The Crocodile's Teeth: Trading, Tyranny and Terrorism on Two Continents (Paperback)
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The Crocodile's Teeth: Trading, Tyranny and Terrorism on Two Continents (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 10/08/2011
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Sam Thaker was born to Indian immigrant parents in Uganda in the days when it was one of the most beautiful, fertile and contented countries in the world. Then Idi Amin swept to power, and under his tyranny Sam's paradise became a hell on Earth. Having been forced by Amin's thugs to give up their home and most of their money and possessions, as well as Sam's thriving air freight business, he and his family began a new life in England as near-penniless refugees. But Sam was a survivor. Ignoring his bank manager's patronising advice to open a corner shop, he decided instead to build on his experience in the cargo business to start up a London-based air freight company. Realising the immense potential of the Indian import market, he returned to the land of his fathers to develop business there which eventually led to the company opening offices in eight Indian cities. Along the way he and his wife were caught up in the wave of terrorism which struck Mumbai in 1993 and again in 2008, and narrowly escaped the floods which engulfed the city in 2005 and drowned more than 5000 people. The Crocodile's Teeth is a fascinating portrait of survival and resourcefulness against a background of tyranny and terror on two continents.

Publisher: Memoirs Publishing
ISBN: 9781908223234

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“Very interesting read, wanted to know more”

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, infact couldn't put it down despite the sunny weather. It was very interesting and left me wanting to know the minor details. I did feel this was a summary of Sam's... More

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21st March 2012
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“The Crocodile's Teeth”

I found this an easy book to read, very honest, very warm, very human.

Sam doesn't seem to know the meaning of No Way Ahead. Obstacles are just there to be overcome. Here is a great business mind that seeks out... More

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30th November 2011
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“A man who wouldn’t give up”

A man who wouldn’t give up!!!
If you want it bad enough, you will get it.
It was fantastic to read Sam’s endless tales of struggles to succeed and LET NO MAN, NO LAND or NO CULTURE STOP HIM!!!!
Sometimes he has just... More

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20th November 2011
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