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The Resource Short walks from Bogota : journeys in the new Colombia, Tom Feiling

Short walks from Bogota : journeys in the new Colombia, Tom Feiling

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Short walks from Bogota : journeys in the new Colombia
Title
Short walks from Bogota
Title remainder
journeys in the new Colombia
Statement of responsibility
Tom Feiling
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 the world's most notorious and least-understood countries. He talks to former guerrilla fighters and their ex-captives; women whose sons were 'disappeared' by paramilitaries; the nomadic tribe who once thought they were the only people on earth and now charge $10 for a photo; the Japanese 'emerald cowboy' who made a fortune from mining; and revels in the stories that countless ordinary Colombians tell. How did a land likened to paradise by the first conquistadores become a byword for hell on earth? Why is one of the world's most unequal nations also one of its happiest? How is it rebuilding itself after decades of violence, and how successful has the process been so far? Vital, shocking, often funny and never simplistic, Short Walks from Bogota unpicks the tangled fabric of Colombia, to create a stunning work of reportage, history and travel writing
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Feiling Tom
Dewey number
918.61
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maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Colombia
  • Colombia
  • Colombia
Target audience
adult
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Short walks from Bogota : journeys in the new Colombia, Tom Feiling
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
Control code
000050040324
Dimensions
23cm.
Extent
xv, 266 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846145834
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
1 map
Label
Short walks from Bogota : journeys in the new Colombia, Tom Feiling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
Control code
000050040324
Dimensions
23cm.
Extent
xv, 266 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846145834
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
1 map

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