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ISBN-10: 1568586450
ISBN-13: 9781568586458
Publisher: Bold Type Books
Publish Date: 03/22/2011
Dimensions: 8.10" L, 5.50" W, 1.00" H

Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy’s New Killing Fields

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Overview

Ciudad Juarez lies just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. A once-thriving border town, it now resembles a failed state. Infamously known as the place where women disappear, its murder rate exceeds that of Baghdad.

In Murder City, Charles Bowden-one of the few journalists who spent extended periods of time in Juarez-has written an extraordinary account of what happens when a city disintegrates. Interweaving stories of its inhabitants-a beauty queen who was raped, a repentant hitman, a journalist fleeing for his life-with a broader meditation on the town’s descent into anarchy, Bowden reveals how Juarez’s culture of violence will not only worsen, but inevitably spread north.

Heartbreaking, disturbing, and unforgettable, Murder City was written at the height of his powers and established Bowden as one of America’s leading journalists.

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Details

ISBN-10: 1568586450
ISBN-13: 9781568586458
Publisher: Bold Type Books
Publish Date: 03/22/2011
Dimensions: 8.10" L, 5.50" W, 1.00" H
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