Opium A History Book ´ 400 pages

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Opium A History Book ´ 400 pages ´ ❮Download❯ ➾ Opium A History Author Martin Booth – Helpyouantib.co.uk Known to mankind since prehistoric times opium is arguably the oldest and most widely used narcotic Opium A History traces the drug's astounding impact on world culture from its religious use by prehi Known to mankiIng efficiency and forms an integral part of the world's money marketsIn this first full length history of opium acclaimed author Martin Booth uncovers the multifaceted nature of this remarkable narcotic and the bittersweet effects of a simple poppy with a deadly legac This book was highly informative on the history of opium and while dense with information and statistics still very readable The main drawback is not really the fault of the book it was written in 1996 and therefore completely misses the rise of the prescription opioid epidemic in the US I did however find it fascinating to learn of the 18th 19th and early 20th century histories of Asia Europe and the Middle East and how these intersected with the production distribution and use of opium morphine and heroin

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Writers from the earliest medical science to the Sino British opium wars And in the present day as the addict population rises and penetrates every walk of life Opium Opium A Kindle shows how the international multibillion dollar heroin industry operates with terrify Certain parts are simply engaging than others and there is certainly something lacking but it's nonetheless a readable history

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Opium A HistoryKnown to mankind since prehistoric times opium is arguably the oldest and most widely used narcotic Opium A History traces the drug's astounding impact on world culture from its religious use by prehistoric peoples to its influence on the imaginations of the Romantic I found myself alternately crazy bored and truly engaged with Booth’s narrative Essentially he tries to cover everything regarding this subject and does an admirable job – stuffing 454 kilograms of crap into a five pound bag so to speak Whereas I was less engrossed with the uite detailed technical descriptions of opium harvesting and processing early on budding criminal scientist types no doubt want Overall the author weaves together a story encompassing addicted 18th century Brits 20th century international smuggling operations money laundering mechanisms inevitable CIA involvement 19th century international smuggling operations global scientific medical and legal developments gangsters coolies militias and Hollywood actresses – seemingly the whole gamut If I ever really did I certainly no longer desire any information about opiates Anecdotes that I’ll remember for at least a few weeks include the falseness of TV detectives licking product at a bust purer stuff might addict them instantly Elvis’s ironic contribution to Nixon’s war on drugs declaration in 1971 and how an Englishman can write just like a US author except when it comes to mentioning “gaols” for incarcerationAside from my typically superficial observations Booth offers a considerate thesis – based on a very sophisticated historical account – about the multifarious issues revolving around the role of opium growth in developing territories the resultant drug problems in developed nations and the various criminal and often governmental machinations that connect these contemporary poles