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Cola Cowboys (Paperback) - Franklyn Wood

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Cola Cowboys - 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.'

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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. This paperback edition is physically the same size as the original and contains the photographs and maps. The text has been digitally copied and re-set in a clear typeface.

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ISBN 9781906853396
Author Franklyn Wood
Book Type Paperback book, 328 pages inc. 17 photographs & 2 maps
Published 2010
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