Tuesday, December 25, 2018
American Made: Who Killed Barry Seal? Pablo Escobar or George Hw Bush (War on Drugs) By: Shaun Attwood
Interesting book about the life and journey of Barry Seal. A drug runner, turned CIA and DEA informant. Seal ran so much cocaine into the US, it is rumored that a majority of all the drugs coming into the US during that time was smuggled in by Seal. A movie was made about Barry Seal starring Tom Cruise. The book is marketed as the "True story untold by the Tom Cruise movie". I saw the movie and it does differ substantially.
Attwood tells the story beginning with Seal's time as a commercial pilot, throughout his "journey" and culminating with his Assassination. Attwood poses the question of who was the driving force behind Seal's hit. Was it Pablo Escobar or George H. W. Bush? Attwood makes the case for both Bush and Escobar while implicating Bill Clinton, former POTUS.
Interesting enough, this book has piqued my interest on the Bush dynasty as well as the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar. Both topics are briefly covered in this book in the final chapters. Actually, the Bush and Escobar chapters were the best in my opinion, better than the other 40-some-odd chapters.
I recommend this book to anyone interested in real life crime stories.
Series: War on Drugs (Book 2)
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Gadfly Press (September 12, 2016)