Opium: Reality's Dark Dream

Author:   Thomas Dormandy
Publisher:   Yale University Press
ISBN:  

9780300175325


Pages:   376
Publication Date:   02 March 2012
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Thomas Dormandy
Publisher:   Yale University Press
Imprint:   Yale University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.60cm , Height: 3.70cm , Length: 23.50cm
Weight:   0.794kg
ISBN:  

9780300175325


ISBN 10:   0300175329
Pages:   376
Publication Date:   02 March 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Opium: Reality's Dark Dream by Thomas Dormandy, is that rare thing: both an extraordinary work of scholarship and a rip-roaring read. --Rebecca Rose, Prospect --Rebecca Rose Prospect (03/01/2012)


Opium: Reality's Dark Dream by Thomas Dormandy, is that rare thing: both an extraordinary work of scholarship and a rip-roaring read. -Rebecca Rose, Prospect -- Rebecca Rose Prospect Thomas Dormandy is an elegant, dryly amusing writer who plainly has an unquenchable appetite for research. -John Preston, Daily Mail -- John Preston Daily Mail Rich and engaging ... a rare triumph. -Washington Post Washington Post ...[A] lively and fascinating chronicle of opium...The book is a remarkable synthesis of different fields of knowledge. -Peter Swabb, Daily Telegraph -- Peter Swabb Daily Telegraph ...[A] scholarly yet wonderfully readable book. -Teresa Levonian Cole, Country Life -- Teresa Levonian Cole Country Life Rich in stories and an entertaining read, Dr Dormandy has traced the many lives of opium, from the Stone Age to the War of Terror. -Yangwen Zheng, BBC History Magazine -- Yangwen Zheng BBC History Magazine A wide-ranging and highly engaging history of one of the world's most prominent (and most addictive) narcotics. -Library Journal Library Journal


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Thomas Dormandy is a retired consultant pathologist, Whittington Hospital, University of London, and Brunel University, London. He is the author of several books, including the prize-winning The White Death: A History of Tuberculosis. He lives in London.

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