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The Resource Cocaine + surfing : a sordid history of surfing's greatest love affair, Chas Smith ; introduction by Matt Warshaw

Cocaine + surfing : a sordid history of surfing's greatest love affair, Chas Smith ; introduction by Matt Warshaw

Label
Cocaine + surfing : a sordid history of surfing's greatest love affair
Title
Cocaine + surfing
Title remainder
a sordid history of surfing's greatest love affair
Statement of responsibility
Chas Smith ; introduction by Matt Warshaw
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It's no surprise that surfers like to party. The 1960-70s image, bolstered by Tom Wolfe and 'Big Wednesday,' was one of mild outlaws - tanned boys who refused to grow up, spending their days drinking beer and smoking joints on the beach in between mindless hours in the water... Internally, though, surfing had moved on from booze and weed to its heart's true home, its soul's twin flame: cocaine. The rise of cocaine in American popular culture as the choice of rich, white elites was matched, then quadrupled, within surf culture. The parties got wilder, the nights stretched longer, the stories became more ridiculously unbelievable. And there has been no stopping, no dip in passion... 'Cocaine + Surfing' peels the curtains back on a hopped-up, sometimes sexy, sometimes-deadly relationship and uses cocaine as the vehicle to expose and explain the utterly absurd surf industry to outsiders."--Inside jacket flap
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
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Smith, Chas
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1960-
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Warshaw, Matt
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Chas
  • Surfers
  • Surfing
  • Cocaine
  • Cocaine abuse
Label
Cocaine + surfing : a sordid history of surfing's greatest love affair, Chas Smith ; introduction by Matt Warshaw
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223134099572
  • 31223134099556
  • 31223134099564
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The call to adventure! -- Refusal of the call! -- Supernatural aid! -- Road of trials and tests! -- Belly of the whale! -- The meeting with the goddess! -- Sacred marriage! -- Finding love in the underworld! -- Apotheosis! -- The ultimate boon! -- Refusal of the return! -- Death of dreams! -- The magic flight! -- Rescue from without! -- The crossing of the return threshold! -- World dancer! -- Master of two worlds! -- Timeline of key events
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First North American hardcover edition.
Extent
196 pages
Isbn
9780733638695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005547837
Label
Cocaine + surfing : a sordid history of surfing's greatest love affair, Chas Smith ; introduction by Matt Warshaw
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223134099572
  • 31223134099556
  • 31223134099564
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The call to adventure! -- Refusal of the call! -- Supernatural aid! -- Road of trials and tests! -- Belly of the whale! -- The meeting with the goddess! -- Sacred marriage! -- Finding love in the underworld! -- Apotheosis! -- The ultimate boon! -- Refusal of the return! -- Death of dreams! -- The magic flight! -- Rescue from without! -- The crossing of the return threshold! -- World dancer! -- Master of two worlds! -- Timeline of key events
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First North American hardcover edition.
Extent
196 pages
Isbn
9780733638695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005547837

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