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Matar A Pablo Escobar (Spanish Edition) (Spanish) Hardcover – March, 2004

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This action-packed investigative report offers insightful perspective on how the Colombian street criminal, Pablo Escobar, gained unimaginable wealth and power to become the most violent cocaine kingpin and one of the world's most wanted criminals. For many years, he eluded capture with his "plata o plomo" ("bribes or bullets") approach: killing creditors, disloyal servants, and even judges and presidential candidates who stood in his way. Bowden (La caida del halcon negro [Black Hawk Down], see review on p. 45) focuses on the costly and bloody manhunt for Escobar, with the combined efforts of the CIA, FBI, DEA, the mysterious Delta Force, and the Colombian police. The 2001 English-language version made it to several best-seller charts and was praised for exposing the involvement of shadowy American squads. Molinari has translated historical and biographical works, including Mark Roseman's Holocaust account The Villa, the Lake, the Meeting (La villa, el lago, la reunion, RBA, 2002). Here, he successfully conveys Bowden's journalistic style and adds his own footnotes to explain the phenomenon of the sicarios ("young hired killers") or to identify people and entities. Molinari avoids jargons and regionalisms like the vosotros form, and his prose flows naturally. This excellent translation is highly recommended for public libraries and bookstores with readers interested in the drug war, Colombian history, and surveillance technology.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Alfaguara (March 2004)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 8479017651
  • ISBN-13: 978-8479017651
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.5 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,439,876 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Very interesting book, provides an interesting point
of view on the hunt and case built against Pablo Escobar.
But as most every book, I read it with a bit of skepticism.
Great book for spanish readers.
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Love to get "high"?. This book is for you. Find out how a man that came from obscurity became one of the 10 richest men in the planet. And you, the "dopehead", made it happen!!. Supply and demand. He destroyed the lives of millions around the planet, and is directly or directly RESPONSIBLE for the MURDERS of thousands, if not millions of people. If you care about your children, your loved ones, the future of humanity, read it. Before you read it, Google "Mexicans Decapitated" and click on images, and see the brutality of drug's supply and demand. It will curl your blood. It should prepare your mind to visualize imagery of the savagery of drugs. Highly recommended.
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Mark Bowden did an excellent job writting this book, he took care of many details described in the book with all his research and investigation good work Mark .
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More than a story on Pablo Escobar the author provide an interesting background on the history of this tumultuous country and the roots of bandidos that operate trying to simulate Robin Hood. This is combine with the political non stability of the country and his relationship with the United States. Once the author start the story of Pablo take you from his childhood to the collopse of his empire. Excellent book to learn on this topic.
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Aun no termino de leerlo pero por lo que he leido me parece muy buen libro, exelente contenido, habia cosas que no sabia y que ahorabya se. Soybun fanatico de la historia y de los protagonistas que han influido en el desarrollo de un pais.
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