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BLOW is the unlikely story of George Jung's roller coaster ride from middle-class high school football hero to the heart of Pable Escobar's Medellin cartel-- the largest importer of the United States cocaine supply in the 1980s. Jung's early business of flying marijuana into the United States from the mountains of Mexico took a dramatic turn when he met Carlos Lehder, a young Colombian car thief with connections to the then newly born cocaine operation in his native land. Together they created a new model for selling cocaine, turning a drug used primarily by the entertainment elite into a massive and unimaginably lucrative enterprise-- one whose earnings, if legal, would have ranked the cocaine business as the sixth largest private enterprise in the Fortune 500.

The ride came to a screeching halt when DEA agents and Florida police busted Jung with three hundred kilos of coke, effectively unraveling his fortune. But George wasn't about to go down alone. He planned to bring down with him one of the biggest cartel figures ever caught.

With a riveting insider account of the lurid world of international drug smuggling and a super-charged drama of one man's meteoric rise and desperate fall, Bruce Porter chronicles Jung's life using unprecedented eyewitness sources in this critically acclaimed true crime classic.


Soon to be a major motion picture from New Line Cinema, "Blow" is the story of George Jung, a small-town boy who made $100 million with the Medellin Cocaine Cartel as its importer to the United States in the 1970s and lost it all.

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Bruce Porter, a former newspaper reporter and editor of Newsweek, teaches at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He has also written for The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Playboy, and Connoisseur, among other publications.

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When i saw the movie blow, i thought it was one of the most interesting movie i have ever seen. when i did research on the matter, i found this book, and i really like how much detail and 'behind the scenes' there are.
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Porter, Bruce
St. Martin's Griffin
New York
Other Miscellaneous Crimes
Organized crime
Cocaine industry
Medellin Cartel.
General True Crime
General True Crime
Cocaine industry -- Colombia.
Organized crime -- United States.
Crime - True Crime
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Revised Edition
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Revised and Rev
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Publication Date:
February 2001
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Plus one 8-page bandw insert
8.8 x 6.49 x 0.87 in

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