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The Resource Law of the jungle : the hunt for Colombian guerrillas, American hostages, and buried treasure, John Otis

Law of the jungle : the hunt for Colombian guerrillas, American hostages, and buried treasure, John Otis

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Law of the jungle : the hunt for Colombian guerrillas, American hostages, and buried treasure
Title
Law of the jungle
Title remainder
the hunt for Colombian guerrillas, American hostages, and buried treasure
Statement of responsibility
John Otis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Truth be told, they were mostly in it for the money." On February 13, 2003, a plane carrying three American military contractors on a recon patrol crash-landed in the jungle-covered mountains of Colombia. Within minutes, FARC guerrillas swarmed the wreckage and killed the American pilot and a Colombian crew member as they tried to escape. The survivors--Marc Gonsalves, Keith Stansell, and Thomas Howes--were marched at gunpoint into the rain forest. For the next five years, they would live as hostages under the jungle canopy, facing starvation, fights with fellow hostages, and threats of execution. Veteran journalist Otis places the hostage story in its full context by exploring the inner workings of the FARC, the U.S.-backed war on drugs, and Colombia's efforts to free the rebel-held prisoners--offering a cautionary tale about the pursuit of fortune in one of the world's most dangerous places.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Otis, John
Dewey number
986.106/35092313
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6604.C72
LC item number
H696 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Howes, Tom
  • Gonsalves, Marc
  • Stansell, Keith
  • Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia
  • Americans
  • Hostages
  • Hostage negotiations
  • Guerrillas
  • Colombia
  • United States
Label
Law of the jungle : the hunt for Colombian guerrillas, American hostages, and buried treasure, John Otis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Air America -- El Gordo -- Into the wild -- The great divide -- God's little gift -- Blade creep -- Three gringos -- The lion's den -- Bonfires -- Community chest -- The messenger -- Land of Oz -- Miracle fishing -- The round-up -- The eighth plague of Valledupar -- Joan of Arc -- The dirty thirty -- Fall guys -- The one who got away -- Sideshow Hugo -- The masked avenger -- Neck and neck -- Eyes on -- The unthinkable -- Checkmate -- Passports -- Epilogue: Living to tell the tale
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 353 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780061671807
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009039212
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn419856533
Label
Law of the jungle : the hunt for Colombian guerrillas, American hostages, and buried treasure, John Otis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Air America -- El Gordo -- Into the wild -- The great divide -- God's little gift -- Blade creep -- Three gringos -- The lion's den -- Bonfires -- Community chest -- The messenger -- Land of Oz -- Miracle fishing -- The round-up -- The eighth plague of Valledupar -- Joan of Arc -- The dirty thirty -- Fall guys -- The one who got away -- Sideshow Hugo -- The masked avenger -- Neck and neck -- Eyes on -- The unthinkable -- Checkmate -- Passports -- Epilogue: Living to tell the tale
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 353 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780061671807
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009039212
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn419856533

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