November 24, 2021
The University of Arizona’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute recently hosted University of Arizona Press authors James H. Creechan to talk about his new book, Drug Wars and Covert Netherworld: The Transformations of Mexico’s Narco Cartels.
In Drug Wars and Covert Netherworlds, Creechan draws on decades of research to paint a much more nuanced picture of the transformation of Mexico’s narco cartels. A sociologist and criminologist, Creechan details narco cartel history, focusing on the decades since Richard Nixon declared the War on Drugs. With sobering detail, he unravels a web of government dependence, legitimate enterprises, covert connections, and violent infighting.