Opium: Reality's Dark Dream

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Price
$54.00
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
Pages
376
Dimensions
6.45 X 9.46 X 1.46 inches | 0.02 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300175325

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About the Author

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.

Reviews
"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)
"Thomas Dormandy is an elegant, dryly amusing writer who plainly has an unquenchable appetite for research."--John Preston, Daily Mail--John Preston"Daily Mail" (04/06/2012)
"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" (01/07/2012)
"Rich and engaging . . . a rare triumph."--Washington Post--Washington Post
"A wide-ranging and highly engaging history of one of the world's most prominent (and most addictive) narcotics."--Library Journal--Library Journal
"...[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" (04/21/2012)
"...[A] scholarly yet wonderfully readable book."--Teresa Levonian Cole, Country Life--Teresa Levonian Cole"Country Life" (04/18/2012)