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The Killing Fields: Harvest of Women

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  47 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Explosive book exposes the Mexican killing fields that claimed the lives of hundreds of women at the Juarez, Mexico border. The author's dangerous investigation reveals high-level corruption, a drug cartel run amok and more. Hollywood took note and produced a movie starring Jennifer Lopez and Antonio Banderas. Amnesty International, the United Nations and the U.S. State De ...more
Paperback, 404 pages
Published September 27th 2006 by Peace at Theborder
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Jan 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The information in this book blew me away! As an Amnesty International activist I have known about the hundreds of unsolved murders in Juarez for a several years now, and I have been under the impression that no one knew what was behind the femicides.

This book makes it perfectly clear that powerful people on both sides of the border know what's going on and that many of those power-brokers south of the border are directly responsible. This book is especially commendable because of the attention
Jill Talley
Apr 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'm going to explain my rating - since i do agree with other reviews that discuss the way it was written.

This is an important book, filled with information and facts. The problem is, it feels like it was copied from someone's index card notes back in 70's HS/College and never put in any order or even correct types of chapters.

It also has the feel of possibly being newspaper articles, which it also could have been (but this is never mentioned). I guess this is an English-translated version, so i
Jun 16, 2020 marked it as to-read
I have not read this book yet, but on the podcast “forgotten, women of Juarez” the author of this book mentioned that she felt she had to finish writing this book and get it out asap as she felt her life could be in danger because of her investigating.
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A powerful, challenging look at our government, Mexico, and what is occurring next door across from our border.
May 13, 2009 rated it it was ok
Interest subject matter but it had to have been the most poorly written book ever. There was no rhyme or reason to the order - not topical nor chronological.
Anna Evelyn
Jan 25, 2021 marked it as to-read
Para los que somos de Juarez conocemos alguna mencionada del libro y mas historias...
Finally had a chance to read in detail about the Juarez femicide which as of 2006, stands at around 470 women. The author makes a brief, but small connection to other places that have/had femicides. The author, in her dry journalist voice, states what happened and all of the people involved to ultimately implicate the murderers which are the "juniors," sons of rich and powerful people and the State, for it's corruption, failure to investigate adequately and arrest the culprits, and making a pact ...more
Feb 24, 2008 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: those interested in current events
Recommended to Anne by: Goodreads review
Shelves: non-fiction
This is a very interesting story; however, I find the writing style a bit confusing. The author discusses a large number of murder cases that were never resolved. It is sometimes difficult to determine if she is discussing facts about a new case, or going back to add information about a case previously discussed. I read the English version of this book. I wonder if something was lost in translation. I saw excellent reviews given to the Spanish version. The book did prompt me to want to learn a b ...more
Aug 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Excellent research and well written.
Krista Bolan
Very factual, lots of names and dates of murders.
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