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Title:
Matar a Pablo Escobar : la caceria del criminal mas buscado del mundo
Uniform Title:
Killing Pablo. Spanish
Edition:
1. ed. de bolsillo.
Publication Information:
Barcelona : RBA Libros, 2007.
ISBN:
9788478719303
Physical Description:
460 p. ; 19 cm.
Language:
Spanish
General Note:
Reprint. Originally published: 2001.
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Killing Pablo is the inside story of the brutal rise and violent fall of the Colombian cocaine cartel kingpin, whose criminal empire held a nation of thirty million hostage--a reign of terror that would end only with his death. In an intense, up-close account, award-winning journalist Mark Bowden exposes the never-before-revealed details of how U.S. operatives led the sixteen-month manhunt.


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Matar a Pablo Escobar es la historia del brutal ascenso y violento fin del capo del narcotráfico colombiano cuyo imperio criminal aterrorizó a un país de más de treinta millones de habitantes. Mark Bowden desvela en este intenso y muy bien documentado relato, los detalles más celosamente guardados por las personas que dirigieron, durante dieciséis meses, su persecución y muerte. «Un relato irresistible, casi shakesperiano.» Los Angeles Times «Absolutamente apasionante... Mark Bowden sabe cómo hacer que la no ficción se lea como la mejor de las novelas.» The Denver Post


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Publisher's Weekly Review

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. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved