Coronado High

Coronado High Nobody would ve figured the kids from the sleepy beach town of Coronado California for criminal masterminds They were just some hippie surfers high school friends who d come up with the idea of swi

  • Title: Coronado High
  • Author: Joshuah Bearman
  • ISBN: 9781937894252
  • Page: 129
  • Format: ebook
  • Nobody would ve figured the kids from the sleepy beach town of Coronado, California, for criminal masterminds They were just some hippie surfers, high school friends who d come up with the idea of swimming bundles of marijuana across the border from Tijuana during the summer of 1969 Within a decade, however, the Coronado Company had become the largest pot smuggling operaNobody would ve figured the kids from the sleepy beach town of Coronado, California, for criminal masterminds They were just some hippie surfers, high school friends who d come up with the idea of swimming bundles of marijuana across the border from Tijuana during the summer of 1969 Within a decade, however, the Coronado Company had become the largest pot smuggling operation on the West Coast, a 100 million empire with outposts from Mexico to Morocco to Thailand And sitting at the top of it all was the most improbable of kingpins Lou Villar, a former Spanish teacher and swimming coach at Coronado High School In the classroom, Villar had told his students to steer clear of drugs Now he was working with them to move thousands of kilos of the stuff.Drawing on exclusive interviews with Villar and his partners in crime, Joshuah Bearman author of the Wired article that became the film Argo tells the inside story of the Coronado Company s unlikely rise and the intrepid DEA agents who brought its principals to justice Coronado High is an epic saga of daring escapades, hedonistic excess, and friendships betrayed, played out across the era when the innocence of the Summer of Love curdled into the paranoia of the Drug War.

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    One thought on “Coronado High”

    1. You can cop this as a mini ebook from , or you might be able to read this for free at the Atavist. (I guess, theoretically, you could just subscribe to the Atavist, if you're a rich nerd). The author is the same guy who wrote the Wired story the movie Argo is based, along with a few other articles that are passed around on the Internets on the reg, for the purposes of conspicuous #longreads consumption.If only chicks would bang you based on the amount of time you spend staring at an ereader. I'd [...]

    2. Worth a read! Longform article about San Diego slackers who built a drug smuggling empire, somehow the author managed to talk to them all years later and piece together a story that I'm sure will be a movie someday.

    3. Sure, it was a pretty amazing true story, but the book's just not that entertaining overall. Not the best when it comes to the True Crime genre.

    4. Coronado High is a short (75 pages) true-crimce story about West Coast pot smuggling in the 70s and 80s. I read to reasearch a story I'm writing. The writing was crisp. The intracacies of their operation and the wealth they amassed are fascinating.

    5. I really enjoyed reading this! It's a short and easy read but very interesting. I did not know this was written by the same gentleman who wrote what the movie Argo was based off of. Very well researched and just a great story!

    6. Typical drug smuggling story. Nothing too unique. Not particularly well written. For some reason he skipped over what would've been some interesting stories. There are better smuggling books out there (The Last Pirate).

    7. This book was exceptionally well researched and written. But what was missing for me was a sense of the rush that was propelling these guys. While it was faithful to the facts of the story, it lacked insight into the emotional thrill.

    8. Vivid portrayals of characters, accurate and clear accounts of sophisticated operations. Josh Bearman truly commands his story. The sympathy for the Company is the only thing that disturbs me a little bit; I cannot help suspecting that Lou's charm has swept the author off his feet.

    9. Very engaging at first, but dragged on a bit too much from the middle on out. Too many characters to remember.

    10. If you have ver wondered what it would be like to be a drug smuggler at the dawn of the war on drugs, this is a must read.

    11. InterestingQuick read (regional airline flight-ish) about a quickly escalating phenomena. Will definitely make a good movie. Lot of names thrown out early, take note.

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