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Ashes to Ashes America's Hundred-Year Cigarette War, the Public Health, and the Unabashed Trium Ph of Philip Morris

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ISBN-10: 0375700366

ISBN-13: 9780375700361

Edition: 1997

Authors: Richard Kluger

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No book before this one has rendered the story of cigarettes -- mankind's most common self-destructive instrument and its most profitable consumer product -- with such sweep and enlivening detail. Here for the first time, in a story full of the complexities and contradictions of human nature, all the strands of the historical process -- financial, social, psychological, medical, political, and legal -- are woven together in a riveting narrative. The key characters are the top corporate executives, public health investigators, and antismoking activists who have clashed ever more stridently as Americans debate whether smoking should be closely regulated as a major health menace. We see…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/29/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 832
Size: 5.24" wide x 8.27" long x 1.42" tall
Weight: 1.430

"Richard Kluger"'s books include "Simple Justice," the classic account of the U.S. Supreme Court's 1954 landmark decision ending racial segregation of the nation's public schools, and "The Paper: The Life and Death of the "New York Herald Tribune, both finalists for the National Book Award. His critical history of the tobacco industry, "Ashes to Ashes,"" "won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction in 1997. He is also the author or coauthor of eight novels. He lives with his wife, Phyllis, in Berkeley, California.

Foreword: A Quick Drag
Adoring the Devil's Breath
The Earth with a Fence Around It
It Takes the Hair Right Off Your Bean
The Golden Age of Malarkey
"Shall We Just Have a Cigarette on It?"
The Filter Tip and Other Placebos
The Anguish of the Russian Count
Grand Inquisitors
Marlboro Mirage
Three-Ton Dog on the Prowl
Stroking the Sow's Ear
Let There Be Light
Breeding a One-Fanged Rattler
The Heights of Arrogance
The Calling of Philip Morris
Of Dragonslayers and Pond Scum
Chow Lines
Melancholy Rose
Smooth Characters
Blowing Smoke
Afterword to the Vintage Edition
A Note on Sources and Acknowledgments
Selected Bibliography