Golden Holocaust Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition

ISBN-10: 0520270169

ISBN-13: 9780520270169

Edition: 2011

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Book details

List price: $85.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 2/28/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 752
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 2.816
Language: English

Giancarlo Succi is Professor of the Faculty of Computer Science and Director at the Center for Applied Software Engineering at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.Robert N. Proctoris Professor of the History of Science at Stanford University and author ofCancer Wars, Racial Hygiene, andThe Nazi War on CancerHe is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

List of Illustrations
Prologue
Introduction: Who Knew What and When?
The triumph of the Cigarette
The Flue-Curing Revolution
Matches and Mechanization
War Likes Tobacco, Tobacco Likes War
Taxation: The Second Addiction
Marketing Genius Unleashed
Sponsoring Sports to Sell Smoke
Parties, the Arts, and Extreme Expeditions
Clouding the Web: Tobacco 2.0
Discovering the Cancer Hazard
Early Experimental Carcinogenesis
. Roffo�s Foray and the Nazi Response
. "Sold American": Tobacco-Friendly Research at the Medical College of Virginia
A Most Feared Document: Claude E. Teague's 1953 "Survey of Cancer Research"
"Silent Collaborators": Clandestine Cancer Research Financed by Tobacco via the Damon Runyon Fund
Ecusta's Experiments
Consensus, Hubris, and Duplicity
Conspiracy on a Grand Scale
The Council for Tobacco Research: Distraction Research, Decoy Research, Filibuster Research
Agnotology in Action
Measuring Ignorance: The Impact of Industry Disinformation on Popular Knowledge of Tobacco Hazards
Filter Flimflam
The Grand Fraud of Ventilation
Crack Nicotine: Freebasing to Augment a Cigarettes "Kick"
The "Light Cigarette" Scam
Penetrating the Universities
Historians Join the Conspiracy
Radiant Filth and Redemption
What's Actually in Your Cigarette?
Radioactivity in Cigarette Smoke: "Three Mile Marlboro" and the Sleeping Giant
The Odd Business of Butts-and the Global Warming Wild Card
"Safer" Cigarettes?
Globalizing Death
What Must Be Done
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Lexicon of Tobacco Industry Jargon
Timeline of Global Tobacco Mergers and Acquisitions
Timeline of Tobacco Industry Diversification into Candy, Food, Alcohol, and Other Products
Acknowledgments
Index
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