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The Big White Lie: The CIA & The Cocaine/Crack Epidemic

Levine, Michael

Published by Thunder's Mouth Press, 1993
ISBN 10: 156025064X / ISBN 13: 9781560250647
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Title: The Big White Lie: The CIA & The Cocaine/...

Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket

Edition: 1st Edition.

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New York. 1993. Thunder's Mouth Press. 1st Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. Former DEA Agent Tells His Story. 472 pages. hardcover. Jacket design by Mike Stromberg. 156025064x. keywords: CIA Drugs Politics. inventory # 23972. FROM THE PUBLISHER - This ‘shocking expose’ (Publishers Weekly) by the author of the New York Times bestseller DEEP COVER probes what Michael Levine calls the ‘deadliest lie’ ever perpetrated on U.S. citizens by the government--the War on Drugs. Former drug enforcement officer Levine reveals the truth about this failed ‘war.’. Bookseller Inventory # 23972

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Synopsis: THE REAL HISTORY OF THE DRUG EPIDEMIC 

In The Big White Lie, Michael Levine, former DEA agent and bestselling author of Deep Cover, leads the reader through a decade of undercover work.
 
Levine's prose is fast-moving, highly readable, and hard-hitting. He tells how the beautiful South American "Queen of Cocaine" seduced the CIA into protecting her from prosecution as she sold drugs to Americans; how CIA-sponsored paramilitary ousted, tortured, and killed members of a pro-DEA Bolivian ruling party; and how the CIA created La Corporacion, the "General Motors of cocaine," which led directly to the current cocaine/crack epidemic.
 
As a 25-year veteran agent for the DEA, Michael Levine worked deep-cover cases from Bangkok to Buenos Aires, and witnessed firsthand scandalous violations of drug laws by U.S. officials.

About the Author: Michael Levine, called "America's top undercover agent for 25 years," by 60 Minutes, is the New York Times bestselling author of Deep CoverThe Big White Lieand Triangle of Death, and one of the most decorated undercover agents in the history of the Drug Enforcement Administration.  He is active as a court qualified expert and trial consultant in Covert Operations, International Narcotics Trafficking, Informant Handling and Police Use-of-Force.  He is currently lecturing on Undercover Survival Tactics and Informant Handling for the U.S. State Department in Brazil.  His New York City radio program, The Expert Witness Show, can be heard on WBAI 99.5 FM as well as Stitcher.com and iTunes.
 
Laura Kavanau-Levine is the coauthor of The Big White Lie and Triangle of Death as well as the screenplays for HBO Pictures and Deutsche Colombia Pictures. She holds an MFA from New York University and a MSW from Fordham University.

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