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Murder city : Ciudad Juárez and the global economy's new killing fields

Author: Charles Bowden; Julián Cardona
Publisher: New York : Nation Books, ©2010.
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Ciudad Juarez lies just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. A once-thriving border town, it now resembles a failed state. Infamously known as the place where women disappear, its murder rate exceeds that of Baghdad. Last year 1,607 people were killed, a number that is on pace to increase in 2009. In Murder City, Charles Bowden, one of the few journalists who has spent extended periods of time in Juarez, has  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Bowden; Julián Cardona
ISBN: 9781568584492 1568584490
OCLC Number: 435418539
Description: xiv, 320 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue : get in the car --
Miss Sinaloa --
Dead reporter driving --
Murder artist --
Afterword --
Appendix : The river of blood.
Responsibility: Charles Bowden ; photographs by Julián Cardona.

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From the award-winning, critically acclaimed Charles Bowden, a stunning work of reportage on Ciudad Jurezthe blood-soaked town caught in the crosshairs of Mexicos escalating drug wars  Read more...

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'Murder City' leaves readers confused

by KWarren7 (WorldCat user published 2012-07-07) Fair Permalink

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Voice of Chaos in Charles Bowden’s Murder City

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Murder City Book Review

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“<a title="http://www.murdercitybook.com/?p=2" href="http://www.murdercitybook.com/?p=2">Murder City</a>,” a book written by Charles Bowden, is a unique story that deals...
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Murder City Review

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I found reading the book to be an incredibly eye opening experience. I had never understood much about the drug wars in Mexico, and suddenly...
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Murder City, another look at the drug war

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For most Americans, the War on Drugs is a hypothetical battle.  It is not fought with guns or tanks, but with political campaigns,...
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