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Cocaine Nation : How the White Trade Took over the World / Tom Feiling.

Feiling, Tom. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.

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Kirtland Community College Library HV 5810 .F45 2012 30775305527047 General Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781605982823
  • ISBN: 1605982822
  • Physical Description: xvi, 350 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: 1st Pegasus trade pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2012.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
How Did We Get Here? -- From Soft Drink to Hard Drug -- Building a Hard Drug Economy -- A Rush to Punish -- Cutting off the Lizard's Tail -- Supply and the Third World -- Smugglers -- The Mexican Supply Chain -- "Cocaine is the Atomic Bomb of Latin America" -- Globalization -- Where Do We Go From Here? -- The Demand for Cocaine -- Legalization -- Prospects.
Summary, etc.:
In Cocaine Nation, Tom Feiling travels the trade routes from Colombia via Miami, Kingston and Tijuana to London and New York, meeting Medellin hitmen, U.S. kingpins, Brazilian traffickers, and talking to soldiers and narcotics officers who fight the gangs and cartels. He traces cocaine's progress from legal "pick-me-up" to luxury product to global commodity, looks at legalization programs in countries such as Switzerland, and shows how America's anti-drugs crusade is actually increasing demand.
Subject: Cocaine.
Drug traffic.
Cocaine abuse.
Cocaine > History.
Cocaine abuse > History.
Cocaine industry > History.
Drug control > Corrupt practices.
Cocaine abuse > United States.
Summary: In Cocaine Nation, Tom Feiling travels the trade routes from Colombia via Miami, Kingston and Tijuana to London and New York, meeting Medellin hitmen, U.S. kingpins, Brazilian traffickers, and talking to soldiers and narcotics officers who fight the gangs and cartels. He traces cocaine's progress from legal "pick-me-up" to luxury product to global commodity, looks at legalization programs in countries such as Switzerland, and shows how America's anti-drugs crusade is actually increasing demand.

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