The Last Pirate

The Last Pirate

A Father, His Son, and the Golden Age of Marijuana

Book - 2014
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Random House, Inc.

A haunting and often hilarious memoir of growing up in 80s Miami as the son of Big Tony, a flawless model of the great American pot baron.
 
To his fellow smugglers, Anthony Edward Dokoupil was the Old Man. He ran stateside operations for one of the largest marijuana rings of the twentieth century. In all they sold hundreds of thousands of pounds of marijuana, and Big Tony distributed at least fifty tons of it. To his son he was a rambling man who was also somehow a present father, a self-destructive addict who ruined everything but affection. Here Tony Dokoupil blends superb reportage with searing personal memories, presenting a probing chronicle of pot-smoking, drug-taking America from the perspective of the generation that grew up in the aftermath of the Great Stoned Age.



Baker & Taylor
Traces the story of the author's father's rise and fall as a multi-ton marijuana smuggler against a backdrop of Reagan politics and the heated debates that continue today. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2014]
New York : Doubleday, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385533478
0385533470
9780385533461
0385533462
Branch Call Number: B DOKOUPIL 2014
Characteristics: 252 pages ; 24 cm

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