More Terrible Than Death

More Terrible Than Death : Drugs, Violence, and America's War in Colombia

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More Terrible Than Death is a gripping work that maps the dramatic new relationship between the United States and Colombia in human terms, using portraits of the Colombians and Americans involved, the author's experiences in Colombia as a writer and human rights investigator and an insider's analysis of the political realities that shape the expanding war on drugs and the growing U.S. military presence there. Looking at the war from the ground up, interviewing and profiling human rights activists, guerrillas, and paramilitaries to explain how it has changed their lives, Robin Kirk gives depth and meaning to the headlines that leave unexplained the intimate dimension of the U.S./Colombian relationship.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 139.7 x 205.74 x 22.86mm | 408.23g
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1586482076
  • 9781586482077
  • 603,634

About Robin Kirk

Robin Kirk is a researcher on Colombia for Human Rights Watch and has written or contributed to more than twelve reports on Peru and Colombia. An award-winning journalist, Kirk is the author of The Monkey Paw: New Chronicles from Peru and a co-editor of The Peru Reader: History, Culture, Politics. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.
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"Kirk's book features dramatic, often funny, and sometimes terrifying tales of her travels as a human rights researcher in Colombia.. She does a remarkable job of synthesizing Colombian history for a U.S. audience... Well-written and wide-ranging, [MTTD] offer[s] something to novice readers and Latin American experts alike."
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161 ratings
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