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Drug Lord A True Story - The Life and Death of a Mexican Kingpin

ISBN-10: 1933693851
ISBN-13: 9781933693859
Edition: 3rd 2010
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
Publication date: 11/30/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

"Drug Lordis the real thing. Raw, immediate, indispensable."—Don Winslow, author ofThe Power of DogandCalifornia Fire and Life"The [drug smuggling] business goes on, the slaughtered dead pile up, the US agencies continue to ratchet up their budgets, the prisons grow larger and all the real rules of the game are in this book, some kind of masterpiece."—Charles Bowden, from the introduction"Pablo Acosta was a living legend in his Mexican border town of Ojinaga. He smuggled tremendous amounts of drugs into the United States; he survived numerous attempts on his power—and his life—by rivals; and he blessed the town with charity and civic improvements. He was finally slain in 1987 during a raid by Mexican officials with the cooperation of US law enforcement. Poppa has turned out a detailed and exciting book, covering in depth Acosta's life; the other drug factions that battled with him; the village of Ojinaga; and the logistics of the drug operation. The result is a nonfiction account with enough greed, treachery, shoot-outs, and government corruption to fascinate true crime and crime fiction readers alike. Highly recommended."—Library JournalTerrence E. Poppa, an award-winning journalist, was a finalist for a 1987 Pulitzer Prize for his investigations into the connection between crime and government in Mexico. He was featured inStandoff in Mexico, a PBS production about fraudulent elections in Mexico. Due to his unique insights into the world of Mexican drug trafficking, Poppa has been widely interviewed on radio and television, includingLarry King LiveandThe O'Reilly Factor.

Charles Bowden was born in Joliet, Illinois on July 20, 1945. He received an undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona and a master's degree in American intellectual history from the University of Wisconsin. He completed work toward his doctorate there but walked out while defending his dissertation, because he was frustrated with what he felt were uninformed questions from his review committee. He was a reporter for The Tucson Citizen in the early 1980s. He wrote several books during his lifetime including Down by the River: Drugs, Money, Murder and Family, Ju�rez: The Laboratory of Our Future, A Shadow in the City: Confessions of an Undercover Drug Warrior, Murder City: Ciudad Ju�rez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields, and Blood Orchid: An Unnatural History of America. He died on August 30, 2014 at the age of 69.

Preface
Introduction
La Plaza
Ojinaga
Coup D'etat
Contrabandistas
The United States V. Pablo Acosta
La Plaza
Interregnum
License to Traffic
Blood Feud
Gunslingers
Death in the Desert
Padrino
The Organization
Smugglers
Bonnie
Clyde
First Week of July
Search and Rescue
North-South Dialogue
Reign of Terror
The New Miami
Mimi's Miracle Ranch
Death of a Drug Lord
White Goddess
Informant
Pablo Talks
Surrender?
Comandante Calderoni
Santa Elena
Epilogue
Index

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