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The Last Pirate - A Father, His Son, and the Golden Age of Marijuana-logo

The Last Pirate - A Father, His Son, and the Golden Age of Marijuana

Tony Dokoupil

In the tradition of Blow and Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, The Last Pirate is a vivid, haunting and often hilarious memoir recounting the life of Big Tony, a family man who joined the biggest pot ring of the Reagan era and exploded his life in the process. Three decades later, his son came back to put together the pieces. As he relates his father's rise from hey-man hippie dealer to multi-ton smuggler extraordinaire, Tony Dokoupil tells the larger history of marijuana and untangles the controversies still stirring furious debate today. He 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. Back then, everyone knew a drug dealer. The Last Pirate is the story of what happened to one of them, to his family, and in a pharmacological sense, to us all. The Last Pirate is a cultural portrait of marijuana's endless allure set against the Technicolor backdrop of South Florida in the era of Miami Vice. It's a public saga complete with a real pirate's booty: more than a million dollars lost, buried, or stolen-but it's also a deeply personal pursuit, the product of a son's determination to replant the family tree in richer soil. From the Hardcover edition.

In the tradition of Blow and Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, The Last Pirate is a vivid, haunting and often hilarious memoir recounting the life of Big Tony, a family man who joined the biggest pot ring of the Reagan era and exploded his life in the process. Three decades later, his son came back to put together the pieces. As he relates his father's rise from hey-man hippie dealer to multi-ton smuggler extraordinaire, Tony Dokoupil tells the larger history of marijuana and untangles the controversies still stirring furious debate today. He 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. Back then, everyone knew a drug dealer. The Last Pirate is the story of what happened to one of them, to his family, and in a pharmacological sense, to us all. The Last Pirate is a cultural portrait of marijuana's endless allure set against the Technicolor backdrop of South Florida in the era of Miami Vice. It's a public saga complete with a real pirate's booty: more than a million dollars lost, buried, or stolen-but it's also a deeply personal pursuit, the product of a son's determination to replant the family tree in richer soil. From the Hardcover edition.
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In the tradition of Blow and Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, The Last Pirate is a vivid, haunting and often hilarious memoir recounting the life of Big Tony, a family man who joined the biggest pot ring of the Reagan era and exploded his life in the process. Three decades later, his son came back to put together the pieces. As he relates his father's rise from hey-man hippie dealer to multi-ton smuggler extraordinaire, Tony Dokoupil tells the larger history of marijuana and untangles the controversies still stirring furious debate today. He 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. Back then, everyone knew a drug dealer. The Last Pirate is the story of what happened to one of them, to his family, and in a pharmacological sense, to us all. The Last Pirate is a cultural portrait of marijuana's endless allure set against the Technicolor backdrop of South Florida in the era of Miami Vice. It's a public saga complete with a real pirate's booty: more than a million dollars lost, buried, or stolen-but it's also a deeply personal pursuit, the product of a son's determination to replant the family tree in richer soil. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

MacLeod Andrews

Length:

9h 57m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:30


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:27


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:20


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:16


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:44


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:59


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:00


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:00


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:12


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:55


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:25


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:00


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:14


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:17


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:48


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:44


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:41


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:29


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:31


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:46


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:26


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:43


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:00


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:42


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:00


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:33


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:15


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:02


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:36


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:53


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:37


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:15


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:42


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:33


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:19


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:16


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:21


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:11


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:07


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:35


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:21


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

09:30


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:56


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:16


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:07


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:07


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:21


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:04


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:18


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:21


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:06


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:52


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:38


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:06


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:45


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:26


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

09:33


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:25


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:29


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:28


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

00:32