• Title: Slave Hunter: One Man's Global Quest to Free Victims of Human Trafficking
  • Author: Aaron Cohen Christine Buckley
  • ISBN: 9781416961178
  • Page: 351
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Slave Hunter One Man s Global Quest to Free Victims of Human Trafficking From living the rock star life to wading through the world s war zones refugee camps and brothels Aaron Cohen left behind his closest friends his dying father and his partnership with a legendary
    From living the rock star life to wading through the world s war zones, refugee camps, and brothels, Aaron Cohen left behind his closest friends, his dying father, and his partnership with a legendary musician to take on treacherous rescue missions in search of modern day slaves Years of drug addiction and late night partying led Aaron Cohen, one time best friend and busiFrom living the rock star life to wading through the world s war zones, refugee camps, and brothels, Aaron Cohen left behind his closest friends, his dying father, and his partnership with a legendary musician to take on treacherous rescue missions in search of modern day slavesYears of drug addiction and late night partying led Aaron Cohen, one time best friend and business partner to Jane s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, on a path of spiritual discovery that has both transformed and endangered his life a path that has drawn him into the shantytowns of Cambodia and the hidden brothels of Latin America, across the sweltering savannahs of Sudan, up to the Dalai Lama s Himalayan retreat, and through the unforgiving jungles of Burma and the deserts of Iraq At a time when people than ever before are enslaved somewhere on the planet, Aaron Cohen is a slave hunter working to find and free human beings from various forms of bondage.The flesh trade is the world s fastest growing and most deadly illegal enterprise even profitable and easier to hide than guns, drugs, and precious gems Free from diplomatic restrictions and political agendas, Cohen is a unique asset to government agencies, think tanks, and anti slavery organizations He navigates the oppressive territory of pimps and drug lords, cloaked in the all too familiar world of substance abuse, oversized egos, and changing rules Working alone and posing as a sex tourist, he slips into brothels, urged by madams to select from a lineup of women and girls as young as six Sometimes he can save them from their captors, but often than not, he must leave them behind, taking only the evidence he hopes will eventually lead to their rescue.Struggling to make ends meet on his own negligible salary, Cohen faces temptations few could resist and witnesses atrocities his friends and family cannot understand And though many assignments over the years carry him away from his ailing father, his commitment to protect, assist, and empower human trafficking victims and to disrupt the patterns that lead to all forms of enslavement is unyielding.In a remarkable expos of a sinister trade most of us will never experience first hand, rocker turned antislavery activist Aaron Cohen reveals the fast paced, timely, inspiring, and unforgettable story of a real life Slave Hunter.Named one of the East Bay Express Best Books of 2009 eastbayexpress ebx tra

    One Reply to “Slave Hunter: One Man's Global Quest to Free Victims of Human Trafficking”

    1. This memoir was just an okay read for me because I misunderstood that it was a memoir. I thought I was going to read a focused expose on child trafficking; instead, I got Aaron Cohen's life story, which was, all criticisms aside, pretty interesting. But the sections of the book that dealt with his time working with Jane's Addiction felt forced, as a way to get the book as much publicity as possible. It seemed more like a selling tactic; it was not something that helped to make this a book about [...]

    2. The content and the stories behind this exploration are moving, and sickening, and frustratingBC I am moved to take action. But alas, with so many "savior" novels I've read, Cohen's ego, masked as his lack of ego as a student of the scriptures, made me want to tear the pages out at times. Just tell me your story, Aaron, and spare me the hyperbole of your own role in this shameful sub-culture. Your exposure alone tells me that you're special, and uniquely contributing to solving this problem.

    3. My church hosted an evening with Aaron Cohen last week. I was so excited to go to his presentation and was blown away by how many people were there. It turned out that Mr. Cohen was in town to train local FBI and Police Task Forces in how to free victims of child trafficking and exploitation. Local law enforcement, special interest groups, a prominent politician, concerned citizens and many from my church family attended and were encouraged to demand from our state representatives that more laws [...]

    4. This was eye opening to how big of an issue slavery still is today - it deals primarily with the plight of women and children being enslaved for sexual exploitation, but also highlights the tragedy of humans being bought and sold to be used for labor.It was also sad that the author who has clearly spent more time than many Christ-followers studying scripture gives the reader no reason to believe that he is a Christ-follower. Of course, that is between him and God as I cannot see his heart, but I [...]

    5. One thing is crystal clear when you've read this book. Aaron Cohen is a strange and troubled man. However, that should not take away from either his commitment to his causes or the primordial importance of fighting Trafficking in Persons (TIP).This book is more a character study of Cohen himself than an exposé on TIP. As we follow him through sex, drugs, and rock and roll, we do get a very personal version of trafficking as he experienced it, and if this is all you ever learn about trafficking, [...]

    6. "Slave Hunter" is a smart look at the ugly truth of the human flesh trade, told from the front lines of brothels and war zones around the world by human rights activist and author, Aaron Cohen. In this raw memoir, he shares a very personal account of his struggle to understand himself and the darkest parts of humanity. Yet there is more to this book than the action-packed stories of covert operations and rescue missions, and the heart-breaking accounts of these modern day slaves, for Aaron share [...]

    7. People, including myself, have no idea how prevalent Human Trafficking is. And, the victims are primarily Women and children. And, for sex and brutality. As I write this review, Canada just had a Sex ring busted and 365 CHILDREN were rescued who had been used for hardcore pornography and sold to grown men for sex. Many of those men living in America. This is really happening and it's prevalent world-wide. We have to quit blinding ourselves and DEMAND our government/ laws and whatever other tools [...]

    8. This book was a very interesting book. It had a lot of information on slaves in the modern world. It gave me a lot of insight into the problem of human trafficking in today's world. This is a problem that doesn't get a lot of publicity in the news. It is a problem that is apparent in almost every country around the world. In different ways, including sex slavery and drug trafficking. The man in my book went to different countries to document the different kinds of slavery and people in each coun [...]

    9. I was hoping this book would give good insight into human trafficking and ethical, well thought out ways of combating the problem- how disappointed I was. I'm concerned about the way Cohen goes about 'freeing' victims and hope others do not see him as an inspiration. His writing is often pretentious and cumbersome.Kinda interesting, but totally devolves into self-absorbed drivel about halfway into the book. I *definitely* did not like the ending of "well, I did good in the world but now I have a [...]

    10. Kinda interesting, but totally devolves into self-absorbed drivel about halfway into the book. I *definitely* did not like the ending of "well, I did good in the world but now I have a girlfriend to go home to." Kinda like the guy pretending to be blind - he just opened his eyes up again and then wasn't.

    11. A more accurately descriptive title would include "Slave Hunter: [] & a few chapters about my rock n roll past." I was much more interested to read about the trafficking than about the rock n roll. While his work is essential in liberating the enslaved, it also shows that ending the problem is a long ways off - if it were ever possible at all. Quick read.

    12. Very good book with detailed accounts of not only what his life was like that led into Aaron Cohen's abolitionist fight, but detailed about his encounters with "night frights" and more. I thought it was really wonderful to get a new perspective insight like that, even though I've read a dozen anti-slavery books on human trafficking. One of the best human trafficking books I've read!

    13. I was hoping this book would give good insight into human trafficking and ethical, well thought out ways of combating the problem- how disappointed I was. I'm concerned about the way Cohen goes about 'freeing' victims and hope others do not see him as an inspiration. His writing is often pretentious and cumbersome.

    14. Not about helping trafficked women.is rich kid just goes around the world sleeping with them while supposedly rescuing them. Most of the book is about how cool he is and how he was bffs with janes addiction band. Loser

    15. met the author in person n heard him speak at a UN NGO event so decided to read thisrry, the book suxE for effort maybe? but his narcissistic focus on himself rather than the victims, makes the book lame-O

    16. An autobographical approach responding to the evergrowing problem of human trafficking. Absolutely facsinating what one human can do to help those in need. Additionally, it allows insight into how bad this problem is in our world today.Jubilee begin!

    17. I knew that sex trafficking and human slavery existed but I never knew to what extent, and just how rampant it is around the world!! My heart aches for these girls and women and I hope that someday we can have a world where this has been eradicated.

    18. Great book as far as creating awareness and telling stories about such a travesty as human trafficking. I could have done without his politics

    19. I am not a non fiction kind of person- but i am very much enjoying this story- though it covers very tough topics.

    20. Aaron Cohen is truly a disciple of God! My experience with him has been truly remarkable and his book only furthered my appreciation of him. The book is great insight in to what he does, why he is motivated to do what he does, and the struggles involved with human trafficking world wide. Aaron makes the movie Taken look minor. He is a superhero for many girls and families around the world. If you are interested in finding ways to better understand trafficking and how to fight it, I would highly [...]

    21. 看過幾本解放兒童的書, 這本也是. 但這本像是作者在不同國家作相同的事情紀錄. 但也可以讓我們瞭解很多地方仍有販賣兒童或奴隸的情況, 仍像是在我們平常生活中未能理解的世界.

    22. Not sure I am an unbiased reviewer, :) so I'll include our first review, from Kirkus: "Adventures of a peripatetic human-rights activist committed to exposing the horrors of modern-day slavery and freeing its victims.Cohen—whose past includes an addiction to street drugs and a business/creative partnership with Jane’s Addiction leader Perry Farrell—transformed himself into a dedicated activist in the early 1990s after his mother was diagnosed with cancer. He began studying Hebrew and worki [...]

    23. This book and its author are BULLLLLL SHIT. To all of you who read it and think its great, file it under the fiction section, because everything written in it are all ego-driven narcissistic lies by a SOCIOPATH. I am one of MANY, many people who knew/know Aaron and who he really is. I am one of the many well-intentioned people who got roped up in one of his "missions abroad" wanting to actually help these victims. But all it was was a web of lies spun for him to travel (on donations), have sex, [...]

    24. Aaron Cohen, the author, and man who travels the world to free modern day slaves, is amazing! He was named after Moses' brother, who helped free the Egyptians in the Old Testament. p. 108 describes how he found his mission "With almost frightening certainty, I knew I was on the right path. p. 280 talks about the American government "What mahy of us have failed to notice is what Thomas Frank has called the 'replacement of our middle-class republic by a plutocracy." Everyone needs to read this bec [...]

    25. Aaron Cohen's story is interesting because the work he does is interesting--and terrifying, disheartening, empowering, etc. The organization and pacing of the book leaves something to be desired, and for me, the inclusion of the Jubilee/Jane's Addiction stuff was not very compelling, but this is Aaron's story. There are lots of better books on human trafficking/modern slavery, but this isn't a bad one.

    26. I was very tempted to pigeon-hole Cohen: recovering addict transferring his craving to danger. However, his strategy works. His ethics are sound. He is willing to go where governments and law enforcement won't. He introduces the reader to national and international organizations fighting human trafficking, organizations with which he coordinates his efforts. After reading Slave Hunter you will no longer be able think of human trafficking as happening to nameless, faceless millions.

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