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The Resource News of a kidnapping, Gabriel García Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman

News of a kidnapping, Gabriel García Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman

Label
News of a kidnapping
Title
News of a kidnapping
Statement of responsibility
Gabriel García Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
A powerful retelling of actual events from a turbulent period of Colombian history. 'She looked over her shoulder before getting into the car to be sure no one was following her.' Pablo Escobar: billionaire drugs baron, ruthless manipulator brutal killer and jefe of the infamous Madellin cartel. A man whose importance in the international drug trade and renown for his charitable work among the poor brought him influence and power in his home country of Colombia, and the unwanted attention of the American courts. Terrified of the new Colombian President's determination to extradite him to America, Escobar found the best bargaining tools he could find: hostages. In the winter of 1990, ten relatives of Colombian politicians, mostly women, were abducted and held hostage as Escobar attempted to strong-arm the government into blocking his extradition. Two died, the rest survived, and from their harrowing stories Marquez retells, with vivid clarity, the terror and uncertainty of those dark an volatile months
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-2014
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
García Márquez, Gabriel
Dewey number
364.15/409861
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6604.C7
LC item number
G3713 2008
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Grossman, Edith
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kidnapping
  • Hostages
  • Drug traffic
  • Drug traffic
  • Hostages
  • Kidnapping
  • Colombia
Label
News of a kidnapping, Gabriel García Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn166380105
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781400034932
Lccn
2008271273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)166380105
Label
News of a kidnapping, Gabriel García Márquez ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn166380105
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781400034932
Lccn
2008271273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)166380105

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