This book is a good read for those interested in this very interesting and troubled country.
The author does a great job of providing a great historical account of life in Colombia throughout the turning points in its history.
Anyone who is truly interested in understanding the dark complexities of the civil war in Colombia must read this book.
The most balanced thorough review of the roots of Colombia's conflict in a very interesting and readable work. Its a few years old but still extremely relevant.Published 14 months ago by kc
I work with nonprofits in Colombia and share this book with people traveling with me to help them better understand the culture, personality, and history of the country. Read morePublished 16 months ago by ENM
I have given this book 5 stars because it gave me exactly what I was looking for -- a basic understanding of Colombia's modern history. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Rooster911
"More Terrible Than Death : Violence, Drugs, and America's War in Columbia" is not for the faint of heart. Robin Kirk provides an honest look at Columbia for the outsider. Read morePublished on June 19, 2009 by Michael Griswold
Having lived and studied in Colombia, I appreciate the honesty of this book. It delivers the facts and acknowledges biases openly. Read morePublished on May 7, 2009 by BookWorm NW
For people who want details about the problems in Colombia, this book is for them. It presents many names and details about drug trafficking, politics, and other issues... Read morePublished on December 12, 2008 by Jane F. Boxell
Describing the nature of the colombian conflict, and what it has morphed into after raging for over half-a-century across the colombian landscape and psyche Robin Kirk focused her... Read morePublished on January 14, 2008 by Luis A. Parra
The title and cover may fool potential readers into assuming Kirk's work to be just another account of vomitous atrocities and bloodshed committed by paramilitaries, while the... Read morePublished on April 23, 2006 by Spirito
Even though the author is a liberal human rights activist, she makes plenty of strong points in this book. The civil war in Colombia in which the U.S. Read morePublished on January 13, 2006 by Kevin M Quigg