More Terrible Than Death is a gripping work that maps the dramatic new relationship between the United States and Colombia in human terms, using portraits of the Colombians and Americans involved, the author's experiences in Colombia as a writer and human rights investigator and an insider's analysis of the political realities that shape the expanding war on drugs and the growing U.S. military presence there. Looking at the war from the ground up, interviewing and profiling human rights activists, guerrillas, and paramilitaries to explain how it has changed their lives, Robin Kirk gives depth and meaning to the headlines that leave unexplained the intimate dimension of the U.S./Colombian relationship.
About the Author
Robin Kirk is a researcher on Colombia for Human Rights Watch and has written or contributed to more than twelve reports on Peru and Colombia. An award-winning journalist, Kirk is the author of The Monkey Paw: New Chronicles from Peru and a co-editor of The Peru Reader: History, Culture, Politics. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.