Walking Ghosts: Murder and Guerrilla Politics in Colombia

Synopsis

'An authoritative work of modern history which is also a nail-biting page turner ... Dudley writes with an appealing blend of passion and honesty and his book is absolutely riveting.' - Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker nbsp; 'Essential reading for anyone who wants to fully understand the causes of Latin America's longest-running civil war. A brave and unflinching book.' - Joseph Contreras, Newsweek Faced-paced and highly accessible, Walking Ghosts presents a window intonbsp;one of the most fascinating and deadlynbsp;conflicts of our time.nbsp; Steven Dudley unpicks the complicated conflict between the Colombian government and FARC, the country's largest and most powerful guerrila group. He focuses on the compelling stories of key actorsnbsp;- politicians, drug kingpins, revolutionaries and killersnbsp;- in this strugglenbsp;that has plagued Colombia for the past fifty years. Dudley has seen this war up close: dead bodies, paramiltaries, victims, guerillasnbsp;and survivors.nbsp;He has witnessed political parties grappling for power by any means necessary, spoken to all sides and asked the tough questions to delivernbsp;this definitive new account. nbsp;