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Cocaine : Unauthorized Biography

Cocaine : Unauthorized Biography - 01 edition

Cocaine : Unauthorized Biography - 01 edition

ISBN13: 9780312422264

ISBN10: 0312422261

Cocaine : Unauthorized Biography by Dominic Streatfeild - ISBN 9780312422264
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Picador USA
Published: 2001
International: No
Cocaine : Unauthorized Biography by Dominic Streatfeild - ISBN 9780312422264

ISBN13: 9780312422264

ISBN10: 0312422261

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01

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Summary

The story of cocaine isn't just about crime and profit; it's about psychoanalysis, about empire building, about exploitation, emancipation, and, ultimately, about power. To tell the story of the twentieth century without reference to this drug and its contribution is to miss a vital and fascinating strand of social history. Streatfeild examines the story of cocaine from its first medical uses to the worldwide chaos it causes today. His research takes him from the arcane reaches of the British Library to the isolation cells of America's most secure prisons; from the crackhouses of New York to the jungles of Bolivia and Colombia.

Author Bio

Dominic Streatfeild is a documentary film producer and writer. He lives in London