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The pursuit of oblivion : a global history of narcotics

The pursuit of oblivion : a global history of narcotics

Author: Richard Davenport-Hines
Publisher: New York : Norton, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A startling account of the history of drug abuse, this book forces us to reconsider many of our views on a controversial issue.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Davenport-Hines
ISBN: 9780393325454 0393325458
OCLC Number: 1080414444
Description: 576 str. : ilustr. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Early history --
2. Opium during the enlightenment --
3. The patent age of new inventions --
4. Nerves, needles and Victorian doctors --
5. Chemistry --
6. Degeneration --
7. The dawn of prohibition --
8. Law-breaking --
9. Trafficking --
10. The age of anxiety --
11. The first drugs czar --
12. British drug scenes --
13. Presidential drugs wars --
14. So passé.
Responsibility: Richard Davenport-Hines.


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"Pragmatic and persuasive, full of fascinating lore and intelligent interpretation... overwhelming evidence and penetrating analysis." -- Boston Globe "Factually detailed and rich in anecdote." -- Read more...

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