[Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography] E–pub ☆ Dominic Streatfeild


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    REVIEW Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography [Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography] E–pub ☆ Dominic Streatfeild Excellent book Streatfield has done his homework and really gives you the full picture He gives you the coca plants history all the way back to the Incas and explains how enmeshed it is in South American culture He then explains the difference between coca and it's refined cousins cocaine and eventually crack Streatfield s

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    FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Dominic Streatfeild Dominic Streatfeild ↠ 7 FREE DOWNLOAD REVIEW Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography Well researched well written Strikes the ideal non fiction balance between being engaging and being informative Starting in the coca plants ancient history Streatfeild takes you on a tour that passes through it's discovery by the West the creation of the drug cocaine the epidemic of cocaine use when it was considered a medicine the subseuent push to criminalize and decrease use the creation of an enormous illicit trade the creation of crac

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    [Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography] E–pub ☆ Dominic Streatfeild Dominic Streatfeild ↠ 7 FREE DOWNLOAD Drug use was unAmerican goddammit You wouldn't catch Abraham Lincoln smoking crackWhat can I say about this book?

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    [Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography] E–pub ☆ Dominic Streatfeild FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Dominic Streatfeild Dominic Streatfeild ↠ 7 FREE DOWNLOAD Fascinating story well written with just the right amount of British humour see what I did there? Probably the only fault I have is how old it is I'd love to know the current status of cocaine; I suspect that there is littl

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    FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Dominic Streatfeild [Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography] E–pub ☆ Dominic Streatfeild Dominic Streatfeild ↠ 7 FREE DOWNLOAD Books on drug culture seem to have become somewhat redundant in recent years with the rise of documentaries on Netflix so perhaps the reason that I found Streatfeild's history of cocaine so fascinating was because it was

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    [Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography] E–pub ☆ Dominic Streatfeild THIS This book is one of the most thoroughly researched and interesting I have ever read on any subject Dominic Streatfield delves into his work with the zeal of an archeologist searching for El Dorado The detail of his research comes to life in his absolutely entertaining and enthralling prose He exceeds expectations by taking an already fascinating subject like cocaine and making it even interesting With colorful interviews and

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    [Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography] E–pub ☆ Dominic Streatfeild A very interesting story part journey of a man part research into the drug's origin The stories he told about how he came about with the knowledge he shares is often interesting than the drug itself You might need to do a bit of cocaine to get through the drier parts but overall educating and amusing

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    [Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography] E–pub ☆ Dominic Streatfeild Dominic Streatfeild ↠ 7 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Dominic Streatfeild Very British had a few audible laughs while reading this I took the first half of the book with a grain of salt as the writer mentions but doesn’t seem to double down on the fact that some of it is largely speculative but can be considered plausible by some supporting eventsdocuments Would love to see a follow up on how the trade has changed in the last twenty years

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FREE DOWNLOAD Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography 107 Thout 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 ca. Maybe 45 starsWe start with exploring coca the plant journey through the early medical uses of the plant which include being one of the first topical anesthetics particularly important for eye surgery in which the patients needed to move their eyes when the doctor told them so they had to be awake This was seriously painful to read Of course early on folks thought of it as a wonder drug It talks us through the cycles of cocaine s popularity and of course the crack epidemic It spends a lot of time on propaganda and drug hysteria misinformation spread about drugs citing common themes of racism exaggerations of the impacts of drugs and won t somebody think of the children Reading some of the old messages and claims were hilarious He talks about coca being given to slaves particularly the Inca in South America and sharecroppers so they could work for hoursdays without needing food or drink He goes to the early days of crack and interviews drug lords etc He talks about the violence associated with the cartels and the corruption in all countries involvedOver all there s some really interesting stuff in here A lot of it But it s written in an entertaining fashion

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FREE DOWNLOAD Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography 107 Uses 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 Colombi. Books on drug culture seem to have become somewhat redundant in recent years with the rise of documentaries on Netflix so perhaps the reason that I found Streatfeild s history of cocaine so fascinating was because it was like watching a Vice documentary only in book form This hefty 500 page tomb appeared rather daunting from the outset but thanks to Streatfeild s friendly and always engaging tone throughout I found myself instantly sucked into the crazy world of cocaine the gangs the politics the abuses the addictions and everything else in between It s riveting from start to finish and packed full of well researched info that never gets boring

  • Paperback
  • 528
  • Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography
  • Dominic Streatfeild
  • English
  • 08 December 2020
  • 9780312422264