The Resource Saltwater Cowboy : the rise and fall of a marijuana empire, Tim McBride, with Ralph Berrier, Jr

Saltwater Cowboy : the rise and fall of a marijuana empire, Tim McBride, with Ralph Berrier, Jr

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Saltwater Cowboy : the rise and fall of a marijuana empire
Title
Saltwater Cowboy
Title remainder
the rise and fall of a marijuana empire
Statement of responsibility
Tim McBride, with Ralph Berrier, Jr
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "In 1979, Wisconsin native Tim McBride hopped into his Mustang and headed south. He was twenty-one, and his best friend had offered him a job working as a crab fisherman in Chokoloskee Island, a town of fewer than 500 people on Florida's Gulf Coast. Easy of disposition and eager to experience life at its richest, McBride jumped in with both feet. But this wasn't a typical fishing outfit. McBride had been unwittingly recruited into a band of smugglers--middlemen between a Colombian marijuana cartel and their distributors in Miami. His elaborate team comprised fishermen, drivers, stock houses, security--seemingly all of Chokoloskee Island was in on the operation. As McBride came to accept his new role, tons upon tons of marijuana would pass through his hands. Then the federal government intervened in 1984, leaving the crew without a boss and most of its key players. McBride, now a veteran smuggler, was somehow spared. So when the Colombians came looking for a new middle-man, they turned to him. McBride became the boss of an operation that was ultimately responsible for smuggling 30 million pounds of marijuana. A self-proclaimed "Saltwater Cowboy," he would evade the Coast Guard for years, facing volatile Colombian drug lords and risking betrayal by romantic partners until his luck finally ran out. A tale of crime and excess, Saltwater Cowboy is the gripping memoir of one of the biggest pot smugglers in American history"--
  • "In 1979, Wisconsin native Tim McBride hopped into his Mustang and headed south. He was twenty-one, and his best friend had offered him a job working as a crab fisherman in Chokolskee Island, a town of fewer than 500 people on Florida's Gulf Coast. Easy of disposition and eager to experience life at its richest, McBride jumped in with both feet. But this wasn't a typical fishing outfit. McBride had been unwittingly recruited into a band of smugglers--middlemen between a Colombian marijuana cartel and their distributors in Miami. His elaborate team comprised fishermen, drivers, stock houses, security--seemingly all of Chokoloskee Island was in on the operation. As McBride came to accept his new role, tons upon tons of marijuana would pass through his hands. Then the federal government intervened in 1984, leaving the crew without a boss and most of its key players. McBride, now a veteran smuggler, was somehow spared. So when the Colombians came looking for a new middle-man, they turned to him. McBride became the boss of an operation that was ultimately responsible for smuggling 30 million pounds of marijuana. A self-proclaimed "Saltwater Cowboy," he would evade the Coast Guard for years, facing volatile Colombian drug lords and risking betrayal by romantic partners until his luck finally ran out. A tale of crime and excess, Saltwater Cowboy is the gripping memoir of one of the biggest pot smugglers in American history"--
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1958, January 26-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McBride, Tim
Dewey number
  • 363.45092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5805.M375
LC item number
M33 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Berrier, Ralph
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McBride, Tim
  • Drug dealers
  • Drug traffic
  • Marijuana
Label
Saltwater Cowboy : the rise and fall of a marijuana empire, Tim McBride, with Ralph Berrier, Jr
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn900194085
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9781250051288
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014040619
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900194085
Label
Saltwater Cowboy : the rise and fall of a marijuana empire, Tim McBride, with Ralph Berrier, Jr
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn900194085
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9781250051288
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014040619
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900194085

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