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Our Guerrillas, Our Sidewalks: A Journey into the Violence of Colombia (Paperback)
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Our Guerrillas, Our Sidewalks: A Journey into the Violence of Colombia (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 04/03/2003
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This remarkable book tells the story of one man's kidnapping in Colombia from the first-person perspectives of all those involved: the guerrillas, the victim, his wife, his friends, and his brother-in-law, Herbert Braun. In this second edition, the author has added a new chapter that recounts the endurance of Colombia and Colombians in the face of escalating kidnapping and violence, explores the current political situation in Colombia, and reevaluates his own complex response to the guerrillas.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742518605
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 230 x 145 x 17 mm
Edition: Second Edition


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Our Guerrillas, Our Sidewalks offers considerable insight into, and analysis of, contemporary Latin American history, touching upon politics, violence, and guerrilla activity. The author has an easy writing style: crisp, fast-paced, and designed to hold your attention to the very end. -- Michael J. LaRosa, Rhodes College * Journal Of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs *
An intense meditation on the tortured history of a Colombia marked by a decades-long bloodletting known as La Violencia. Narrated by the participants themselves, the story of the abduction masterfully intertwines the human drama with the historical context within which it unfolded. * Washington Report On The Hemisphere *
Herbert 'Tico' Braun demonstrates the intense ambivalence permeating the Columbian conflict in the updated and expanded edition in his 1994 book, Our Guerillas, Our Sidewalks. It chronicles the 1988 kidnapping by the Ejercito de Liberacion Nacional (ELN) of his brother-in-law, Jake Gambini, a Texas-born oilman and longtime resident of Columbia. . . . Braun writes in a journal-entry form, recording his raw feelings and cogent observations, and includes clippings from the press and other sources. -- W. John Green, Council on Hemisperic Affairs * Latin American Research Review *
Tico Braun's brother-in-law Jake is kidnapped and it is Braun's job to negotiate his freedom. His book about it is much more than a tense thriller. Rich, wise, sharp-eyed, and human, it's the diary of a nightmare journey taken by Jake, his family, and Braun's beloved Colombia. -- Tina Rosenberg, author of Children of Cain: Violence and the Violent in Latin America

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