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The Resource Murder city : Ciudad Juárez and the global economy's new killing fields, Charles Bowden ; photographs by Julián Cardona

Murder city : Ciudad Juárez and the global economy's new killing fields, Charles Bowden ; photographs by Julián Cardona

Label
Murder city : Ciudad Juárez and the global economy's new killing fields
Title
Murder city
Title remainder
Ciudad Juárez and the global economy's new killing fields
Statement of responsibility
Charles Bowden ; photographs by Julián Cardona
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ciudad Juarez lies just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. A once-thriving border town, it now resembles a failed state. Infamously known as the place where women disappear, its murder rate exceeds that of Baghdad. Last year 1,607 people were killed, a number that is on pace to increase in 2009. In Murder City, Charles Bowden, one of the few journalists who has spent extended periods of time in Juarez, has written an extraordinary account of what happens when a city disintegrates. Interweaving stories of its inhabitants, a raped beauty queen, a repentant hitman, a journalist fleeing for his life with a broader meditation on the town's descent into anarchy, Bowden reveals how Juarez's culture of violence will not only worsen, but inevitably spread north
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
364.152/3097216
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5840.M42
LC item number
C5826 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Murder city : Ciudad Juárez and the global economy's new killing fields, Charles Bowden ; photographs by Julián Cardona
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
435418539
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 320 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781568584492
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010001716
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)435418539
Label
Murder city : Ciudad Juárez and the global economy's new killing fields, Charles Bowden ; photographs by Julián Cardona
Publication
Control code
435418539
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 320 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781568584492
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010001716
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)435418539

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