Thai Stick

Thai Stick

Thailand’s capital, Krungtep, 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 leftover 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. 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. Conducting hundreds of interviews with smugglers and law enforcement agents, the authors recount the buy, the delivery, the voyage home, and the product offload. They capture the eccentric personalities who transformed the Thai marijuana trade from a GI cottage industry into one of the world’s most lucrative commodities, unraveling a rare history from the smugglers’ perspective.

Download Now
Author
Publisher Columbia University Press
Release Date
ISBN 0231161344
Pages 274 pages
Rating 4/5 (43 users)

More Books:

Thai Stick
Language: en
Pages: 274
Authors: Peter Maguire
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-19 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

GET EBOOK

Thailand’s capital, Krungtep, known as Bangkok to Westerners and “the City of Angels” to Thais, has been home to smugglers and adventurers since the late
The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: J-Z
Language: en
Pages: 1150
Authors: Dalzell Victor Eds Staff
Categories: Americanisms
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

GET EBOOK

Entry includes attestations of the head word's or phrase's usage, usually in the form of a quotation. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.
The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English
Language: en
Pages: 864
Authors: Tom Dalzell
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-26 - Publisher: Routledge

GET EBOOK

Booklist Top of the List Reference Source The heir and successor to Eric Partridge's brilliant magnum opus, The Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English,
Parliamentary Debates
Language: en
Pages: 760
Authors: New Zealand. Parliament
Categories: New Zealand
Type: BOOK - Published: 1981 - Publisher:

GET EBOOK

The Supply of Drugs to the U.S. Illicit Market from Foreign and Domestic Sources in 1978 (with Projections for 1979-82)
Language: en
Pages: 137
The Big Book of Buds
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Ed Rosenthal
Categories: Gardening
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-06 - Publisher: Ed Rosenthal

GET EBOOK

This third volume of everyone's favorite marijuana resource book by Ed Rosenthal offers crucial information to any cannabis grower or weed connoisseur. The Big
Damian Garcia: Phd Drug Smuggler ~Book 2~
Language: en
Pages: 234
Authors: Chris Mosquera
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-10 - Publisher: Balboa Press

GET EBOOK

Damian Garcia: PhD Drug Smuggler The story of Damian Garcia and the international drug trade in opium and hashish by PhD students in New York City began in 1972
Marooned
Language: en
Pages: 350
Authors: David Smith
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-08 - Publisher: New Dawning Publications

GET EBOOK

ARO HEALING Touching Lives THEORIES, TECHNIQUES and THERAPIES
Language: en
Pages: 852
Authors: Lynette Barnard
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-14 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

GET EBOOK

CHAPTER 1: Definition and Outline OVERVIEW The Founding History of Aro-healing MASSAGES, THERAPIES, TREATMENTS Governing Bodies, Mission and Company Profile The
Vice Slang
Language: en
Pages: 479
Authors: Tom Dalzell
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-10-31 - Publisher: Routledge

GET EBOOK

Are you a bit of a chairwarmer? Do you use the wins from a country straight to get scudded on snakebite in a blind tiger? Do you ride the waves on puddle or dea