TWO ANONYMOUS WOMEN are married to the highest level drug traffickers ever to become US informants. Their husbands, twin brothers, worked with - and then brought down - El Chapo, as well as dozens of high-level members of the Mexican cartels. They had everything money could buy, but chose to give it all up when they cooperated with the US government. A love story that lifts the veil on a highly secretive world in a way no one else could, it is a 'Married to the Mob' tale, and an insider's look into the terrifying, high-flying empire of the new world of drugs.
Full Planet Empty Plates The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity
With food supplies tightening, countries are competing for the land and water resources needed to feed their people. With food scarcity driven by falling water tables, eroding soils, and rising temperatures, control of arable land and water resources is moving to center stage in the global struggle for food security. “In this era of tightening world food supplies, the ability to grow food is fast becoming a new form of geopolitical leverage. Food is the new oil,” Lester R. Brown writes. What will the geopolitics of food look like in a new era dominated by scarcity and food nationalism? Brown outlines the political implications of land acquisitions by grain-importing countries in Africa and elsewhere as well as the world’s shrinking buffers against poor harvests. With wisdom accumulated over decades of tracking agricultural issues, Brown exposes the increasingly volatile food situation the world is facing.
Biggest Book of Cookies
A mouthwatering selection of more than five hundred kitchen-tested cookie recipes features an array of both traditional favorites and innovative new treats, along with instruction in the basic principles of baking cookies, expert tips, and more than one hundred full-color photographs. Original. 40,000 first printing.
At first glance, Gabriel Cardona is an exemplary American teenager: athletic, bright, handsome and charismatic. But his Texas town is poor and dangerous, and it isn't long before Gabriel abandons his promising future for the allure of the Zetas, a drug cartel with roots in the Mexican military. Meanwhile, Mexican-born Detective Robert Garcia has worked hard all his life and is now struggling to raise his family in America. As violence spills over the border, Detective Garcia's pursuit of the Zetas puts him face to face with the urgent consequences of a war he sees as unwinnable. In Wolf Boys, Dan Slater takes readers on a harrowing, moving, and often brutal journey into the heart of the Mexican drug trade - from the Sierra Madre mountaintops to the smuggling ports of Veracruz, from cartel training camps and holiday parties to the dusty alleys of South Texas. Ultimately though, Wolf Boys is the intimate and vivid story of the 'lobos': teens turned into pawns for cartels. A non-fiction thriller, it reads with the emotional clarity of a great novel, yet offers its revelations through extraordinary reporting.
I Like Weather
A young boy tells in rhyme what he and familiar animals like about the weather and how the changing seasons affect them.