WorldCat Identities

Young, Rusty 1975-

Overview
Works: 5 works in 41 publications in 1 language and 627 library holdings
Genres: Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV9587.5, 365.98412092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Rusty Young
 
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 )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Pedro is a city within a city: Inmates buy and cell their cells. Advertisements cover the walls. Wealthy drug lords live in opulence and continue to do business. The poor scrape by however they can. As Young discovered through McFadden, San Pedro functions through a truly unique form of capitalism, and features a fascinating cast of captive characters. Part Midnight Express and Part Alice in Wonderland, Marching Powder is a firsthand account of life in one of the world's most shocking destinations." -- book cover
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 26 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 : [the true story of an English drug-smuggler, a notorious Bolivian prison and enough cocaine to cover the Andes] by Rusty Young( Recording )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 22 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
Colombiano by Rusty Young( Book )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marching powder by Rusty Young( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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
 
Audience Level
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Audience Level
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Audience level: 0.57 (from 0.41 for Marching p ... to 0.79 for Colombiano ...)

Marching powder : a true story of friendship, cocaine, and South America's strangest jailThe true story of an English drug-smuggler, a notorious Bolivia prison and enough cocaine to cover the Andes
Alternative Names
Rusty Young Australian writer

Languages
English (41)

Covers
The true story of an English drug-smuggler, a notorious Bolivia prison and enough cocaine to cover the AndesMarching powder : [the true story of an English drug-smuggler, a notorious Bolivian prison and enough cocaine to cover the Andes]Marching powder