BLURBS #"Cocaine: White Gold Rush in Peru goes beyond drug mafia stereotypes to provide an in-depth, first-hand look at coca production in the Peruvian Andes. . . . a good resource for anyone concerned with the nuts and bolts of drug cultivation and its firm hold in the Peruvian highlands."
-- Washington Report on the Hemisphere
"Only when citizens of the U.S. understand how profoundly the drug trade is part of Peruvian society can they understand the difficulty in stopping the problem. This book provides excellent research and background material for arriving at such an understanding."
"This combination of scholarship and hard-hitting journalism stands out among writings on the coca and cocaine problem, shedding light far beyond Peru."
-- Peter White
"All concerned citizens and policy-makers had better read this book, and soon, for the time for mere palliatives and theatrical heroics is past."
-- Eric R. Wolf, City University of New York