Marching Powder - Rusty Young

Marching Powder

By Rusty Young

  • Release Date: 2011-08-19
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Size: 19.4 MB
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 506 Ratings

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Description

San Pedro is Bolivia's most notorious prison. Small-time drug smuggler Thomas McFadden found himself on the inside. Marching Powder is the story of how he navigated this dark world of gangs, drugs and corruption to come out on top.

Thomas found himself in a bizarre world, the prison reflecting all that is wrong with South American society. Prisoners have to pay an entrance fee and buy their own cells (the alternative is to sleep outside and die of exposure), prisoners' wives and children often live inside too, high quality cocaine is manufactured and sold from the prison.

Thomas ended up making a living by giving backpackers tours of the prison – he became a fixture on the backpacking circuit and was named in the Lonely Planet guide to Bolivia. When he was told that for a bribe of $5000 his sentence could be overturned, it was the many backpackers who'd passed through who sent him the money. Written by lawyer Rusty Young, Marching Powder – sometimes shocking, sometimes funny – is a riveting story of survival.

Reviews

  • WOW

    5
    By Mingmark
    This book is a must read
  • Fantastic

    5
    By Ham101xyz
    Best book I've read in a long time. Now I'm at a loss what to read.
  • Marching Powder

    5
    By Del_1990
    Fantastic read this book is amazing
  • Marching powder

    5
    By W_young_1989
    Great book! 5⭐️
  • Unbelievable, Great Read

    5
    By Vince :-:-
    Best book I've ever read. Unbelievable. A definite must read...
  • Highly addictive read

    5
    By Christine Watson
    Highly addictive read
  • thoroughly enjoyed this book

    5
    By RyanInLondon
    i thoroughly enjoyed this book, which on the first night i read 500 pages of and couldn't put down, extremely interesting read and told in a fantastic way, from start to finish. i hope Thomas has moved on and is enjoying life again. well worth the read and would (and have) recommend to anyone who enjoys true prison stories.
  • Fascinating

    5
    By djakovleva
    Very exciting book. Couldn't put it down!
  • Best book Ever

    5
    By Nick333333111111
    I read this book 3 times that's how much I enjoyed it !! They should make a film of this that would be epic!!
  • Best book I've ever read

    5
    By Michael + Baba Ji
    This is the best book I've ever read. 320 pages isn't long enough. Hard to understand how it's a true story. I want to meet them both

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