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    DescriptionMARCHING POWDER is the story of Thomas McFadden, a small-time English drug smuggler who was arrested in Bolivia and thrown inside the notorious San Pedro prison. He 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. Sometimes shocking, sometimes funny, MARCHING POWDER is an always riveting story of survival. 'All the staples of the prison memoir are here: sadistic guards, an attempted break-out, the terrors of solitary confinement, the joys of freedom ...The result is a truly gripping piece of testimony' Sunday Telegraph 'This exotic, cautionary yarn opens the abyss beneath our wealthy world' Uncut

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    Marching Powder
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rusty Young
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 300 g
    ISBN 13: 9780330419581
    ISBN 10: 0330419587

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    BIC E4L: CRI
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLSL
    BIC subject category V2: JKVP1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    DC22: 365.6092
    BISAC V2.8: TRU000000, TRV024000, SOC030000, POL000000
    LC classification: HV9587.5
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1KLSL
    Thema V1.0: JP, DNB, JKVP, DNXC
    Illustrations note
    40 black & white halftones
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Pan Books
    Publication date
    02 July 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Rusty Young is an Australian lawyer who met Thomas McFadden on a tour of San Pedro. He was so impressed by him that he stayed there (voluntarily) for three months in order to write his story. Thomas McFadden is now a free man, living in London.