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: 2968


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.

Confessions of a Thug

Author: Meadows Taylor

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 582

View: 9183


"Confessions of a Thug" by Meadows Taylor. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Last Thugs: The Legend of the Wandering Circus

Author: Kailash

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1638326134

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 2545


What do three twelve-year-olds who are the disgrace of their tribe, do when they turn out to be the only three among their peers to have evaded a mass-kidnapping? In 1972, Inaya, Raksha, and Abu, members of a tribe descendent from Thuggees (dacoits and marauders), end up being the most unlikely heroes of a great misadventure. Through the course of their tale, the three friends reveal themselves to be true Thugs—daring and dauntless—who redeem themselves in the eyes of their tribe when they rise to the occasion to rescue their friends, who mysteriously vanish one night. In this Pied-Piper-style fantasy, the three friends find themselves in possession of legendary magical gifts that aid them in their battle against evil. A gripping saga about the magic of steadfast, enduring friendship in facing life’s trials and tribulations, The Legend of the Wandering Circus is the first in a series of books chronicling the exploits of the three inglorious young Thugs—Inaya, Raksha, and Abu.

Confessions of a Thug

Author: Meadows Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 335

View: 1113