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by Robert Sabbag

  • ISBN: 0672520796
  • Category: Biographies
  • Author: Robert Sabbag
  • Subcategory: True Crime
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co; 1st edition, edition (December 1, 1976)
  • Pages: 284 pages
  • FB2 size: 1360 kb
  • EPUB size: 1960 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 949
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In a brief, Roman-candle career, Swan served an elegant clientele, traveling between Bogota and the nightclubs of New York . This guy Sabbag is a whip-song writer.

In a brief, Roman-candle career, Swan served an elegant clientele, traveling between Bogota and the nightclubs of New York, inventing intricate scams to outmaneuver the Feds. Creating diversions that were characteristically baroque, surviving on ingenuity and idiot's luck, he discovered in the process a hip, dangerous, high-velocity world that Robert Sabbag evokes with extraordinary power and humor. A flat-out ballbuster. One of the best books.

Robert Sabbag is a regular contributor to Rolling Stones and writes for numerous national magazines. His book Too Tough to Die brought the . Marshals to their current prominence in the popular media.

Robert Sabbag is an American author and journalist. His books include Snowblind: A Brief Career in the Cocaine Trade, and the memoir Down Around Midnight, about a fatal plane crash he survived in 1979. Sabbag, the son of a career naval officer, was born in Boston, Massachusetts. 71,199 As a child he moved from school to school until the seventh grade, when he entered the Boston Latin School, from which he graduated in 1964.

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The result is one of the funniest and most illuminating books about drugs ever written. a genuine underground classic.

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book by Robert Sabbag. A brilliant look into the drug trade.

Snowblind: A Brief Career in the Cocaine Trade is the story of a successful package designer named, in these pages, Zachary Swan. Then he moves on to cocaine, where a small chunk is exponentially more profitable. Sabbag writes in an afterword, Never in the history of American literature, I would venture to say, has a book been purchased by so many people who had never before purchased a book in their lives. Fools! Yes, this is a how-to book - for 1974.

Recounts the activities of former cocaine smuggler and dealer Zachary Swan, chronicling his outstanding scams and successes of the early 1970s and the comings and goings of his various associates, customers, and antagonists.
Reviews about Snowblind: A Brief Career in the Cocaine Trade (7):
Gabar
I read this book the first time in high school back in the early 80's and remembered enjoying the story. When I saw it come up while looking for books to read on some business flights I had coming up, I picked it up along with a few others. It did not disappoint, and was still enjoyable, reading like a work of fiction. The subject matter is from nearly 40 years ago and seems as though it would be very dated and not at all representative of today's illegal drug environment. The "villain" is a likable guy, albeit a bit of a narcissist, and as long as you're not too hung up on whether it's the whole truth it's an enjoyable read.
Nuadazius
I find this story facinating. I read it as a library book years ago and couldn't find that it was still available in my current library system, so I ordered it here.
Mavegar
I discovered this great book shortly after it first came out and have reread it many times since. A very enjoyable true story told in a very engaging manner. The characters and events will stick with you. It's hard to agree with the author regarding the harmlessness of cocaine in light of the problems society is now grappling with as a result of crack use but as a story told in the time is was written it's hard to beat. A real keeper.
superstar
Back in the day, this kind of thing was a popular topic and I read the book then to see what the noise was all about. I found it entertaining. Lately, I've been going back to re-read a number of books I'd enjoyed in my youth, so I bought this among several others. It was an interesting read, but it wasn't as amusing as it struck me the first time. Still worth a read though, especially if the '70s interest you.
Brightcaster
It was an interesting story but it did get a bit bogged down at times with details that for me weren’t needed.
catterpillar
quality of physical book was fine, but I was bitterly disappointed. NOT the great story that they claim it is!
Pipet
If you have not read this, make time. An incredibly well written look at a side of smuggling you should at least be familiar with.
I read this book for the first time in the eighties and it really hasn't aged. Of course it has nothing to do with the modern drug trade but the human motivation and character portraits are as true to life now as then. Must read!

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