Adventures Of A Hashish Smuggler

Author: Henri de Monfreid
Editor: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 1939149827
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Nobleman, writer, adventurer and inspiration for the swashbuckling gun runner in the Adventures of Tintin, Henri de Monfreid lived by his own account “a rich, restless, magnificent life” as one of the great travelers of his or any age. The son of a French artist who knew Paul Gaugin as a child, de Monfreid sought his fortune by becoming a collector and merchant of the fabled Persian Gulf pearls. He was then drawn into the shadowy world of arms trading, slavery, smuggling and drugs. Infamous as well as famous, his name is inextricably linked to the Red Sea and the raffish ports between Suez and Aden in the early years of the twentieth century. De Monfreid (1879 to 1974) had a long life of many adventures around the Horn of Africa where he dodged pirates as well as the authorities. In Adventures of a Hashish Smuggler, de Monfreid, who was not particularly law-abiding by nature and was essentially a professional gunrunner, tells the story of his one foray into the world of hashish smuggling during the 1920s. The source of the hashish was Greece, where hemp was openly grown. The market was Egypt, where the British government had banned the popular drug. When de Monfreid got the notion of going to Greece to purchase hashish to smuggle into Egypt, he didn’t even know what hashish looked like. De Monfreid arranged to have 600 kilos of hashish brought from Greece to Marseilles and then into Djibouti, a French colony. From there, he sailed with it in his own “boutre” or dhow and a loyal crew of natives (assembled when he had run the pearl-diving operation) up the Red Sea to Suez, from where the shipment was carried on to Cairo by camel caravan. Along the way de Monfreid had several close calls and met a number of colorful characters. Shortly after de Monfreid’s venture, the Greek monarchy was turned out and the Second Hellenic Republic was declared. Under strong pressure and with economic inducements from Great Britain, the new Greek government outlawed the production of hashish.

Hashish A Smuggler S Tale

Author: Henri de Monfreid
Editor: Singapore Books
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A drug smuggler of the twenties recounts his experiences traveling on the Red Sea and describes the unusual people he met

Hashish

Author: Henry De Monfreid
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141958219
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Nobleman, writer, adventurer and inspiration for the swashbuckling gun runner in the Adventures of Tintin, Henri de Monfried lived by his own account ‘a rich, restless, magnificent life’ as one of the great travellers of his or any age. Infamous as well as famous, his name is inextricably linked to the Red Sea and the raffish ports between Suez and Aden in the early years of the twentieth century. This is a compelling account of how de Monfried seeks his fortune by becoming a collector and merchant of the fabled Gulf pearls, then is drawn into the shadowy world of arms trading, slavery, smuggling and drugs. Hashish was the drug of choice, and de Monfried writes of sailing to Suez with illegal cargos, dodging blockades and pirates.

Hashish A Smuggler S Tale

Author: Henri de Monfreid
Editor: Singapore Books
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A drug smuggler of the twenties recounts his experiences traveling on the Red Sea and describes the unusual people he met

Adventures Of A Red Sea Smuggler

Author: Henri de Monfreid
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Weed Adventures Of A Dope Smuggler

Author: Jerry Kamstra
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers
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Jerry Kamstra has been smuggling marijuana from Mexico into the United States since the early 1960s. In 1966, which smuggling 200 kilos of mota (the choicest part of the marijuana plant) into Arizona from Michoaca, he was arrested by U.S. Customs. He was sentenced to two years in the federal penitentiary. His sentence was suspended and he was placed on five years' probation. Sometime thereafter, while Kamstra was living in San Francisco, he was approached by Life magazine to take one of their photographers, Eugene Anthony, into the heart of Mexico to do what no gringo had ever accomplished--to go up into the mountains where marijuana fields flourish and to photograph them and the campesinos who tend them the offer was too attractive from Kamstra to reject, although he knew the journey was fraught with danger. He sneaked out of San Francisco to avoid his probation officer and returned to Mexico. This highly readable book is about marijuana and marijuana smuggling but it is also about Mexico itself. What started out as a simple photographic expedition turned into a major smuggling operation involving a ton of marijuana and the hair-raising means--ocean and air--used to bring the weed into the States. This absorbing story reads like an adventure novel--but it's all true.--From jacket flap

The Bandit Of Kabul

Author: Jerry Beisler
Editor: Trine Day
ISBN: 1936296810
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Filled with cutting-edge, global commentary on the last days of the legal Afghanistan-to-Amsterdam hash-smuggling route, this memoir tells of Jerry Beisler’s adventures around Asia and the United States. Complete with hedonism, high jinks, and humor, the fast-paced narrative also tells of serial killer Charles Sobaraj, the early days of reggae across the Caribbean, the genesis of the Emerald Triangle pot plantations, the Dalai Lama, and Jerry Garcia and other counterculture musicians from the late 1960s and 1970s. Now in its second edition, this firsthand account contains additional artwork, photographs, and stories.

Hashish

Author: Robert Connell Clarke
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ISBN: 9780929349053
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This lavishly illustrated compendium of all things hashish appeals to illicit substance consumers, medical users, and history buffs alike.Clarke traces hashish origins, history, consumption, production and chemistry, from earliest times to the present. Traditional methods of collecting cannabis resin and processing it into hashish are described in detail. Includes bibliographical references and index.

4 000 Miles Of Adventure

Author: André Davy
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Shanghai On The Metro

Author: Michael B. Miller
Editor: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520302362
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Secret agents, gun runners, White Russians, and con men—they all play a part in Michael B. Miller's strikingly original study of interwar France. Based on extensive research in security files and a mass of printed sources, Shanghai on the Métro shows how a distinctive milieu of spies and spy literature emerged between the two world wars, reflecting the atmosphere and concerns of these years. Miller argues that French fascination with intrigue between the wars reveals a far more assured and playful national mood than historians have hitherto discerned in the final decades of the Third Republic. But the larger history set in motion by World War I and the subsequent reading of French history into global history are the true subjects of this work. Reconstituting through his own narratives the histories of interwar travel and adventure and the willful turning of contemporary affairs into a source of romance, Miller recovers the ambience and special qualities of the age that produced its intrigues and its tales of spies. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1994.

Smuggler S Blues

Author: Richard Stratton
Editor: Skyhorse
ISBN: 1628726709
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Goodfellas meets Savages meets Catch Me If You Can in this true tale of high-stakes smuggling from pot’s outlaw years. Richard Stratton was the unlikeliest of kingpins. A clean-cut Wellesley boy who entered outlaw culture on a trip to Mexico, he saw his search for a joint morph into a thrill-filled dope run smuggling two kilos across the border in his car door. He became a member of the Hippie Mafia, traveling the world to keep America high, living the underground life while embracing the hippie credo, rejecting hard drugs in favor of marijuana and hashish. With cameos by Whitey Bulger and Norman Mailer, Smuggler’s Blues tells Stratton’s adventure while centering on his last years as he travels from New York to Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley to source and smuggle high-grade hash in the midst of civil war, from the Caribbean to the backwoods of Maine, and from the Chelsea Hotel to the Plaza as his fortunes rise and fall. All the while he is being pursued by his nemesis, a philosophical DEA agent who respects him for his good business practices. A true-crime story that reads like fiction, Smuggler’s Blues is a psychedelic road trip through international drug smuggling, the hippie underground, and the war on weed. As Big Marijuana emerges, it brings to vivid life an important chapter in pot’s cultural history.

Library Of Congress Catalogs

Author: Library of Congress
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The Adventures Of Jimmy Brown

Author: William Livingston Alden
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Cousteau The Captain And His World

Author: Richard Munson
Editor: Paragon House Publishers
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Recounts Cousteau's life as a seaman and adventurer and reveals the off-camera techniques behind his famous documentaries

High Culture

Author: William Novak
Editor: Random House (NY)
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Personal uses of marijuana based on interviews in 1978 primarily in Boston, and also in New York and California.

Adventures In The Galilee

Author: Yehoash Biber
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Ten stories of life in the Galilee area of Palestine before 1948, when Arab, Druse, and Jewish farmers and bedouins lived together in peace and goodwill.