The Candy Machine: How Cocaine Took Over the World

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In The Candy Machine Tom Feiling travels the trade routes from Colombia via Miami, Kingston and Tijuana to London and New York. He meets Medellín hitmen, US kingpins, Brazilian traffickers and talks to soldiers and narcotics officers who fight the gangs and cartels. He traces cocaine’s progress from legal "pick-me-up" to luxury product to global commodity, looks at legalisation programmes in countries like Switzerland, and shows how America’s anti-drugs crusade is actually increasing demand.

Cutting through the myths about the white market, this is the story of cocaine as it’s never been told before.

"A vivid, argumentative, arresting book based on extensive interviews with people involved in the cocaine routes which run from Colombia to American and British cities." —The Telegraph

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He spent a year living and working in Colombia before making Resistencia: Hip Hop in Colombia, which won numerous awards at film festivals world-wide. In 2003 he became the Campaigns Director fro the TUC’s Justice for Colombia campaign which organizes for human rights in Colombia. In 2009, Penguin Books published his first book, The Candy Machine: How Cocaine took over the world. It was published in the United States in 2010 as Cocaine Nation. Tom lives in South London. Find about more about Tom at www.tomfeiling.com

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The Candy Machine is highly addictive * Metro * It is hard to decide if Tom Feiling's future lies as a QC or the new Paul Theroux. He has written a vivid, argumentative, arresting book * The Sunday Telegraph * I've read a few documentary accounts of the rise of cocaine, and this might be the best of them. It's clear, sharp and solid. Very well told * Evening Standard * An important study of the cultivation, usage and suppression of cocaine * FT * A cracking read . . . Strong stuff, beautifully argued * Literary Review *

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