WorldCat Identities

Young, Rusty 1975-

Overview
Works: 4 works in 24 publications in 2 languages and 568 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV9587.5, 365.98412092
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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 )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 111 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 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
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 25 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 by Rusty Young( Recording )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 17 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
Marschpulver Eine wahre Geschichte von Korruption, Koks und einer unglaublichen Freundschaft im krassesten Knast der Welt by Rusty Young( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.53 (from 0.42 for Marching p ... to 0.94 for Marschpulv ...)

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 (21)

German (3)

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