Among The Thugs

Author: Bill Buford

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446439658

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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___________________________ THE BESTSELLING ACCOUNT OF FOOTBALL VIOLENCE Welcome to the world of football thuggery. They have names like Bonehead, Paraffin Pete and Steamin’ Sammy. They like lager, football, the Queen, and themselves. They love England. They dislike the rest of the known universe. The beautiful game remains ugly. From following Manchster's Red Army to drinking with skinheads, acclaimed writer Bill Buford enters this alternate society and records both its savageries and its sinister allure with the social imagination of George Orwell and the raw personal engagement of Hunter S. Thompson. Among the Thugs is a terrifying, malevolently funny, supremely chilling book about the experience, and the eerie allure, of crowd violence and football culture.

The New Kings of Nonfiction

Author: Ira Glass

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440620784

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

View: 4577


A collection of stories-some well known, some more obscure- capturing some of the best storytelling of this golden age of nonfiction. An anthology of the best new masters of nonfiction storytelling, personally chosen and introduced by Ira Glass, the producer and host of the award-winning public radio program This American Life. These pieces-on teenage white collar criminals, buying a cow, Saddam Hussein, drunken British soccer culture, and how we know everyone in our Rolodex-are meant to mesmerize and inspire.

Thuggee

Author: K. Wagner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230590209

Category: History

Page: 281

View: 422


Based largely on new material, this book examines thuggee as a type of banditry, emerging in a specific socio-economic and geographic context. The British usually described the thugs as fanatic assassins and Kali-worshippers, yet Wagner argues that the history of thuggee need no longer be limited to the study of its representation.

Confessions of a Thug

Author: Meadows Taylor

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732627195

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 5415


Reproduction of the original.

Confessions of a Thug

Author: Meadows Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 335

View: 9036


Thug

Author: Mike Dash

Publisher: Granta

ISBN: 1847084737

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 1555


Never in recorded history has there been a group of murderers as deadly as the Thugs. For nearly two centuries, groups of these lethal criminals haunted the roads of India, slaughtering travellers whom they met along the way with such efficiency that over the years tens of thousands of men, women and children simply vanished without trace. Mike Dash, one of our best popular historians, has devoted years to combing archives in both India and Britain to discover how the Thugs lived and worked. Painstakingly researched and grippingly written, Thug tells, for the first time the full story of the Thugs' rise and fall from the cult's beginnings in the late seventeenth century to its eventual demise at the hands of British East India Company officer William Sleeman in 1840.