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Opium : a history

Author: Martin Booth
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the history and often unexplored cultural impact of a narcotic whose use has spanned centuries and forms, from smoking dens in the 1800s to the heroin of today.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Booth
ISBN: 0312186436 9780312186432 9780312206673 0312206674 0321186436
OCLC Number: 38557333
Notes: Originally published: London : Pocket Books, 1997.
"A Thomas Dunne book."
Description: xii, 381 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Raw Opium --
Ch. 2. The Discovery of Dreams --
Ch. 3. Pleasure-domes in Xanadu --
Ch. 4. Poverty, Potions and Poppy-heads --
Ch. 5. Heroic Substances --
Ch. 6. God's Own Medicine --
Ch. 7. The Fantasy Traders --
Ch. 8. The Government of Opium --
Ch. 9. Coolies and Conferences --
Ch. 10. Junkies and the Living Dead --
Ch. 11. DORA, Isabella and Olivia --
Ch. 12. Carpets, Condoms and Cats --
Ch. 13. Enter the Mobster --
Ch. 14. Soldiers and Secrets --
Ch. 15. Warlords, Barons and Laundrymen --
Ch. 16. Bacteria and The $1,000,000 Bathtub.
Responsibility: Martin Booth.

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Chronicles the history and often unexplored cultural impact of a narcotic whose use has spanned centuries and forms, from smoking dens in the 1800s to the heroin of today.

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