The Resource Marching powder : a true story of friendship, cocaine and South America's strangest jail, Rusty Young

Marching powder : a true story of friendship, cocaine and South America's strangest jail, Rusty Young

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Marching powder : a true story of friendship, cocaine and South America's strangest jail
Title
Marching powder
Title remainder
a true story of friendship, cocaine and South America's strangest jail
Statement of responsibility
Rusty Young
Title variation
True story of friendship, cocaine and South America's strangest jail
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rusty Young was backpacking in South America when he heard about Thomas McFadden, a convicted English drug trafficker who ran tours inside Bolivia's notorious San Pedro prison. Intrigued, the twenty-something Australian law graduate travelled to La Paz and joined one of Thomas' illegal tours. What followed took both men by surprise: they formed a strong and instant friendship and then became partners in an attempt to record Thomas' experiences in the jail. Rusty bribed the guards to allow him to stay and for the next three months he lived inside the prison, sharing a cell with Thomas and recording one of the strangest and most compelling prison stories of all time. Marching Powder is a shocking, sometimes darkly comic account of the life in San Pedro. In this bizarre prison, inmates are expected to buy their cells from real estate agents. Others run shops and restaurants, and hundreds of women and children live with imprisoned family members. It is a place where corrupt politicians and drug lords live in luxury apartments while the poorest prisoners are subjected to squalor and deprivation. Marching Powder is the story of one of the strangest places on earth, where horror is leavened by humour and where cruelty lives side by side with compassion
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
365.98412
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Marching powder : a true story of friendship, cocaine and South America's strangest jail, Rusty Young
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Marching powder : a true story of friendship, cocaine and South America's strangest jail, Rusty Young
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Previously published: 2003
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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20 cm
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Edition
Pan edition.
Extent
viii, 459 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742613437
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)845535194
  • (AuCNLKIN)000051224747
  • (OCoLC)ocn845535194
  • (Nz)14949525

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