Opium

A History
eAudio - unabridged
(13.28 hours)
Product Number: OB31162
Released: 09 Apr, 2019
Business Term: OBOU Purchase
ISBN: #9781977350299
Narrator(s): Julian Elfer
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
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Description

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 prehistoric peoples to its influence on the imaginations of the Romantic 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 shows how the international multibillion-dollar heroin industry operates with terrifying efficiency and forms an integral part of the world's money markets.In 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 legacy.

Author(s): Martin Booth
Imprint: Tantor Audio
Original Publish Date: 09 Apr, 2019

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