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The Candy Machine

How Cocaine Took Over The World

Tom Feiling Adrian Mulraney Prithvi Varatharajan

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Bolinda
28 August 2011
Humanities; Drug & substance abuse: social aspects; Drugs trade & trafficking
In The Candy Machine Tom Feiling travels the trade routes from Colombia via Miami, Kingston and Tijuana to London and New York. He meets Medellin hitmen, US kingpins, Brazilian traffickers and talks to soldiers and narcotics officers who fight the gangs and cartels. He traces cocaine's progress from legal 'pick-me-up' to luxury product to global commodity, looks at legalization programmes in countries like Switzerland, and shows how America's anti-drugs crusade is actually increasing demand.

Cutting through the myths about the white market, this is the story of cocaine as it's never been told before.
By:   Tom Feiling
Producer:   Prithvi Varatharajan
Read by:   Adrian Mulraney
Imprint:   Bolinda
Country of Publication:   Australia
Edition:   Unabridged
ISBN:   9781743100318
ISBN 10:   1743100310
Publication Date:   28 August 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   CD-Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for The Candy Machine: How Cocaine Took Over The World

It's hard to decide if Tom Feilings future lies as a QC or the new Paul Theroux. -- The Sunday Telegraph I've read a few documentary accounts of the rise of cocaine and this might be the best of them. It's clear sharp and solid. Very well told. -- The Evening Standard A vivid, argumentative, arresting book based on extensive interviews with people involved in the cocaine routes which run from Colombia to American and British cities. -- The Telegraph


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