Out of the Box

Out of the Box

The Highs and Lows of A Champion Smuggler

Book - 2015
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Baker & Taylor
"The incredible true story of a free-spirited Australian athlete whose wacky adventures landed him in the headlines but also on death row"--

Perseus Publishing
Reg Spiers arrived in England in 1964 as a world-class athlete. He returned to Australia in a box, but that was only the start of his adventures.

Crazily impulsive, romantic, and free-spirited, Reg became a national hero for smuggling himself 13,000 miles home as air freight. But as his fame and sporting career faded, Reg decided to smuggle something very different. Soon, he was on the run with his girlfriend, playing a cat-and-mouse game with police on three continents. A wild road trip across India and Africa—idyllic beaches and prison hellholes, shady friends and shadier cops, gun-toting militias and drug-running gangsters —led to a court room in Sri Lanka and the fight of his life. Could Reg beat the death sentence he’d just been given, or was this box too big to climb out of?


Baker
& Taylor

"Reg Spiers arrived in England in 1964 as a world-class athlete. He returned to Australia in a box, but that was only the start of his adventures. Crazily impulsive, romantic, and free-spirited, Reg became a national hero for smuggling himself 13,000 miles home as air freight. But as his fame and sporting career faded, Reg decided to smuggle something very different. Soon, he was on the run with his girlfriend, playing a cat-and-mouse game with police on three continents. A wild road trip across India and Africa-idyllic beaches and prison hellholes, shady friends and shadier cops, gun-toting militias and drug-running gangsters -led to a court room in Sri Lanka and the fight of his life. Could Reg beat the death sentence he'd just been given, or was thisbox too big to climb out of?"--

Publisher: Berkeley, California : Roaring Forties Press, 2015
ISBN: 9781938901324
1938901320
Branch Call Number: 909.08 M249o 2014
Characteristics: 308 p. ; 20 cm

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