The Resource Smuggler's blues : a true story of the hippie mafia, Richard Stratton

Smuggler's blues : a true story of the hippie mafia, Richard Stratton

Label
Smuggler's blues : a true story of the hippie mafia
Title
Smuggler's blues
Title remainder
a true story of the hippie mafia
Statement of responsibility
Richard Stratton
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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. "--
  • "The unlikeliest of kingpins, Richard Stratton, 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, while he is being pursued by his nemesis, a philosophical DEA agent who respects him for his good business practices"--
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 363.45092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5805.S797
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Smuggler's blues : a true story of the hippie mafia, Richard Stratton
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000056765367
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781628726701
Lccn
2015047957
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3624806x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
pebc1628726709

Library Locations

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