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Listed below are some of the publications from Herbert Braun , Associate Professor .

The Assassination of Gaitán

Public Life and Urban Violence in Colombia
( Wisconsin, March 1986 )

Drawn in part from personal interviews with participants and witnesses, Herbert Braun's analysis of the riot's roots, its patterns and consequences, provides a dramatic account of this historic turning point and an illuminating look at the making of modern Colombia.

Our Guerrillas, Our Sidewalks

A Journey into the Violence of Colombia
( Rowman and Littlefield, 2003 )

This remarkable book tells the story of one man's kidnapping in Colombia from the first-person perspectives of all those involved: the guerrillas, the victim, his wife, his friends, and his brother-in-law, Herbert Braun. In this second edition, the author has added a new chapter that recounts the endurance of Colombia and Colombians in the face of escalating kidnapping and violence, explores the current political situation in Colombia, and reevaluates his own complex response to the guerrillas.



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