Cocaine Nation : How the White Trade Took over the World
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|Kirtland Community College Library||HV 5810 .F45 2012||30775305527047||General Collection||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781605982823
- ISBN: 1605982822
xvi, 350 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: 1st Pegasus trade pbk. ed.
- Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2012.
|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.|
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Cocaine is big business and getting bigger. Governments spend millions on a losing war against it, yet it's still the drug of choice in the West.In Cocaine Nation, Tom Feiling travels the trade routes from Colombia via Miami, Kingston, and Tijuana to London and New York. Cutting through the myths about the white trade, this is the story of cocaine as it's never been told before.