Shooting the Moon by David Harris
The True Story of an American Manhunt Unlike Any Other, Ever

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In the summer of 1985, General Manuel Antonio Noriega, the legendary Panama strongman, was just one of hundreds of potential suspects identified at the ground level in the daily combat in the Drug War raging around Miami, down where the Drug Enforcement Agencys rubber met the road. How it came to pass that 20,000 soldiers would be sent to invade Panama, grab the General and haul him back to the U.S., is one of the wilder, and least known stories in modern history up to now. This is, after all, the only time in its 225 year history that the United States has captured a world leader and tried him for violations of American lawviolations committed on that rulers own native turf.
 

About David Harris

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David Harris is the legendary anti-war activist who went to jail for draft resistance in the 1960s. Formerly a contributing editor at the "New York Times Magazine" & "Rolling Stone", his seven previous books include "The League", "Dreams Die Hard", & "The Last Stand".
 
Published May 1, 2001 by Little Brown and Company. 394 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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And his tone is so stridently anti–Cold War and anti-Reagan that it’s hard to give his sloppy techniques the benefit of the doubt.

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Harris's smartly rendered, admirably detailed exploration of the bizarre, violent road from Iran-Contra to the prosecution of Panamanian General Manuel Noriega synthesizes three distinct stories involving everyone from the Medéllín cocaine cartel to CIA Director William Casey, Oliver North, and a...

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