Walking Ghosts: Murder and Guerrilla Politics in Colombia, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Walking Ghosts

Murder and Guerrilla Politics in Colombia, 1st Edition

By Steven Dudley


258 pages | 30 B/W Illus.

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First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


"A brave, meticulously researched story of missed opportunities, treachery and revenge, and the burden of history on a country that has rarely known peace." -- Scott Wilson, the Washington Post

"…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

"Meticulously reported, Walking Ghosts…leaves the reader on the edge of his seat." -- Juan Forero, New York Times

"…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

"…an engrossing, sometimes hair-raising account of Colombia's bloody, overlapping conflicts." -- Roane Carey, The Nation

About the Author

For five years, Steven Dudley filed regular dispatches from Colombia for The Washington Post, National Public Radio and The Economist. His longer articles have also appeared in The American Prospect, The Columbia Journalism Review, The Nation, In These Times and The Progressive. He now lives in Miami.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General