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The Resource In the shadow of Saint Death : the Gulf Cartel and the price of America's drug war in Mexico, Michael Deibert

In the shadow of Saint Death : the Gulf Cartel and the price of America's drug war in Mexico, Michael Deibert

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In the shadow of Saint Death : the Gulf Cartel and the price of America's drug war in Mexico
Title
In the shadow of Saint Death
Title remainder
the Gulf Cartel and the price of America's drug war in Mexico
Statement of responsibility
Michael Deibert
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"With the war between the Mexican state and the drug traffickers operating within its borders having claimed over 70,000 lives since 2006, noted journalist and author Michael Deibert zeroes in on the story of the notorious Gulf Cartel, their deadly war with their former allies Los Zetas, the cartels' connections in Mexican politics and what its trajectory means for Mexico's--and America's--future. Punctuated by the disappearance of busloads of full of people from Mexican highways, heavy-weapon firefights in once-picturesque colonial towns and the discovery of mass graves, nowhere has the violence of Mexico's drug war been more intense than directly across the border from East Texas, the scene of a scorched-earth war between two of Mexico's largest drug trafficking organizations: the Gulf Cartel, a criminal body with roots stretching back to Prohibition, and Los Zetas, a group famous for their savagery and largely made up of deserters form Mexico's armed forces. From the valleys and sierras of rural Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon to the economic hub of Monterrey, the violence rivals anything seen in the more well-known narco war in Ciudad Juarez, 830 miles to the west. Combining dozens of interviews that the author has conducted over the last six years in Mexico and other countries in the region along with a vast reserve of secondary source material, In the Shadow of Saint Death gives U.S. readers the story of the war being waged along our border in the voices of the cartel hitmen, law enforcement officials, politicians, shopkeepers, migrants and children living inside of it year-round. Through their stories, the book will pose provocative questions about the direction and consequence of U.S. drug policy and the militarized approach to combating the narcotics trade on both sides of the border"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Deibert, Michael
Dewey number
363.450972
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5831.M46
LC item number
D45 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drug traffic
  • Drug dealers
  • Cartels
  • Drug control
  • Drug control
  • Drug traffic
  • Violence
  • Interviews
  • Mexican-American Border Region
Label
In the shadow of Saint Death : the Gulf Cartel and the price of America's drug war in Mexico, Michael Deibert
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The Frontier -- The Rise of the Gulf Cartel -- Enter Los Zetas -- No Truce and No Quarter -- La Zona Libre -- By Fair Means or Foul -- Breaking Up -- Enemies Everywhere -- The Ghosts of San Fernando -- States of Siege -- The Highway of Death -- Casino Royale -- Veracruz -- Messages -- The Executioner's Song -- Day of the Dead -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 316 pages
Isbn
9780762791255
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014011008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
In the shadow of Saint Death : the Gulf Cartel and the price of America's drug war in Mexico, Michael Deibert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The Frontier -- The Rise of the Gulf Cartel -- Enter Los Zetas -- No Truce and No Quarter -- La Zona Libre -- By Fair Means or Foul -- Breaking Up -- Enemies Everywhere -- The Ghosts of San Fernando -- States of Siege -- The Highway of Death -- Casino Royale -- Veracruz -- Messages -- The Executioner's Song -- Day of the Dead -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 316 pages
Isbn
9780762791255
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014011008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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