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Young, Rusty 1975-

Overview
Works: 6 works in 28 publications in 1 language and 590 library holdings
Classifications: HV9587.5, 365.98412092
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Most widely held works by Rusty Young
Marching powder : a true story of friendship, cocaine and South America's strangest jail by Rusty Young ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marching powder by Rusty Young ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 16 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
The true story of an English drug-smuggler, a notorious Bolivia prison and enough cocaine to cover the Andes by Rusty Young ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 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. Originally published: London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 2003
Marching powder : a true story of friendship, cocaine, and South America's strangest jail by Rusty Young ( )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 4 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 : a true story of friendship, cocaine and Bolivia's strangest jail by Rusty Young ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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