News of A Kidnapping

News of A Kidnapping

Book - 1997
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Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1997
ISBN: 9780375400513
0375400516
Characteristics: 291 p. ; 25 cm

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Jan 14, 2016

Brilliant account of what happened in 1990 when Pablo Escobar kidnapped 10 persons on Colombia's A-list in a brazen attempt to avoid being extradited to the US. Tells the story of several of the victims from their personal perspective, what happened to them, and how Escobar managed to pull a fast one on his country's authorities when he finally agreed to turn himself in. Well written, with an eye on the media and their role in the crisis as well.

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Oct 07, 2015

A fast-paced account of the many kidnappings in the early 1990's in Columbia. The chapters were originally published in newspapers, and the whole tone reflects that.

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