Howard Marks

  •  43 identités, 89 lignes de téléphone, 25 sociétés écrans...

    Jouant de ses liens avec la CIA, l'IRA, les Triades et la Mafia sans jamais se départir de son humour et de sa non-violence, Howard Marks a jonglé pendant vingt ans avec des tonnes de haschich et des millions de dollars.  Ce contrebandier romanesque est finalement capturé au terme d'une traque menée par quatorze pays, et incarcéré dans le plus dur des pénitenciers américains. Il y restera sept ans. Yoga, diète et méditation l'aideront à surmonter cette épreuve et feront de lui un autre homme.  C'est à sa sortie de prison que Howard Marks écrit Mr Nice.

    L'extraordinaire histoire de ce Gallois, ex « ennemi public n°1 », est portée à l'écran par Bernard Rose, avec Rhys Ifans (Good Morning England ; Harry Potter et les reliques de la mort) dans le rôle de Howard Marks et Chloë Sevigny dans celui de sa femme. Un film longtemps attendu.

    Cette édition collector contient 130 photos (dont des photos inédites du film), ainsi qu'un épilogue inédit dans lequel Howard Marks raconte la suite de ses aventures depuis sa sortie de prison.

  • When Detective Catrin Price returns to Cardiff after 12 years of self-imposed exile she is determined to lay to rest the ghosts of her unhappy past. Then her ex-boyfriend Rhys, once a promising young policeman but now a washed-up junkie, is found dead on one of her first nights on patrol. The official verdict is an accidental overdose, but Cat is convinced that there is something more to his death, something that will explain why the man who saved her life was so unwilling to save his own.

    Rhys had always been haunted by the mysterious disappearance of Owen Face, the troubled lead singer of rock band Seerland, who was last seen at a notorious suicide spot. No body was ever found and when Cat joins forces with one of Rhys' former colleagues, now a wealthy business man obsessed with all things Seerland-related, they begin to wonder whether the rumours that Face is still alive may be true. But when Cat is stalked by a meancing figure with a striking resemblance to a serial rapist Rhys famously put away, she begins to realise her life may also be in danger.

  • Anglais Mr Nice

    Howard Marks

    WITH NEW MATERIAL During the mid 1980s Howard Marks had forty three aliases, eighty nine phone lines and owned twenty five companies throughout the world. Whether bars, recording studios or offshore banks, all were money laundering vehicles serving the core activity: dope dealing. Marks began to deal small amounts of hashish while doing a postgraduate philosopy course at Oxford, but soon he was moving much larger quantities. At the height of his career he was smuggling consignments of up to fifty tons from Pakistan and Thailand to America and Canada and had contact with organisations as diverse as MI6, the CIA, the IRA and the Mafia. Mr Nice is Howard Mark's extraordinary story.

  • Anglais Senor Nice

    Howard Marks

    Howard Marks was released from Terre Haute Penitentiary, Indiana in April 1995 after serving seven years of a twenty-five year sentence for marijuana smuggling. It was time for a change of career.

    So he wrote two best-selling books, became a sports writer and travel writer, stood as a parliamentary candidate in Norwich North, Norwich South, Southampton Test and Neath, applied to become the country's Drug Czar, and embarked on a long-running sell-out series of one man shows.

    While performing in his home town of Kenfig Hill, he fell among old friends who made extraordinary claims for Welsh culture (Was Elvis really Welsh? Was there really a tribe of Welsh-speaking Native Americans?) At the same time his elderly aunt told him of his outlaw ancestry: William Owen, the legendary Welsh smuggler (who had operated for some time in South America) and his great-great-grandfather Patrick McCarty, the half brother of Billy the Kid, who had joined Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in Patagonia. He decided to explore South America.

    His travels took him to Jamaica and Panama in the footsteps of the Welsh buccaneer Henry Morgan; he went to Brazil looking for groups of Welsh settlers so obscure he never found them (although he did succeed in finding his musical idol Jimmy Page); and he searched among the thriving Welsh community in Patagonia for signs of Billy the Kid's half brother. Richly comic and charged with the sense of adventure that would induce an Oxford graduate to become the world's most notorious marijuana smuggler, Seïor Nice is the hugely entertaining sequel to Mr Nice.

  • Since the Stone Age, drugs have been sniffed to induce sleep, mixed to cure ills, swallowed to stimulate creativity, snorted to increase sexuality, popped for the hell of it and smoked to see God.

    Natural or synthesized, they have been smuggled for all kinds of reasons from saving the world to becoming stinking rich. Blamed for deaths, wars, suicides, collapses of governments, multiple crashes, individual crises, anarchy and chaos, they have also been praised for opening minds and expanding consciousness.

    Worshipped and demonised, venerated and chastised, force-fed and forbidden. Every society has had its intoxicant, be it sacrament or scourge.

    They have also become irreversibly interwoven with politics, sex, business, religion, and rock and roll, providing writers, whether emerging from the ancient classical world or the street laboratory of today, with both inspiration and challenge.

    An unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime trip, The Howard Marks Book of Dope Stories includes his favourite drugs writings from Alexander Dumas to Aleister Crowley via Hunter S. Thompson and Charles Baudelaire, as well as unpublished works and many new and compelling pieces from Mr Nice himself.

  • Anglais Mr Nice

    Howard Marks

    WITH NEW MATERIAL During the mid 1980s Howard Marks had forty three aliases, eighty nine phone lines and owned twenty five companies throughout the world. Whether bars, recording studios or offshore banks, all were money laundering vehicles serving the core activity: dope dealing. Marks began to deal small amounts of hashish while doing a postgraduate philosopy course at Oxford, but soon he was moving much larger quantities. At the height of his career he was smuggling consignments of up to fifty tons from Pakistan and Thailand to America and Canada and had contact with organisations as diverse as MI6, the CIA, the IRA and the Mafia. Mr Nice is Howard Mark's extraordinary story.

  • Anglais The Score

    Howard Marks

    DS Catrin Price receives a series of cryptic messages from an old school friend. When Cat visits him at his isolated house in the depths of the Brecon Beacons she discovers that his beloved daughter is missing. But she's not the only one. Other girls in the area have been disappearing, and when one of them is found dead in an abandoned mine shaft, Cat fears the worst.

    Ignoring instructions to leave the case well alone, she embarks on a desperate hunt that will take her to one of London's most notorious drug gangs and into the darkest corners of her mind. Cat will stop at nothing to uncover the truth, but there are people who will do anything to keep it hidden - and they are watching her every move.

  • Anglais Mr Smiley

    Howard Marks

    Howard Marks is the most famous drug smuggler of his age, and a hero to a generation. On his release from one of America's toughest prisons, Howard made a promise to himself to go straight. No more drugs, no more smuggling, no more fake passports. He would retire to a quiet life with his family in the Balearic Islands of Spain. It didn't quite work out that way.This was the mid-nineties, the height of the ecstasy and clubbing boom, and Ibiza was at the very centre of the vortex for the 'E generation'. Pills had taken the place of marijuana, Paul Oakenfold had replaced The Rolling Stones as the music of the masses, but some people are just born for life on the other side of the law.It wasn't long before Howard found himself trying pure ecstasy and rubbing shoulders with some of the king-pins of the pill trade. These included some of Britain's most notorious gangsters, who were laundering millions of pounds of gold stolen from the legendary Brink's-Mat bullion raid. As Britons descended on Ibiza ahead of one of the greatest summers of the nineties, Howard was preparing for his most outrageous operation yet. Incredibly funny, moving and scabrous, Howard Marks' Mr Smiley follows a journey to the heartland of the clubbing and British crime scene. It is also a fitting last word from one of Britain's best loved bad boys.

  • Bienvenue à Rickworld, le parc habité de robots soumis à Rick Sanchez et ses pulsions tordues.
    Quoi ? ça vous rappelle quelque chose ? Attendez de voir Rick et Morty coincés dans un jour sans fin, et tremblez devant une famille Smith beaucoup trop saine d'esprit pour être honnête. Sinon, optez pour une plongée XXL dans les souvenirs effacés de Morty, sensations garanties !
    Heureusement, pour se détendre, il reste le câble interdimensionnel et son mauvais goût sans frontière. Sauf que... à trop semer le chaos, le scientifique sociopathe et son petit-fils ne sont à l'abri nulle part, même pas devant leur télé !

    La série phare enfin en BD !

    Venez pour les blagues, restez pour la dévastation de votre âme.

    Ce dixième tome accueille le cinquantième chapitre de la série, et se paie le luxe d'une pagination étendue pour l'occasion (144 pages).
    Kyle Starks, Marc Ellerby, Tini Howard et bien d'autres encore s'invitent dans la mémoire de Morty pour une virée que vous n'êtes pas près d'oublier... et eux non plus !
    « Tout y est : sarcasme, dialogues affutés et humour noir. Fans invétérés de la série animée, ne passez plus à côté de ce comics ! » b
    « Drôle, tordu et merveilleux. » SciFi Pulse

  • Stephen Strange est revenu sur Terre sain et sauf avec Cléa, après un périple interdimensionnel qui les a confrontés à Galactus. Mais le Multivers réserve au héros d'autres surprises. Il doit non seulement affronter Xennerak dans le Kansas, mais une tragique série d'événements va également marquer à jamais son existence. On retrouve aussi une amie du magicien. Le restera-t-elle ? Là est la question... Mark Waid (History of the Marvel Universe), Jesús Saiz (Star Wars) et Javier Pina (Star) signent une aventure qui va amener le maître des arts mystiques à revivre certains drames de son passé et à prendre une décision aussi difficile que radicale.

  • Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Green Lantern, Flash, le
    Limier Martien. Ce sont les plus grands super-héros de la Terre, ceux
    vers qui le monde entier se tourne lorsque les menaces
    extraterrestres ou surnaturelles menacent son existence. Ensemble,
    ils forment la Ligue de Justice, et leur première mission les oppose
    à une équipe concurrente, désireuse de résoudre tous les maux de
    l'humanité : de la famine à la maladie... mais à quel prix ?
    (contient JLA: A Midsummer's Nightmare #1-3 + JLA #1-9)

  • Howard Marks is king of the dope-smoking world: Mr Nice is now at a staggering half a million copies sold, and the Book of Dope Stories has sold 100,000 copies in six months. Simon Bond is a well-known cartoonist: the classic 101 Uses For A Dead Cat came out in an omnibus edition last year - twenty years after it was first published. 101 Uses For A Dead Roach will be a humour classic - 101 cartoons ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, of how to use the un-useable part of your joint.

  • Surgeons must meet the challenges of understanding and implementing the new technology for pseudophakia if they are to ride the coming demographic tidal wave of baby boomers desiring excellent vision without relying on spectacles. Refractive Lens Surgery represents a compilation of the best cutting edge practices for achieving success with refractive lens exchange. From mastering biometry and lens power calculations in eyes that have had prior keratorefractive surgery to learning the latest micro incision lens extraction techniques, this well known group of authors will take you step by step into the exciting new world of intraocular lens technology. Refractive Lens Surgery will serve as both a text book and a reference guide to this exciting and rapidly growing segment of ophthalmology, an invaluable resource that makes sense of the myriad new developments in this field.

  • This book examines the costs involved in reducing ammonia emissions from agricultural practices as well as the potential benefits for climate change mitigation. It features contributions by experts in agricultural production processes, producers of agricultural equipment and service providers as well as scientists who assess the issue from an European perspective. Coverage examines all agricultural production stages starting from animal feed and housing, including the storage and application of liquid and solid manure and of mineral fertilizer. In addition, the book looks at the relationship between ammonia control and greenhouse gas emissions and details the GAINS (Greenhouse Gas and Air Pollution Interactions and Synergies) model for estimating costs and reducing ammonia emissions from agriculture. Examples and case studies from select European countries, including Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Ireland, and Spain, provide readers with detailed studies of ammonia abatement costs and the effectiveness of implementing control measures under different conditions. This book is the result of an Expert Workshop held under the auspices of the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) and organised by the Task Force on Reactive Nitrogen (TFRN). The findings of this workshop have informed the development of documents supporting the revision of the Gothenburg Protocol and provided researchers and practitioners with vital new data. Bringing together a wealth of key information on the costs of ammonia abatement and the climate co-benefits, this monograph provides readers with deep insight into this complex issue.

  • This major book provides an up-to-date and state-of-the-art overview of the contemporary theory and practice of the most central concept in political science: power.

    The concept of political power is introduced within a three-part framework: contemporary theories of power; applications of power processes and practices; and the implications of modern power flows across the globe today.

    The book explores the many structures of power in the contemporary world from theories of its construction and use, to its operation in policy networks, and its wider exercise at different levels in the political process, from the local to the global.

    Amongst the many themes explored are the reproduction and the legitimization of power, the dynamics of resistance and coercion, the concepts of private and public power, and the impact of globalization processes and subsequent shifting power arrangements.

    Combining diverse perspectives and different tools of analysis, this book represents the most comprehensive treatment of political power published in the last fifteen years. It will be essential reading for academics and students alike across political science, international studies and political sociology.

  • 'This is an exciting and timely contribution to the resources available for policy makers, and practitioners wishing to improve standards and health and social outcomes in inpatient care within the context of community oriented comprehensive care for people with mental illness' - Professor Rachel Jenkins, Director, WHO Collaborating Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London

    'This book is a valuable addition to the growing literature on acute care and should provide great encouragement to the frontline staff in this area... By bringing together this range of excellent material the editors have also been able to produce a book which addresses the most thorny problems which face most frontline staff for much of their working day' - From the Foreword by Professor Kevin Gournay, CBE Health Services Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry

    'Inpatient mental health care has had a rough ride in recent years. Its shortcomings have been highlighted, while policy emphasis and cash have been directed to community services. This very welcome book reminds us that inpatient care and treatment are an essential element in the spectrum of mental health services and shows how they can be re-thought and fine-tuned in ethos, practice and training, for the benefit of service-users, staff and the wider community. It deserves a wide readership' - John Bowis MEP (former Health Minister for Mental Health)

    'By concentrating on describing the skills of practitioners the editors and authors of Acute Mental Health Nursing have developed a unique resource for both students and practitioners of acute inpatient care. Their no nonsense evidence- based approach will be an invaluable aid to developing practical responses to this important though challenging area of mental health practice' - Richard Bradshaw, Director of Nursing Prison Health Department of Health England formerly Professional Office Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Nursing UKCC

    'Comprehensively tackles a range of key issues that the student or advanced practitioner in acute mental health nursing will face... I recommend this book, which will provide a useful resource for anyone interested in this important area of nursing' - Journal of Community Nursing

    Recent mental health policy has focused on developing community-based services, while the reality remains that patients experiencing acute episodes of illness are mainly cared for in hospital. Acute Mental Health Nursing has been developed as a guide to the core knowledge and skills required for working in inpatient settings.

    Bringing together a vastly experienced and multi-professional team of contributors, the book covers core areas of practice including:

    · assessment
    · risk management
    · case management and integrated care pathways
    · observation
    · cognitive behavioural therapy
    · psycho-social interventions
    · medication management
    · user involvement
    · social inclusion
    · measurement of health and social functioning.

    Drawing on the latest developments in policy and planning, Acute Mental Health Nursing addresses issues which are specific to working in inpatient settings. It has been designed for use in training and is also an excellent source of reference for use in practice.