test. Drawing on sources deep in the military and intelligence establishments, Andrew Cockburn's Kill Chain unveils the true effects, as demonstrated by bloody experience, of assassination warfare, a revelation that readers will find surprising as well as shocking.

The Finish

The Finish Author Mark Bowden
ISBN-10 9780802194107
Release 2012-10-16
Pages 304
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From Mark Bowden, the preeminent chronicler of our military and special forces, comes The Finish, a gripping account of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. With access to key sources, Bowden takes us inside the rooms where decisions were made and on the ground where the action unfolded. After masterminding the attacks of September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden managed to vanish. 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. Step by step, Bowden describes the development of a new tactical strategy to fight this war—the fusion of intel from various agencies and on-the-ground special ops. After thousands of special forces missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, the right weapon to go after bin Laden had finally evolved. By Spring 2011, intelligence pointed to a compound in Abbottabad; it was estimated that there was a 50/50 chance that Osama was there. Bowden shows how three strategies were mooted: a drone strike, a precision bombing, or an assault by Navy SEALs. In the end, the President had to make the final decision. It was time for the finish.

The North Dakota Quarterly

The North Dakota Quarterly Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000071194009
Release 1999
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The North Dakota Quarterly has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The North Dakota Quarterly also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The North Dakota Quarterly book for free.

Road Work

Road Work Author Mark Bowden
ISBN-10 9781555846091
Release 2007-12-01
Pages 480
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From the #1 New York Times bestseller Black Hawk Down to the critically acclaimed Killing Pablo, Mark Bowden has been praised for his unique, novelistic ability to put his reader in the heat of the story. His acclaimed works of investigative journalism have been published around the world to tremendous success and have sold over 3 million copies. Road Work collects Bowden’s award-winning non-fiction, from his breakout stories for the Philadelphia Inquirer to his most recent high-profile pieces in Rolling Stone, the New Yorker, and The Atlantic. Road Work takes us everywhere from a small town in Rhode Island where one of the largest cocaine rings in history is uncovered, to the Luangwa Valley in Zambia where a bold team of anti-poachers fights to save the fate of the black rhinoceros. “The Kabul-Ki Dance" invites us into the high-adrenaline world of the 391st Fighter Squadron of Idaho as it wages the air war over Afghanistan, and shows us what happens when raw emotion comes up against the clinical precision of modern war. Bowden’s high-profile look at Saddam Hussein, nominated for a National Magazine Award, shed such new and dramatic light on one of the world’s most notorious figures that it has been optioned for film. And his shocking expose on the dark art of interrogation, also nominated for a National Magazine Award, offers an insider's eye into the unique and controversial ways in which we are fighting the war on terrorism. Road Work offers fascinating glimpses into the closely guarded lives of public figures such as Al Sharpton, Norman Mailer, and Mike Schmidt, and also features the uniquely humanistic brand of sports reporting that won acclaim for Bringing the Heat. Powerfully gripping, elucidating, sometimes even wryly humorous, Road Work shows why Mark Bowden has won a reputation as a domestic and foreign reporter of the highest caliber, earning The New York Times Book Review’s praise as “a master of narrative journalism.” Tales of the Tyrant -- An intimate and compelling account of the daily life of Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein and how he wields and retains power is offered. He sleeps only four or five hours a night, keeps his desk immaculate, and tests all his food for poison.Bowden reveals that Hussein was a novelist of romantic potboilers. The Art of Interrogation - Bowden discusses effective ways of interrogation in order to gather intelligence and thwart terrorism. Among these, are the torture lite method, acid tests method, monkey orgasms, and alligator clips. Torture lite includes sleep deprivation, exposure to heat or cold, the use of drugs to cause confusion, rough treatment, and forcing a prisoner to stand for days at a time or to sit in uncomfortable positions... Bowden also explores facts and rumors-- and the complicated legal issues-- surrounding the controversial terrorist holding facility in Guantanamo Bay Kabulki Dance - A look inside the cockpit with the pilots and weapons-systems officers of the 391st Fighter Squadron. These men are the top guns of the US air war in Afghanistan. Bowden explores the emotional human's place in an impersonal, technologized war environment. Al Sharpton profile - a fascinating portrait of this controversial figure published in the Atlantic Salon Republican National Convention 2000 -- "Republicans have zeroed in on the one thing the Democrats cannot defend: Clinton's slick willy." Bowden reportes from the highly orchestrated Republican convention, in which the Republicans aim to down-play their "devisive social priorities" and portray George W. Bush as the kinder, gentler candidate. The Game of a Lifetime - A portrait of the "Turkey Game"-- the nearly century-old Thanksgiving-day high school football rivalry between the Kirkwood Pioneers and the Webster Groves Statesman of the St. Louis suburbs. This year's game will be exceptional because, with the varsity teams unavailable because of playoffs, the inexperienced but eager junior varsity teams will be put on the spot. A Beautiful Mind - Portrait of the surprising skill and mental brilliance needed to be a center, the man who snaps to the quarterback on the Philadelphia Eagles The Unkindest Cut Schmidt's Misfortune - Portrait of Philadelphia Philly half of famer Mike Schmidt, who is determined to have his best season ever when it is cut short by a devastating injury during an at-bat. The Great Potato Pick-Off Play - hilarious story about a prankster minor league ball player who is kicked off the team after substituting a potato for a baseball in an attempt to trick a baserunner into an out. Rhino - Portrait of 20 men who have had the dangerous, impossible task for two years of patroling for poachers in the Luangwa Valley of Zambia. They hope to save the 4,000 black rhinos that remain there, but their World Wildlife Fund money is running out. The Urban Gorilla - Masala, at 51-years-old the oldest gorilla in the world, is being given a new, more spaaaaaacious and natural home in the expanded Philadelphia Zoo. Bowden explores new attitudes and practices in animal captivity. Breeding the Better Cow - A Fast Food Nation-type expose on the new ways farmers are using revolutionary breeding devices such as artificial insemination, super-ovulation, and embryo transfer to make cows into little more than gigantic lactating machines. A profile of Osborndale Ivanhoe, the sire of over half of the 700,000 Holsteins in Pennsylvania Battling the Baddies in Fantasyland - "The 14 children from St. Christopher's were off to Disney World because a wealthy young woman had decided to liquidate her family's 40-year-old charitable foundation and set aside $10,000 to send them on a three-day wish trip. I went along to see how they cope with it all: the grim battle with medical odds, the frustration of being unable to protect their babies, of having to rely on doctors who aren't sure how to proceed, the dreary regimen of hospital and home, hospital and home. But these were not families burdened with grief. These were families living intensely, each day, every day, every hour." Fight to the Finish- a remarkable story of a physician who committed suicide after struggling for years with manic depression. Bowden investigates the mystery of mental depression and the difficulties of living with a victim Fight with Fame - Portrait of Norman Mailer after publication of Tough Guys Don't Dance -- one of the first writers to be struggling with fame in the modern world The Fight Rocky Lost - the Philadelphia Art Museum battles Sylvester Stallone to have a statue of him as Rocky removed from its steps Mayberry Vice - an article for Rolling Stone about an unusual drug bust in Central Falls, R.I. Cops on the Take - Bowden's first major effort in narrative journalism, a four-part Inquirer Magazine magazine series, won a National Magazine Award.

Olympic Gangster

Olympic Gangster Author Matt Rendell
ISBN-10 9781845969370
Release 2011-04-01
Pages 352
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Restlessly vital and possessed of great physical strength, José Beyaert lived many lives. During the Second World War, he boxed and trafficked arms for the Resistance on his bicycle. After it, he became an international cyclist. In 1948, a mile from the end of the Olympic road race around Windsor Park, he broke away alone to take the gold medal and started an adventure that would last the rest of his life. A Tour de France rider in the sport's golden age, José was invited to open a new velodrome in Colombia, South America. He travelled, intending to stay a month. Instead, driven by his thirst for adventure, he stayed for fifty years, becoming by turns athlete, coach, businessman, emerald-trader, logger, smuggler, perhaps even hired killer. Matt Rendell, who knew José Beyaert and met many of his family, friends and associates, tells the fascinating story of an almost-forgotten sporting hero who, incapable of living by other people's rules, lived his many lives on his own terms.