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McFadden, Thomas

Works: 14 works in 29 publications in 1 language and 518 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Sources  History 
Classifications: PD99, 430.045
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Marching powder : a true story of friendship, cocaine, and South America's strangest jail by Rusty Young ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 young Australian journalist went to La Paz and joined one of Thomas's illegal tours. They formed an instant friendship and then became partners in an attempt to record Thomas's 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. The result is Marching Powder. This book establishes that San Pedro is not your average prison. Inmates are expected to buy their cells from real estate agents. Others run shops and restaurants. 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. Violence is a constant threat, and sections of San Pedro that echo with the sound of children by day house some of Bolivia's busiest cocaine laboratories by night. In San Pedro, cocaine--"Bolivian marching powder"--Makes life bearable. Even the prison cat is addicted. Yet Marching Powder is also the tale of friendship, a place where horror is countered by humor and cruelty and compassion can inhabit the same cell. This is cutting-edge travel-writing and a fascinating account of infiltration into the South American drug culture
Marching powder by Rusty Young ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
MARCHING POWDER is the story of Thomas McFadden, a small-time English drug smuggler who was arrested in Bolivia and thrown inside the notorious San Pedro prison. He found himself in a bizarre world, the prison reflecting all that is wrong with South American society. Prisoners have to pay an entrance fee and buy their own cells (the alternative is to sleep outside and die of exposure), prisoners' wives and children often live inside too, high quality cocaine is manufactured and sold from the prison. Thomas ended up making a living by giving backpackers tours of the prison, he became a fixture on the backpacking circuit and was named in the Lonely Planet guide to Bolivia. When he was told that for a bribe of 5000 dollars his sentence could be overturned, it was the many backpackers who'd passed through who sent him the money. Sometimes shocking, sometimes funny, MARCHING POWDER is an always riveting story of survival
Perfects, resultatives and auxiliaries in early English ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this paper, we will argue for a novel analysis of the auxiliary alternation in Early English, its development and subsequent loss which has broader consequences for the way that auxiliary selection is looked at cross-linguistically. We will present evidence that the choice of auxiliaries accompanying past participles in Early English differed in several significant respects from that in the familiar modern European languages. Specifically, while the construction with have became a full-fledged perfect by some time in the ME period, that with be was actually a stative resultative, which it remained until it was lost. We will show that this accounts for some otherwise surprising restrictions on the distribution of BE in Early English and allows a better understanding of the spread of HAVE through late ME and EModE. Perhaps more importantly, the Early English facts also provide insight into the genesis of the kind of auxiliary selection found in German, Dutch and Italian. Our analysis of them furthermore suggests a promising strategy for explaining cross-linguistic variation in auxiliary selection in terms of variation in the syntactico-semantic structure of the perfect. In this introductory section, we will first provide some background on the historical situation we will be discussing, then we will lay out the main claims for which we will be arguing in the paper
Pieces of the be perfect in German and older English by Thomas McFadden ( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper examines the development of periphrastic constructions involving auxiliary "have" and "be" with a past participle in the history of English, on the basis of parsed electronic corpora. It is argued that the two constructions represented distinct syntactic and semantic structures: while the one with have developed into a true perfect in the course of Middle English, the one with be remained a stative resultative throughout its history. In this way, it is explained why the be construction was rarely or never used in a number of contexts, including past counterfactuals, iteratives, duratives, certain kinds of infinitives and various other utterance types that cannot be characterized as perfects of result. When the construction with have became a true perfect, it was used in such contexts, regardless of the identity of the main verb, leading to the appearance of have with verbs like come which had previously only taken be. Crucially, however, have was not spreading at the expense of be, as the be perfect had never been used in such contexts, but rather at the expense of the old simple past. At least until the end of the Early Modern English period, the shift in the relative frequency of have and be perfects is to be explained in terms of the expansion of the former into new contexts, while the latter remained stable. A formal analysis is proposed, taking as its starting point a comparison with German which shows that the older English be perfect indeed behaves more like the German stative passive than its haben and sein perfects
The position of morphological case in the derivation : a study on the syntax-morphology interface by Thomas McFadden ( )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Advances in comparative Germanic syntax by Workshop on comparative Germanic syntax ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The present volume contains a selection of papers presented at the 21st and 22nd Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop held at the University of California, Santa Cruz and the University of Stuttgart. The contributions provide insightful discussions of several topics of current interest for syntactic theory on the basis of comparative data from a wide range of contemporary and historical Germanic languages. The theoretical issues explored include: the left periphery, with a number of contributions touching on the pros and contras of cartographic accounts; different aspects of word order and how
Studies in ionization of gases by Thomas McFadden ( Book )
1 edition published in 1942 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A differential method for investigating critical potentials by Thomas McFadden ( Book )
1 edition published in 1939 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Monthly Surgeon's Report, 46th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry by Ohio ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This letter from Army surgeon Thomas McFadden, stationed with the 46th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, reports the condition of his hospital at Camp Lyon near Worthington, Ohio
by Thomas McFadden ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
These papers contain three letters written by McFadden concerning the survey
The morphosyntax of Finno-Ugric case-marking: a DM account ( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
On morphological case and word-order freedom ( )
1 edition published in 2003 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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