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Peter Maguire is the author of Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade, Law and War and Facing Death in Cambodia.

Peter is a historian and former war-crimes investigator whose writings have been published in the International Herald Tribune, New York Times, The Independent, Newsday, and Boston Globe. He has taught law and war theory at Columbia University and Bard College.

Watch interviews and videos with Peter:

Peter speaks about his book, Facing Death in Cambodia on CSPAN Book TV: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Fa...

The Origins of the Cambodia War Crimes Tribunal: http://vimeo.com/28287579

Interview with Radio Australia: http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/inte...

Interview from the film "Brother Number
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Average rating: 3.8 · 185 ratings · 15 reviews · 3 distinct works
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Facing Death in Cambodia

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Law and War: An American Story

3.87 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2001 — 7 editions
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“In Hawaii, many were especially helpful and supportive of this project, but nobody more than Mary Kennedy and Frank “Bamboo” Opperman. My landlords became close friends, and their Mokuleia compound will always hold a special place in my heart. Mokuleia equestrian Michael Daly was also extremely helpful to both Mike Ritter and myself. Another special thanks goes to Duc Nguyen and Minh Nga Vu, the proprietors of Duc’s Bistro. The restaurant provided a safe harbor at a very tumultuous time in the project. Their generosity, grace, and delicious”
Peter Maguire, Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade

“Brotherhood-inspired surfer scammers were captured for posterity in a pseudo documentary film produced by Warner Brothers called Rainbow Bridge. Shot in Maui and featuring one of Jimi Hendrix’s final concerts, the film is a remarkable snapshot of the counterculture’s elite grappling with the death of the 1960s. In the most relevant scene, surfers Les Potts and Mike Hynson are sitting inside their surfboard-strewn house in Maui when a bearded friend carrying a Pan Am flight bag and an elaborately airbrushed”
Peter Maguire, Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade




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