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Pursuit of Oblivion A Global History of Narcotics

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ISBN-10: 0393325458

ISBN-13: 9780393325454

Edition: 2004

Authors: Richard Davenport-Hines

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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/17/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 586
Size: 5.60" wide x 8.20" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Richard Davenport-Hines won the Wolfson Prize for History for his first book, 'Dudley Docker'. He is an adviser to the 'Oxford Dictionary of National Biography' and has also written biographies of W.H. Auden and Marcel Proust. His most recent book, 'Titanic Lives' was published in 2012. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Society of Literature, he reviews for the Sunday Telegraph, the Sunday Times and the Times Literary Supplement.

Early History
Opium during the Enlightenment
The Patent Age of New Inventions
Nerves, Needles and Victorian Doctors
The Dawn of Prohibition
The Age of Anxiety
The First Drugs Czar
British Drug Scenes
Presidential Drugs Wars
So Passe
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