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The Resource Blow : how a small-town boy made $100 million with the Medellín cocaine cartel and lost it all, Bruce Porter

Blow : how a small-town boy made $100 million with the Medellín cocaine cartel and lost it all, Bruce Porter

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Blow : how a small-town boy made $100 million with the Medellín cocaine cartel and lost it all
Title
Blow
Title remainder
how a small-town boy made $100 million with the Medellín cocaine cartel and lost it all
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Porter
Title variation
Blow
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Tells the story of George Jung's roller coaster ride from middle-class high school football hero to the heart of Pablo Escobar's Medellin cartel -- the largest importer of the United States cocaine supply in the 1980s. Jung's early business of flying marijuana into the United States from the mountains of Mexico took a dramatic turn when he met Carlos Lehder, a young Colombian car thief with connections to the then newly born cocaine operation in his native land. Together they created a new model for selling cocaine, turning a drug used primarily by the entertainment elite into a massive and unimaginably lucrative enterprise -- one whose earnings, if legal, would have ranked the cocaine business as the sixth largest private enterprise in the Fortune 500. The ride came to a screeching halt when DEA agents and Florida police busted Jung with three hundred kilos of coke, effectively unraveling his fortune. But George wasn't about to go down alone. He planned to bring down with him one of the biggest cartel figures ever caught. With an insider account of the lurid world of international drug smuggling and a super-charged drama of one man's meteoric rise and desperate fall, Bruce Porter chronicles Jung's life using eyewitness sources
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
363.45
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Blow : how a small-town boy made $100 million with the Medellín cocaine cartel and lost it all, Bruce Porter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Second St. Martin's Griffin edition.
Extent
326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250067784
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn889524199
  • (OCoLC)889524199
Label
Blow : how a small-town boy made $100 million with the Medellín cocaine cartel and lost it all, Bruce Porter
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Second St. Martin's Griffin edition.
Extent
326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250067784
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn889524199
  • (OCoLC)889524199

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