Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography E–pub Download

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Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography

Dominic Streatfeild Ó 3 free download review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Dominic Streatfeild characters Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography 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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Dominic Streatfeild Ó 3 free download review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Dominic Streatfeild characters Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography 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 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 anecdotes some that stretch belief but are definitely examples of magical realism he shows what can become reality because of the influence a drug like cocaine has on the world

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Dominic Streatfeild Ó 3 free download review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Dominic Streatfeild characters Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography 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 wi 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 crack cocaine and through the war on drugs to take a deeper look at the main South American countries that grow the majority of the world s coca Along the way he introduces you to the many colorful characters who have played a role in the cocaine saga including Sigmund Freud Dennis Hopper Rick Ross and Pablo Escobar to name a few of the household namesThe only area it skimps is the neuroscience side of things and I think that is appropriate There are than enough review papers online where you can get your fill of neurophysiology I was particularly impressed by the humor warmth and balance that Streatfeild writes with He is able to hold a remarkably neutral position for the majority of the book and the curiosity and amusement in his tone becomes infectious and makes the book hard to put down Do yourself a favor and pick it up It really is amazing how this drug has woven itself into the history of the world in the last 200 years Read the book and decide for yourself what that says about us as a species


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  1. says: Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography E–pub Download

    characters Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography Dominic Streatfeild Ó 3 free download Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography E–pub Download So farFirst of all a note on the book's tone which is familiar cutesy silly very British A bit too silly it is also endearing can get the reader through a lot of initially dry but important material such as Inca history Spanish colonial mines the forced labor system of mita imposed on the native South Americans patent medicines the way cocaine interweaves through all these stories I also enjoyed how he depic

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    characters Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography Dominic Streatfeild Ó 3 free download Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography E–pub Download 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

  3. says: Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography E–pub Download

    characters Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Dominic Streatfeild Dominic Streatfeild Ó 3 free download 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

  4. says: Dominic Streatfeild Ó 3 free download review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Dominic Streatfeild Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography E–pub Download

    Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography E–pub Download 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 t

  5. says: characters Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography Dominic Streatfeild Ó 3 free download Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography E–pub Download

    Dominic Streatfeild Ó 3 free download Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography E–pub Download Drug use was unAmerican goddammit You wouldn't catch Abraham Lincoln smoking crackWhat can I say about this book Informative engaging cheekily written and thought provoking While I think Streatfield occasionally ventures into tinfoil hat territory he backs up his arguments so they don't seem AS tin foil hatty From the ancient Incas

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    characters Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography Dominic Streatfeild Ó 3 free download review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Dominic Streatfeild 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 little powder cocaine around in the US and it is mostly crack Some people might find the beginning chapter

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    characters Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography E–pub Download review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Dominic Streatfeild 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 watch

  8. says: Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography E–pub Download Dominic Streatfeild Ó 3 free download review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Dominic Streatfeild

    characters Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Dominic Streatfeild Dominic Streatfeild Ó 3 free download 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 expect

  9. says: Dominic Streatfeild Ó 3 free download review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Dominic Streatfeild Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography E–pub Download

    Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography E–pub Download 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 b

  10. says: Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography E–pub Download Dominic Streatfeild Ó 3 free download review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Dominic Streatfeild

    Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography E–pub Download Dominic Streatfeild Ó 3 free download review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó 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

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