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eBook The Accountant's Story: Inside the Violent World of the Medellín Cartel download ISBN: 0446178942
Author: David Fisher
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; 1 edition (February 11, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 304
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Kings of Cocaine: Inside the Medellín Cartel - An Astonishing True Story of Murder, Money and International . The book has extremely interesting material, like how the Medellin would soak jeans or timber with coke to transport them past US security.

Kings of Cocaine: Inside the Medellín Cartel - An Astonishing True Story of Murder, Money and International Corruption. But anyone looking for a pure tale about the Cartel of Pablo Escobar is going to be deeply frustrated with this book. It is filled with little tid bits of Roberto's life that have not a thing to do with the cartel and he does not follow a timeline. Moreover, he will begin talking about a particular event, and then just randomly start talking about how great he or his brother is.

Due to the sensitive nature of the material disclosed in this book, some names and identifying characteristics have been changed.

Arguably the largest and most successful criminal enterprise in history, at times the Medellin drug cartel was smuggling 15 tons of cocaine a day, worth more than half a billion dollars, into the United States. Due to the sensitive nature of the material disclosed in this book, some names and identifying characteristics have been changed.

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Author: Escobar Roberto Fisher David.

Author(s): Roberto Escobar Gaviria, David Fisher (Contributor). Published February 25th 2009 by Grand Central Publishing. David Fisher (With). ISBN: 0446178926 (ISBN13: 9780446178921). Author(s): Roberto Escobar Gaviria, David Fisher. ISBN: 0446543691 (ISBN13: 9780446543699).

At the height of his reign, Pablo's multibillion-dollar operation smuggled tons of cocaine each week into countries all over the world. Roberto writes about the incredible violence of the cartel, but he also writes of the humanitarian side of his brother.

Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. It's all here - the brutal violence inside the world of the drug cartel, dealing with American drug forces and the CIA, the problems the Escobars faced when going up against the Colombian mafia, even Pablo's moments of kindness and compassion towards less fortunate countrymen in Colombia. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read.

Roberto writes about the incredible violence of the cartel, but he also writes of the humanitarian side of his . Yet he was responsible for the horrible deaths of thousands of people.

Roberto writes about the incredible violence of the cartel, but he also writes of the humanitarian side of his brother. In short, this is the story of a world of riches almost beyond mortal imagination, and in his own words, Roberto Escobar tells all: building a magnificent zoo at Pablo's opulent home, the brothers' many escapes into the jungles of Colombia, devising ingenious methods to smuggle tons of cocaine into the United States, bribing officials with literally millions of dollars-and building.

Описание: The incredible true story of the rise and reign of Pablo Escobar, the most wanted criminal in history, told by the one man who was with him every step of the way - his brother Roberto. In this book, he presents a man of contradictions - generosity and infinite love for his family; yet capable of extreme acts of cruelty and violence.

Pablo Escobar and the Medellâin drug cartel formed the greatest criminal empire of all time. At its peak, in the 1980s, Forbes pegged the Escobar fortune at a cool $6 billion. Pablo's older brother Roberto, the author of this book, says that actually the Escobars were worth far more than that. (He notes, for instance, that the family was trafficking so much cocaine that they spent $1,000 a week just on rubber bands to hold together their bundles of cash.) Here he offers far more than diverting contrabandtrivia, presenting us with an insider's view of a murderous enterprise that outflanked governments on several continents. One of the most astonishing true crime books of the decade.--From publisher description.
Comments: (7)
Chillhunter
Fascinating! Incredible political and economic statement. If readers have seen how much of the world systems operate, they would appreciate the brilliant logic behind Pablo's big-picture, as described by his brother. The bottom line: Pablo exported poison out of his country and imported cash to (at least partially) distribute among the majority of the population which are abandoned by a corrupt system, regardless of government du jour. As is common in any economical system without access to the system of rules and laws (or absence thereof), a system of checks and balances, however unconventional, evolved to equilibrate the flow of "business". Pablo's ties to the continental communist (which was mainly composed of the poorest) seem to have done the most to make him the prime target of the US anger.

It is also very fascinating that the corruption even extended to the US and Canadian government systems; although there appeared to be concrete competing correcting system of check and balances in these countries. The fight continues unabated!
JUST DO IT
Great recap of many already written events and MANY MANY new events previously unknown. I️ was with Don Roberto at his home overlooking Medellín in early October ‘17. I️ only wish I️ had already read this book prior to that, as I️ would have had SO MANY questions to ask him. But I will cherish the photo opp he afforded me.
Ann
I remember Pablo Escobar in the headlines as a teenager, he sounded like a horrible monster. We, in the US, were never told about the good things he did for his country, and his people. This book is written the way I imagine Roberto speaks English, a bit broken and choppy, but once you read a chapter or two it feels natural. I enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone interested in finding out about the other side of Pablo Escobar.
Cala
It's so interesting to see the inside world of the Columbian drug trade. Mr. Escobar seemed a little less evil after he built entire neighboorhoods on his own dime and just gave it away to poor people. The book explains that whole ordeal which I thought was 3 dimensional. This is coming from a 40 year old middle class American. The part where they covered up the secret jungle runways with villages blew my mind away. How Pablo escaped from the prison on the hill was thrilling.
Nenayally
This was an amazing book. Pablo was a very inspirational man. You will find yourself unable to put this book down. At times you will be filled with sadness or anger, but then other times you will be filled with joy.

GREAT BOOK! I learned some things that have helped in my business plus personal life.
Cel
Review in one sentence: 70% of the content is awesome, 30% is mediocre at best; of the awesome content, 40% is highly debatable (whether or not Roberto is lying/exaggerating / or whatever).

The book has extremely interesting material, like how the Medellin would soak jeans or timber with coke to transport them past US security. But anyone looking for a pure tale about the Cartel of Pablo Escobar is going to be deeply frustrated with this book. It is filled with little tid bits of Roberto's life that have not a thing to do with the cartel and he does not follow a timeline. Moreover, he will begin talking about a particular event, and then just randomly start talking about how great he or his brother is.

The most defining thing about this book is that it is written by a latin man. Moroever, this latin man is discussing his brother's life. So it is deeply emotional and calling it bias would be an understatement.

Lastly, I dont know why, but I just found the ending to be God awful (he does not end with Pablo's death, he goes on about other things). Personally, I was four pages away from the end and I had to FORCE myself to read each page.

Worth a read. Not the best book in the world.
Wohald
poorly written. but a deep insight into the columbian drug world and worse its horrible corrupt government and legal systems
I really enjoyed this book. Roberto comes off as an honest man and I did not doubt his recollection of events when reading this book. I feel that Pablo was a respectable man after reading this book. The people who died at his hands because they crossed him deserved their fate. The innocents in the crossfire did not. Roberto does not glorify the killings in this book, just explains why they happened.