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Short walks from Bogotá : journeys in the new Colombia

Author: Tom Feiling
Publisher: London ; New York : Allen Lane, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For decades, Colombia was the 'narcostate'. Now travel to Colombia and South America is on the rise, and it's seen as one of the rising stars of the global economy. Where does the truth lie? Writer and journalist Tom Feiling, author of the acclaimed study of cocaine "The Candy Machine", has journeyed throughout Colombia, down roads that were until recently too dangerous to travel, to paint a fresh picture of one of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Feiling
ISBN: 9781846145834 184614583X 1846145848 9781846145841
OCLC Number: 800863424
Description: xv, 266 p. : map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. The View from Bogota --
2. Meeting the McCormicks --
3. The Last Nomads --
4. An Imaginary Place between Macondo and Medellin --
5. The Armed Stragglers --
6. Downriver to Mompos --
7. Going Back to San Carlos --
8.NN': No Name --
9. From Valledupar to the Cape --
10. The Emerald Cowboy.
Responsibility: Tom Feiling.

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For decades, Colombia was the narcostate. Now travel to Colombia and South America is on the rise, and it's seen as one of the rising stars of the global economy. The author has journeyed throughout  Read more...

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Books of the Year 2012 -- Boyd Tonkin The Independent Creates a portrait of Colombia that is perceptive, unsensational, and full of humanity ... Feiling is a brilliant reporter, lucid, unflinching, Read more...

 
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