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Peyote By Brian K. Crawford
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Brian Crawford was a twenty-year-old hippie, hitch-hiking around the country sampling every psychedelic experience he could find. One day in Boulder, Colorado, he met a mysterious stranger with... More > something new – peyote, the magic cactus. With his girlfriend Elissa, the bizarre and paranoid Mike just returned from Vietnam, Sara the seductress, and fellow travelers Sean and Chris, he set off in a red 1947 Cadillac ambulance in an odyssey through the southwest in search of the places where peyote was rumored to grow. They found what they were looking for, and more. Threatened by vigilantes, busted by Immigration, he and Mike spent a week in jail and met and educated some of the local kids. In the process, he learned as much about himself as the strange world of the psychedelic cactus. Later, he was taken in by a gentle commune in Fort Worth and became part of the local hippie legend. Three illustrations, 160 pages.< Less
Peyote (paperback) By Brian K. Crawford
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Brian Crawford was a twenty-year-old hippie, hitch-hiking around the country and sampling every psychedelic experience he could find. One day in Boulder, Colorado, he met a mysterious stranger with... More > something new – peyote, the magic cactus. With his girlfriend Elissa, the bizarre and paranoid Mike just returned from Vietnam, Sara the seductress, and fellow travelers Sean and Chris, he set off in a red 1947 Cadillac ambulance in an odyssey through the southwest in search of the places where peyote was rumored to grow. They found what they were looking for, and more.< Less
Warana By Brian K. Crawford
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In 1973, American hippie Brian Crawford signed on as navigator of the Australian nuclear protest yacht Warana in the Kingdom of Tonga. With a crew of misfits, they sailed to Fiji, New Hebrides, New... More > Caledonia, and Australia, then took part in the 1973 Sydney-Hobart open ocean race. Filled with interesting characters, nautical adventures, and exotic locations in a more innocent time. Twenty-five illustrations.< Less
Toki By Brian K. Crawford
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The true story of William Mariner, a 15-year-old English boy who was captured by the Tongans in 1806 and lived there for four years. Extensively researched and annotated. Includes a glossary,... More > bibliography, and appendices. Hardbound edition.< Less
Toki (paperback) By Brian K. Crawford
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The true story of 15-year-old William Mariner of England, who was captured in Tonga in 1806 and lived for four years with the King of Tonga, Finau 'Ulukalala. Paperback edition.
Authentic Narrative By Brian K. Crawford
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In 1796, a young English bricklayer named George Vason sailed to the South Pacific to become a missionary. He settled in the Kingdom of Tonga, but soon abandoned his faith and went native, getting... More > tattooed, marrying a 14-year-old princess, and operating a plantation. After civil war breaks out and some of the missionaries are killed, Vason eventually returns to England, where he wrote this book in 1810 as a warning to other young men proposing to become missionaries.< Less
A Voyage Round the World By Brian K. Crawford
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The story of Archibald Campbell, a young Scottish seaman who was shipwrecked in the Aleutians in 1807. They built a boat and sailed to Kodiak for help, but were again shipwrecked on their return... More > voyage. Campbell lost both feet to frostbite. He made his way to Hawai'i and found work as a sailmaker to Kamehameha. A remarkable story of survival.< Less
Cleveland's Voyages By Brian K. Crawford
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In 1793, teenager Richard Cleveland of Salem became the captain of a ship and set off for Napoleonic Europe to make his fortune in shipping. In the next decades he circled the world many times,... More > giving rich descriptions of revolutionary Europe, China, India, South America, California, and Hawai'i. Illustrated and annotated.< Less
Pirates By Brian K. Crawford
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My twenty months in the "para-naval" group The Summerland Pirates in the early seventies. The group bought and sold military equipment to raise money to buy a schooner in Nova Scotia and... More > sail it to the Caribbean to search for Spanish treasure. Eighteen illustrations.< Less
Heat By Brian K. Crawford
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Eight short stories designed to arouse and titillate a woman