Cola Cowboys (BOK)

Franklyn Wood

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This vivid account tells the story of the truckers who were driving from the UK to the Middle East in the early 1980s. The journey was rough, tough, exhausting, dirty, uncomfortable and dangerous. Journalist Franklyn Wood reports that 'in the course of the one trip we are following, seven Britons died in accidents.' Among the physical hazards were icy mountain hairpins, unmade roads and desert sandstorms. Human hazards included Kamikaze coach drivers, robbers, mind-numbingly slow border controls, rogue police and the temptations of the drivers' favourite watering holes. The route led from Europe, through Turkey, Iraq (during its war with Iran) and on to the wealth and culture shock of Saudi Arabia. The cargoes were often worth a million pounds. Delivering them and returning home for the next load - this was the Olympics of truck driving. "Cola Cowboys" was originally published in 1982 when it proved extremely popular. It has been out of print for many years and has been reprinted by popular demand.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2010
Forfatter Franklyn Wood Forlag
Old Pond Publishing Ltd
ISBN 9781906853396 Antall sider 220
Dimensjoner 13,8cm x 21,6cm x 2,4cm Vekt 416 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Buses, trams & commercial vehicles: general interest