Bandit Roads

Author: Richard Grant
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748111743
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Bandit Roads from the Author: Richard Grant. There are many ways to die in the Sierra Madre, a notorious nine-hundred-mile mountain range in northern Mexico where AK-47s are fetish objects, the law is almost non-existent and power lies in the hands of brutal drug mafias. Thousands of tons of opium and marijuana are produced there every year. Richard Grant thought it would be a good idea to travel the length of the Sierra Madre and write a book about it. He was warned before he left that he would be killed. But driven by what he calls 'an unfortunate fascination' for this mysterious region, Grant sets off anyway. In a remarkable piece of investigative writing, he evokes a sinister, surreal landscape of lonely mesas, canyons sometimes deeper than the Grand Canyon, hostile villages and an outlaw culture where homicide is the most common cause of death and grandmothers sell cocaine. Finally his luck runs out and he finds himself fleeing for his life, pursued by men who would murder a stranger in their territory 'to please the trigger finger'.

Bandit Roads

Author: Richard Grant
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ISBN: 9783492403863
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Bandit Roads from the Author: Richard Grant.

Crazy River

Author: Richard Grant
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748131736
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Crazy River from the Author: Richard Grant. No-one travels like the renowned writer-adventurer Richard Grant and, really, no-one should. Having narrowly escaped death at the hands of Mexican drug barons in Bandit Roads, he now plunges with his trademark recklessness and curiosity into Africa. Setting out to make the first descent of a previously unexplored river in Tanzania, he gets waylaid by thieves, whores and a degenerate former golf pro in Zanzibar, then crosses the Indian Ocean in a cargo dhow before the real adventure begins on the Malagarasi river. Travelling by raft, dodging bullets, hippos, lions and crocodiles, hacking through swamps and succumbing to fevers, Grant's gripping, illuminating and often hilarious book will thrill his devoted readers and bring him to an even broader audience.

Yesterday S Bandit

Author: Barry Brierley
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1410778274
Size: 48.96 MB
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Yesterday S Bandit from the Author: Barry Brierley. Read the Foreword Clarion book review of The Life of Stuart O. Van Slyke. In this autobiography compiled from old diaries and letters, Stuart O. Van Slyke recounts his adventures as a young man born to hardship in the early 20th century. He recalls how he overcame his background through his own grit, imagination, and the support of his family and friends. From a 21st century point of view, Stuart's unsupervised childhood seems carefree. Virtually on his own from the beginning, Stuart worked his way through college, where he was introduced to the Army through ROTC, and was the first of his family to graduate. He was called to active duty on June 30, 1941, as a second lieutenant, but his true military career started on Pearl Harbor day. This turned out to a pivotal event in the shaping of his life. One of the highlights of the book is his service in the North African Campaign and his passionate yet sensitive command of the 78th Fighter Control Squadron, and later on the staff of the Allied Air Command of Corsica. The war's ending found him in Korea in military government in 1945, where he assisted in the start of South Korea's return to the community of countries who were no longer enslaved or ruled by despots. He had a real bird's eye view of the development of the 38th Parallel dilemma that plagues us even today. At the age of 29 in 1946, he was a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserves, and a civilian again, who wondered what he was now going to do.

Bandit S Run

Author: Jamie Brehmer
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1496902505
Size: 52.23 MB
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Bandit S Run from the Author: Jamie Brehmer. Bandit's Run is a true story of a lost dog. Bandit was about eighteen months old when he ran through an open gate. His owner's knack for imagining where he would turn up next was uncanny. "Growing up, we always watched Disney shows and Lassie," says Jamie Brehmer, author. "Bandit resembled the Lassie show in many ways, and not because he is a sheltie and Lassie a collie. It was the scenes in which the ranger and Lassie would be so close, yet neither knew the other was right around the corner," says Brehmer. The book follows Bandit on a journey much like The Incredible Journey. While Bandit's skittish personality kept him from coming back home right away, his resilience taught his family that he was definitely meant to be theirs.

Daily Life In The Roman City

Author: Gregory S. Aldrete
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313331749
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Daily Life In The Roman City from the Author: Gregory S. Aldrete. Discusses daily life in ancient Rome, examining such topics as housing, clothing, food, childbearing, the economy, leisure times, and religion.

Der Umweg Nach Santiago

Author: Cees Nooteboom
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518736957
Size: 80.57 MB
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Der Umweg Nach Santiago from the Author: Cees Nooteboom. Als Cees Nootebooms Reisebericht erstmals erscheint, ist man sich einig: Mit Der Umweg nach Santiago liegt das Spanienbuch schlechthin vor. Nooteboom bricht von Barcelona nach Santiago de Compostela auf, ohne jede Eile, denn der Weg ist das Ziel. Der gro├če niederl├Ąndische Erz├Ąhler erg├Ąnzt sein erfolgreiches Reisebuch nun durch weitere Texte ├╝ber das Land seiner Leidenschaft.

The Roads Of Roman Italy

Author: Ray Laurence
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136823875
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The Roads Of Roman Italy from the Author: Ray Laurence. The Roads of Roman Italy offers a complete re-evaluation of both the evidence and the interpretation of Roman land transport. The book utilises archaeological, epigraphic and literary evidence for Roman communications, drawing on recent approaches to the human landscape developed by geographers. Among the topics considered are: * the relationship between the road and the human landscape * the administration and maintenance of the road system * the role of roads as imperial monuments * the economics of road construction and urban development.