Hashish (Google eBook)

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Penguin UK, Jul 5, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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Nobleman, writer, adventurer and inspiration for the swashbuckling gun runner in the Adventures of Tintin, Henri de Monfried lived by his own account ‘a rich, restless, magnificent life’ as one of the great travellers of his or any age. Infamous as well as famous, his name is inextricably linked to the Red Sea and the raffish ports between Suez and Aden in the early years of the twentieth century. This is a compelling account of how de Monfried seeks his fortune by becoming a collector and merchant of the fabled Gulf pearls, then is drawn into the shadowy world of arms trading, slavery, smuggling and drugs. Hashish was the drug of choice, and de Monfried writes of sailing to Suez with illegal cargos, dodging blockades and pirates.
  

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Review: Hashish: A Smuggler's Tale

User Review  - Lee - Goodreads

Truthfully, this is more about sailing than it is about hashish, though it occasionally delves lightly into the geopolitics and market of the drug. Interesting story from an interesting character, nonetheless. Read full review

Review: Hashish;: The autobiography of a Red Sea smuggler

User Review  - Patricia - Goodreads

Great visual descriptions of people and places Read full review

Contents

ONEMy Friend Floquet
TWOA Prisoners Smile
THREEThe Trocas Fishers
FOURMr Ki
FIVEThe Flies from Sinai
SIXBusiness is Business
SEVENPort Vendres
EIGHTThe Voyage to the Piraeus
TWENTYTWOThe Strait of Jubal
TWENTYTHREEThe HidingPlace
TWENTYFOURSuez
TWENTYFIVEThe Consulate
TWENTYSIXStavro
TWENTYSEVENThe SeaWall
TWENTYEIGHTStavro and I Cross Swords
TWENTYNINEThe Miraculous Catch

NINEPapamanoli
TENThe Journey to Steno
ELEVENThe Farm
TWELVEMy First Contact with Egypt
THIRTEENThe Death of Lieutenant Voiron
FOURTEENThe Turtle Fisher
FIFTEENThe Khamsin
SIXTEENBig Guns in Action
SEVENTEENThe Miraculous Cisterns
EIGHTEENThe Legend of Cheik Badhour
NINETEENThe Hand of Destiny
TWENTYFirst Contact with the Customs
TWENTYONETwo Types of Englishmen
THIRTYThe King of the Smugglers
THIRTYONEThe Bedouins
THIRTYTWOThe Story of Djebeli
THIRTYTHREEThe Landing by Night
THIRTYFOURFootprints in the Sand
THIRTYFIVEThe Jews
THIRTYSIXHow History is Written
THIRTYSEVENA Pair of Poltroons
THIRTYEIGHTThe Mysterious Drug
THIRTYNINEWreckage
FORTYHemp
FORTYONEThe Tortures of Doubt

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About the author (2007)

Henry de Monfreid (1879-1974) was an adventurer, seaman and smuggler. His publications include Secrets of the Red Sea and Sea Adventures.

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