Pursuit of Oblivion A Global History of Narcotics

ISBN-10: 0393325458
ISBN-13: 9780393325454
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/17/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Richard Davenport-Hines is the acclaimed biographer of W. H. Auden, the Macmillan dynasty and the author of �Sex, Death and Punishment: Attitudes to Sex and Sexuality in Britain Since the Renaissance�. He is a regular contributor to the �TLS�, �London Review of Books� and the �Independent on Sunday�.

Prologue
Early History
Opium during the Enlightenment
The Patent Age of New Inventions
Nerves, Needles and Victorian Doctors
Chemistry
Degeneration
The Dawn of Prohibition
Law-breaking
Trafficking
The Age of Anxiety
The First Drugs Czar
British Drug Scenes
Presidential Drugs Wars
So Passe
Acknowledgements
Notes
Bibliographic Note
Index

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