True Crime Bruce Porter Blow

ISBN 13: 9780061091643

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This mesmerizing true account details the freewheeling evolution of the cocaine trade, following the career of a high school football star from a middle-class suburb who became a drug kingpin. George Jung began as a small-time dope dealer but was soon operating a scheme that grossed $35 billion annually--until his arrest in 1985. 8-page insert.

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"Extraordinarily interesting...Mr. Porter has done an excellent job telling the tale of a very unusual entrepreneur."-- "The New York Times Book Review"
"Porter has written an undeniably entertaining book--a "People" Magazine article writ large, with a dose of "Miami Vice" and more than we need to know about kinky sex between Jung and his companera, Mirtha."--"The Boston Sunday Globe
""The story belongs to anyone who has ever savored a well-told tale of adventure, greed, deceit, and revenge. Best of all, it's true."-- "Houston Chronicle"
"An eye-opening, often hilarious account . . . larded with anecdotes"--"Toronto Star
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"A sleigh-ride-to-hell story of how '60s hippie innocence turned into '80s megadepravity...finely researched, told with pizzazz."-- "Kirkus Reviews
""With drama and detail, former Newsweek writer Porter reconstructs the fast, amoral life of George Jung . . . adventures with stacks of cash, kinky sex, and dangerous deals hold voyeuristic fascination." --"Publishers Weekly
""An incredible tale that traces Jung's beginnings as a hippie marijuana smuggler in California to the top of the cocaine trade."--"Houston Post
""Bruce Porter tells a powerful story and doesn't pull his punches. You have to keep reminding yourself it isn't fiction."--"Detroit Free Press
""Told with such flair, one can't turn the pages fast enough."--"Chicago Daily Southtown Star
""Fascinating, sometimes humorous, sometimes titillating, and always intriguing . . . a page-turner, thanks to Porter's easy-to-read style."--"News-Press," Glendale, CA

Extraordinarily interesting...Mr. Porter has done an excellent job telling the tale of a very unusual entrepreneur. "The New York Times Book Review"

Porter has written an undeniably entertaining book--a "People" Magazine article writ large, with a dose of "Miami Vice" and more than we need to know about kinky sex between Jung and his companera, Mirtha. "The Boston Sunday Globe"

The story belongs to anyone who has ever savored a well-told tale of adventure, greed, deceit, and revenge. Best of all, it's true. "Houston Chronicle"

An eye-opening, often hilarious account . . . larded with anecdotes "Toronto Star"

A sleigh-ride-to-hell story of how '60s hippie innocence turned into '80s megadepravity...finely researched, told with pizzazz. "Kirkus Reviews"

With drama and detail, former Newsweek writer Porter reconstructs the fast, amoral life of George Jung . . . adventures with stacks of cash, kinky sex, and dangerous deals hold voyeuristic fascination. "Publishers Weekly"

An incredible tale that traces Jung's beginnings as a hippie marijuana smuggler in California to the top of the cocaine trade. "Houston Post"

Bruce Porter tells a powerful story and doesn't pull his punches. You have to keep reminding yourself it isn't fiction. "Detroit Free Press"

Told with such flair, one can't turn the pages fast enough. "Chicago Daily Southtown Star"

Fascinating, sometimes humorous, sometimes titillating, and always intriguing . . . a page-turner, thanks to Porter's easy-to-read style. "News-Press, Glendale, CA""

Extraordinarily interesting...Mr. Porter has done an excellent job telling the tale of a very unusual entrepreneur. The New York Times Book Review

Porter has written an undeniably entertaining book--a People Magazine article writ large, with a dose of Miami Vice and more than we need to know about kinky sex between Jung and his companera, Mirtha. The Boston Sunday Globe

The story belongs to anyone who has ever savored a well-told tale of adventure, greed, deceit, and revenge. Best of all, it's true. Houston Chronicle

An eye-opening, often hilarious account . . . larded with anecdotes Toronto Star

A sleigh-ride-to-hell story of how '60s hippie innocence turned into '80s megadepravity...finely researched, told with pizzazz. Kirkus Reviews

With drama and detail, former Newsweek writer Porter reconstructs the fast, amoral life of George Jung . . . adventures with stacks of cash, kinky sex, and dangerous deals hold voyeuristic fascination. Publishers Weekly

An incredible tale that traces Jung's beginnings as a hippie marijuana smuggler in California to the top of the cocaine trade. Houston Post

Bruce Porter tells a powerful story and doesn't pull his punches. You have to keep reminding yourself it isn't fiction. Detroit Free Press

Told with such flair, one can't turn the pages fast enough. Chicago Daily Southtown Star

Fascinating, sometimes humorous, sometimes titillating, and always intriguing . . . a page-turner, thanks to Porter's easy-to-read style. News-Press, Glendale, CA

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About the Author:

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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