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American Desperado My life as a Cocaine Cowboy

American Desperado My life as a Cocaine Cowboy

Author: Jon Roberts, Evan Wright Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2018

'The best crime book since Wiseguy' - Rich Cohen A real-life Scarface, Jon was born into the Gambino Mafia family and witnessed his first murder aged seven. He joined a US Army assassination squad in Vietnam to escape a teen criminal charge, then fled New York to reinvent himself in Miami as the number one supplier of cocaine in the US. With a crazed bodyguard always at his side, and a fortress protected by mortars, tear-gas cannons, and a gold-fanged attack dog, Roberts was brutally effective at what he did. With a cast that includes everyone from Jimi Hendrix and OJ Simpson to the CIA and General Noriega, American Desperado is a hedonistic, adrenaline-soaked joyride through the world of Escobar and the cartels, told by one of most successful criminals of all time.

Through the Eyes of Me

Through the Eyes of Me

Author: Jon Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2017

American Desperado My life as a Cocaine Cowboy

American Desperado My life as a Cocaine Cowboy

Author: Jon Roberts, Evan Wright Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/01/2012

American Desperado is possibly the most jaw-dropping, event-filled, adrenaline-soaked criminal autobiography ever written. Like a real-life Scarface Jon was born into the upper levels of the Gambino crime family and witnessed his first murder at age seven. He became a one-man juvenile crime wave before joining an assassination squad in Vietnam. He returned to New York at age 20 to become one of the city's top nightclub promoters, then journeyed to Miami where he became the de facto transportation chief of the Medellin Cartel, and along with a tech-wizard partner, created some of the most sophisticated smuggling technologies ever. With a hulking 6'6 bodyguard always at his side, and a rural fortress protected by mortars, tear-gas cannons, and a gold-fanged attack dog, Roberts was brutally effective at what he did. To law enforcement, he was known as the Bearded Gringo, a spectre they could never touch. To United States senators and CIA officials, he was the guy who can get things done . He eventually formed a clandestine alliance with the US government and in the end found personal late-life redemption.

Language Teacher Education

Language Teacher Education

Author: Jon Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/12/1997

'Language Teacher Education' is an introduction to language teacher training and development for teachers and providers in pre-service and in-service programmes. The text outlines the main theories of human learning and applies them to teacher education. Based on a broadly social constructivist perspective, it suggests a framework for planning pre-service and in-service programmes, and is illustrated both with case studies from a range of training situations around the world and appendices containing teacher education materials. Language Teacher Education is intended to inform readers' practical decisions and to help them build their own theories of teacher learning.

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