The pursuit of oblivion

a global history of narcotics

By Davenport-Hines, R. P. T.

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ISBN
978-0-39305-189-6
Publisher
New York : Norton, c2002.


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Reviewed on August 12, 2002

Prominent British historian/journalist Davenport-Hines here offers a thorough and exhaustive history of addictive drugs and their abuse, spanning the globe and covering all eras for which there exists documented evidence of such activity, primarily from the 18th century forward. The author's approach is that of a historian at work, carefully detailing all known verifiable references to the insidious development of, trade in, and use/abuse of narcotics and other addictive substances. In addition to a thorough discourse on the manufacture ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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