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- John Blake Publishing 2009; US$ 5.08
To Britain?s criminal underworld, Freddie Foreman is the Godfather. Held responsible for the gangland killings of Ginger Marks and Frank ?The Mad Axeman? Mitchell, he was the punisher to those who broke the underworld?s strict code of conduct. Foreman?s dramatic kidnap and arrest for Britain?s biggest cash robbery made headlines around the world,... more...
- John Murray 2009; US$ 22.66
James Frey wakes up on a plane, with no memory of the preceding two weeks. His face is cut and his body is covered with bruises. He has no wallet and no idea of his destination. He has abused alcohol and every drug he can lay his hands on for a decade ? and he is aged only twenty-three. What happens next is one of the most powerful and extreme stories... more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2009; US$ 10.19
The bestselling blockbusting story of how American Special Forces hunted down and assassinated the head of the world's biggest cocaine cartel. Killing Pablo charts the rise and spectacular fall of the Columbian drug lord, Pablo Escobar, the richest and most powerful criminal in history. The book exposes the massive illegal operation... more...
- Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. 2012; US$ 5.99
In this gripping prequel to ?Escape?, drug smuggler-turned-bestselling author David McMillan starts from the beginning and tells how he made his first million dealing drugs by age 21. He details his plans to smuggle marijuana by Learjet, befriend drug-dealing pimps in Bangkok brothels and transport liquid heroin in glass statues. Learn the tricks... more...
- Georgetown University Press 2012; US$ 29.95
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, generated a great deal of discussion in public policy and disaster management circles about the importance of increasing national resilience to rebound from catastrophic events. Since the majority of physical and virtual networks that the United States relies upon are... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2013; US$ 8.74
Sandra Gregory seemed to have the perfect life in Bangkok – until illness, unemployment and political unrest turned it into a nightmare. Desperate to get home by any means possible, she agreed to smuggle an addict?s personal supply of heroin. She didn?t even make it onto the plane. In this remarkably candid memoir, Sandra Gregory tells the full... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 8.99
Foreword. Preface. 1. Crash and Rescue. Above the city, steeped in misery. Back from the edge. Substance abuse and addiction defined. Addiction is a disease. A hellish journey. 2. The Early Days of Using. My not-so-shady past. A forbidden sip. One puff leads to another. My uncertain future. Heroin. A rite of passage versus the slippery slope to addiction.... more...
- University of California Press 2009; US$ 33.95
This powerful study immerses the reader in the world of homelessness and drug addiction in the contemporary United States. For over a decade Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg followed a social network of two dozen heroin injectors and crack smokers on the streets of San Francisco, accompanying them as they scrambled to generate income through burglary,... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2014; US$ 14.95
The incredible and complex history of opium throughout the world. Opium has played a dramatic and varied role in human history, inspiring religious veneration, scientific exploration, the bitterest rancor, and the most fanciful ecstasy. Now, authors Jeff Goldberg and Dean Latimer have provided a complete, insightful history of opium. Flowers in... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 24.95
Early in the morning of September 5, 2002, camouflaged and heavily armed Drug Enforcement Administration agents descended on a terraced marijuana garden ? a medicinal and spiritual refuge for the sick and dying. The DEA raid on the Wo/Men?s Alliance for Medical Marijuana, a sanctuary for severely ill patients who were using marijuana as medicine, stirs... more...