By Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno
Colombia's drug-fueled cycle of terror, corruption, and tragedy didn't finish with Pablo Escobar's demise in 1993. simply while Colombians have been able to circulation prior the murderous legacy of the country's cartels, a brand new, bloody bankruptcy opened up. within the overdue Nineties, right-wing paramilitary teams with shut ties to the cocaine enterprise performed a violent growth crusade, massacring, raping, and torturing thousands.
There aren't any useless Here is the harrowing tale of 3 usual Colombians who risked every thing to bare the collusion among the hot mafia and masses of the country's army and political institution: Jesús María Valle, a human rights activist who used to be murdered for exposing a dismal mystery; Iván Velásquez, a quiet prosecutor who took up Valle's reason and have become an not likely hero; and Ricardo Calderón, a dogged journalist who's nonetheless being unique for his revelations. Their groundbreaking investigations landed a 3rd of the country's Congress in criminal and fed new calls for for justice and peace that Colombia's leaders couldn't ignore.
Taking readers from the sweltering Medellín streets the place felony investigators have been hunted by means of assassins, during the geographical region the place paramilitaries burnt up complete cities, and into the corridors of the presidential palace in Bogotá, There aren't any lifeless Here is an unforgettable portrait of the valiant women and men who dared to face as much as the tide of greed, rage, and bloodlust that threatened to engulf their country.
By Samuel Johnson
By Michel Angot
Indianiste, védisant, grammairien et philologue, Michel Angot a travaillé en Inde et a appris auprès d'érudits (pandits) l. a. récitation du Veda et l. a. grammaire traditionnelle. Il a enseigné le sanskrit et l. a. littérature sanskrite à l’université de Nanterre (Paris-X) puis à l’Inalco. Membre du Centre d’études de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud (CEIAS), il anime un séminaire sur los angeles suggestion de délivrance dans les philosophies brahmaniques et bouddhistes à l’EHESS. Outre de nombreux articles, il a publié L’Inde Classique (Les Belles Lettres, 2001), l. a. Taittirîya-Upanishad avec le commentaire de Shamkara (Collège de France, 2007), et Le Yoga-Sutra de Patanjali, suivi du Yoga-Bhashya de Vyasa (Les Belles Lettres, 2008).
In the early Nineteen Twenties, a calm Swiss schoolteacher finished essentially the most awesome equestrian trips in historical past: targeté Tschiffely and his trusty steeds, Mancha and Gato, traveled the wonderful distance of 10000 miles among Buenos Aires and New York.
Tschiffely’s journey recounts the dramatic tale of that bold trip. alongside the trackless Pampas of Argentina, over Peru’s towering Andes Mountains, during the malaria infested jungles of critical the United States, around the deserts of Mexico, and directly to a rapturous welcome in far off ny, Tschiffely consists of the reader alongside on an unforgettable quest.
Although many taunted him as a idiot for bold to make a experience that had by no means been tried, the writer was once greeted as a hero through the president of the USA and given a ticker tape parade by means of the mayor of latest York urban. approximately a century later, the modest Tschiffely is respected because the so much influential lengthy Rider in history.
Tschiffely’s trip has encouraged 5 generations to swing into the saddle and search their very own equestrian event; his loved ebook continues to be the main well-known and enduring equestrian go back and forth story ever written.
“It is an engaging own narrative....Tschiffely has advised a romantic and adventurous tale.”—Kirkus Reviews
“A journey that beats the entire nice rides of truth and fiction fresh out of the field.”—The Times
Since 2012, Gene R. Nichol has traveled the size of North Carolina, undertaking countless numbers of interviews with negative humans and people operating to relieve the worst in their conditions. right here their voices problem we all to work out what's too usually invisible, to seem previous partisan divides and preconceived notions, and to hunt switch. in basic terms with a whole dedication as a society, Nichol argues, do we reach actually finishing poverty, which he calls our best challenge.