Recollections of a Racketeer PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Recollections of a Racketeer free pdf Patrick Lane's obsession with drugs began in his early teens. Nineteenth-century French literature introduced him to a world of hashish, opium and absinthe, which he saw as a way of escaping his boring suburban English existence. Unable to find any hashish as a schoolboy in north London, he went to Morocco for supplies. Between school and university, he hitched around America in the mid-1960s, taking LSD with Timothy Leary. After teaming up with Howard Marks, they smuggled suitcases of hashish out of Afghanistan and Pakistan into Europe and VW campers filled with hashish from Lebanon into California. During the course of his extraordinary career, he witnessed revolution in Afghanistan, an unsuccessful coup in Greece, the preservation of the monarchy in Nepal and illicit arms deals with Saddam Hussein. Along the way, he befriended Wall Street bankers, Mafia dons (and Oxford dons), hashish-eating goats, dissolute English lords and French peasants. "Recollections of a Racketeer" is a rollicking and at times hilarious tale of a life lived on the wrong side of the law.

About Patrick Lane

Patrick Lane was born in London in 1946. He was found guilty of racketeering in 1988 and served two years in prison in the US. He is now a full-time writer.

Details Book

Author : Patrick Lane
Publisher : Mainstream Publishing
Data Published : 01 April 2010
ISBN : 1845965787
EAN : 9781845965785
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Recollections of a Racketeer



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • On Hashish free pdfOn Hashish

    Walter Benjamin's posthumously published collection of writings on hashish is a detailed blueprint for a book that was never written - a 'truly exceptional book about hashish'..


  • The Hashish Waiter free pdfThe Hashish Waiter

    Tucked away in a rundown quarter. just out of sight of fashionable downtown Cairo. a group of intellectuals gather regularly to smoke hashish in Hakeem's den. The den is the center of their lives..


  • The Poem of Hashish free pdfThe Poem of Hashish

    In the 1840s Charles Baudelaire was a regular member of the infamous Club des Hashischins ("Club of the Hashish-Eaters"). a Parisian literary group dedicated to the exploration of altered states of consciousness..


  • Hashish the Lost Legend free pdfHashish the Lost Legend

    Hashish is a lost Romantic masterpiece- it is a book so rare and sought-after that only two copies can be found anywhere in the world. This illustrated legend. set in Algeria. is presented as a 'pictorial opera' of love..


  • Spies of the Balkans free pdfSpies of the Balkans

    Salonika. 1940. To the bustle of tavernas and the smell of hashish. a secret war is taking shape. In the backrooms of barbers. envelopes change hands. and in the Club de Salonique the air is thick with whispers..


  • Recollections of a Racketeer free pdfRecollections of a Racketeer

    . Patrick Lane's obsession with drugs began in his early teens. Nineteenth-century French literature introduced him to a world of hashish, opium and absinthe, which he saw as a way of escaping his bor