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Streatfeild, Dominic (2004) Cocaine. London: Virgin Books .

Cocaine has started wars, prompted invasions, embarrassed politicians, toppled governments, filled prisons, created billionaires, fuelled parties, bankrupted countries and taken thousands of lives. All because of a small, unremarkable-looking shrub. Dominic Streatfeild's highly-praised and comprehensive study examines the history of the world's favourite narcotic, from its origins with the Incas, to early enthusiasts including Freud and Queen Victoria, and the multi-million pound industry it is today. His journey takes him from the darkest corners of the British Library to the isolation cells of America's most secure prisons, from the crack houses of New York to the deepest jungles of South America, as he meets the economists, scientists, law enforcers, historians and traffickers who are involved in policing ndash; and running ndash; the cocaine trade.

Item Type:Book
Call No:BK2, PN4.2
Pages:532 p.
Publisher:Virgin Books
Place of Publication:London
Keywords:cocaine, cocaine in any form, cocaine product, cocaine powder, AOD history, history of AOD use, history of AOD public policy, history of AOD production
Notes:Contains photographs and bibliographic references.
Accession Number:HRB 2727 (Available)
Subjects:P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Substance use history
B Substances > Cocaine
VA Geographic area > International aspects
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use

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