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Marc Caputo

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The Year of Dangerous Days
Riots, Refugees, and Cocaine in Miami 1980
Nicholas Griffin - Jul 14, 2020
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The harrowing story of the rise and fall of one of America’s most popular destination cities—rife with police brutality, a drug epidemic, and a bulging refugee crisis—Miami 1980 is a riveting blend of urgent social commentary and cinematic drama, from the award-winning journalist and author of Ping Pong Diplomacy.Today, Miami, Florida, famed for it...
Marc Caputo
Sep 05, 2020
As a lifelong Floridian and longtime Miami resident, I can’t recommend this book enough from @GriffNicholas: “The Year of Dangerous Days: Riots, Refugees, and Cocaine in Miami 1980” So good      source
The Cat Inside
William S. Burroughs - Jan 29, 2002 (first published in 1986)
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Best known for the wild, phantasmagoric satire of works like Naked Lunch, William S. Burroughs reveals another, gentler side in The Cat Inside. Originally published as a limited-edition volume, this moving and witty discourse on cats combines deadpan routines and dream passages with a heartwarming account of Burroughs's unexpected friendships with ...
Marc Caputo
Jan 19, 2020
@goldengateblond @CelticWombat You’re welcome. It’s a fantastic book, btw      source
Secrets of the Temple
How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country
William Greider - Nov 01, 1987
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This book by an eminent journalist tells the story of the wrenching changes that the US economy has been put thru during the Reagan administration.Secrets of the TempleThe Choice of Wall StreetIn the Temple A Pact with the DevilBehavior ModificationThe Liberal ApologyThe Roller Coaster The Money Question The God Almighty DollarDemocratic Money The ...
Marc Caputo
Dec 27, 2019
Greider’s “Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country” is a must read. I never thought a book about the fed could be a page-turner, but he did it      source
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Cocaine
An Unauthorized Biography
Dominic Streatfeild - Jun 26, 2002 (first published in 2001)
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On May 16th, 1499 Amerigo Vespucci set sail for the New World. Three months later, having navigated his way along the coastline of Brazil, he washed up on an idyllic desert island fifteen leagues from the mainland. There he was appalled to discover a tribe of hideous Indians, their mouths stuffed full of leaves "like beasts." The leaves were coca, ...
Marc Caputo
May 19, 2018
@sea77king Book is ok. If you read any book on the topic, it’s “Cocaine: an unauthorized biography”      source
Gangster Warlords
Drug Dollars, Killing Fields, and the New Politics of Latin America
Ioan Grillo - Jan 19, 2016
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On a ranch south of Texas, the man known as The Executioner leaves five hundred body parts in metal barrels. In Brazil's biggest city, a mysterious prisoner orders hit men to gun down forty-one police officers and prison guards in two days. In southwest Mexico, a meth maker is venerated as a saint while enforcing Old Testament justice on his enemie...
Marc Caputo
Apr 18, 2017
One of the best books about MS-13 and Latin American violence, "Gangster Warlords," is by @ioangrillo      source