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The Resource Thai stick : surfers, scammers, and the untold story of the marijuana trade, Peter Maguire and Mike Ritter ; foreword by David Farber, (electronic book)

Thai stick : surfers, scammers, and the untold story of the marijuana trade, Peter Maguire and Mike Ritter ; foreword by David Farber, (electronic book)

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Thai stick : surfers, scammers, and the untold story of the marijuana trade
Title
Thai stick
Title remainder
surfers, scammers, and the untold story of the marijuana trade
Statement of responsibility
Peter Maguire and Mike Ritter ; foreword by David Farber
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Language
eng
Summary
"Located on the left bank of the Chao Phya River, Thailand's capital, Krungthep, known as Bangkok to Westerners and "the City of Angels" to Thais, has been home to smugglers and adventurers since the late eighteenth century. During the 1970s, it became a modern Casablanca to a new generation of treasure seekers, from surfers looking to finance their endless summers to wide-eyed hippie true believers and lethal marauders left over from the Vietnam War. Moving a shipment of Thai sticks from northeast Thailand farms to American consumers meant navigating one of the most complex smuggling channels in the history of the drug trade. Many forget that until the mid-1970s, the vast majority of marijuana consumed in the United States was imported, and there was little to no domestic production. Peter Maguire and Mike Ritter are the first historians to document this underground industry, the only record of its existence rooted in the fading memories of its elusive participants. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with smugglers and law enforcement agents, the authors recount the buy, delivery, voyage home, and product offload. They capture the eccentric personalities of the men and women who transformed the Thai marijuana trade from a GI cottage industry into a professionalized business moving the world's most lucrative commodities, unraveling a rare history from the smugglers' perspective."--
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Maguire, Peter
Dewey number
363.4509593
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9019.M382
LC item number
T553 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Ritter, Mike
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  • Marijuana industry
  • Drug traffic
  • Smugglers
  • Thailand
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Thai stick : surfers, scammers, and the untold story of the marijuana trade, Peter Maguire and Mike Ritter ; foreword by David Farber, (electronic book)
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Introduction -- Surfers, scammers, and the counterculture -- The Hippie trail -- Kuta beach -- Thai sticks -- Pattaya Beach ground zero -- The sea of grass -- The gold rush -- Pirates and perils -- Multitons and mother ships -- The Dea gains ground -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ebr10820196
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (273 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231535564
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
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Original electronic resource
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Thai stick : surfers, scammers, and the untold story of the marijuana trade, Peter Maguire and Mike Ritter ; foreword by David Farber, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Introduction -- Surfers, scammers, and the counterculture -- The Hippie trail -- Kuta beach -- Thai sticks -- Pattaya Beach ground zero -- The sea of grass -- The gold rush -- Pirates and perils -- Multitons and mother ships -- The Dea gains ground -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ebr10820196
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (273 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231535564
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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