Synopses & Reviews
Cocaine is big business and getting bigger. Governments spend millions on a losing war against it, yet it's still the drug of choice in the West.
In Cocaine Nation, Tom Feiling travels the trade routes from Colombia via Miami, Kingston, and Tijuana to London and New York. Cutting through the myths about the white trade, this is the story of cocaine as it's never been told before.
"An important study of the cultivation, usage, and suppression of cocaine. The book reads like a dramatic dispatch from the front line of a battle that can never be won." Financial Times
"Studying the cultivation, distribution, and use of cocaine, he probes the drug's meteoric rise in sales and traces traffic from Colombian coca fields to Miami, Kingston, Tijuana, London, and New York. A well-researched survey of the subject." Publishers Weekly
"Tom Feiling may well be the new Paul Theroux. He has written a vivid, argumentative, and arresting book. He marshals his evidence with a calm, elegant clarity." The Observer (London)
Cutting through the myths about the white trade, this is the story of cocaine as it's never been told before.
About the Author
Tom Feiling is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. He spent a year working in South America where he made Resistencia: Hip-Hop in Colombia, which won numerous awards at film festivals around the world. He now lives in London where he is a director for 'Justice for Colombia,' which defends human rights in Colombia. Cocaine Nation is his first book.