Bandits

Bandits

Book - 2011
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Ex-nun Lucy Nichols, ex-con Jack Delaney, and ex-cop and ex-con Roy Hicks attempt to steal several million dollars that was raised as aid for the Nicaraguan Contras.
Publisher: New York, New York : Harper, 2011, c1987
ISBN: 9780062120328
0062120328
Characteristics: 345 pages ; 21 cm

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lukasevansherman
Apr 27, 2015

One of Leonard's more political book, touching on our misguided (and illegal) Central American policies. Made into a film with Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, and Cate Blanchett.

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jimg2000
Jul 13, 2014

Published during congressional hearings on Reagan's Contras Scandal in 1987. While it is a story to rob the funds raised by a Nicaragua Colonel to purchase arms for the Contras, it was about colorful characters as a nun, a mortician, a thief and an ex-cop. Good fast read with a message from Leonard.

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jimg2000
Jul 13, 2014

Nun: ... He has a letter from the President and that's good for a check every time he shows it.
Jack: The president of what? You meant the president?

Nun: Of the United States of America. He calls the contras our brothers. "Freedom Fighters." Quote. The moral equivalent of our Founding Fathers ...

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jimg2000
Jul 13, 2014

Nun: You only robbed the rich?
Jack: There 's no percentage robbing the poor. What was I gonna take, their food stamps?

Jack: Then why do you call it disappeared?
Nun: My God, where have you been? It isn't only in Nicaragua and Salvador, It's a Latin American custom. It happens in in Guatemala, it's popular all the way south to Argentina. Don't you read? ...

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