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Characters Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography Read ☆ 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. 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 to 1980s Columbia if cocaine use happened anywhere Streatfield covers it and goes the extra mile in my opinion in spending time about the very real chemical effects of cocaine on the brain He ends the book with a hypothesis would making cocaine legal cut down on all of the profit traditionally associated with the drug I found myself violently rejecting the notion and then uestioning why I did so To me anything that you read encounter etc that makes you take a step back from what you may have previously thought to consider a different possibility even if it ultimately means rejecting said possibility is likethe heart of why I read I can t recall talking this much about a book in a while and honestly it s ripe for discussion So good job Streatfield You ve given me feelings about cocaine

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Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography

Characters Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography Read ☆ 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 It's Getting Ugly Out There The Frauds Bunglers Liars and Losers Who Are Hurting America 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 Mel vs der melodramatische Roboter Gortimer Gibbon #3 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 Katie Cat it was like watching a Vice documentary only Die Verwandlung 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 The Eternal City instantly sucked Tage der Nemesis into the crazy world of cocaine the gangs the politics the abuses the addictions and everything else Heart of Gold in between It s riveting from start to finish and packed full of well researched A Romantic Getaway info that never gets boring

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Characters Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography Read ☆ Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography 107 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. 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 sets the scene for the cocaine battle between South America and US drug enforcement agencies and explains why we will never eradicate this drug He offers different opinions on how to curtail it s use and harvestI have always had an issue with the US coming into another country and demanding they end a major economy In fact unrefined coca in it s natural form has many health benefits and is highly nutritious True cocaine is a terrible drug to get involved with In it s processed forms it is highly addictive and is detrimental to ones health in large doses However coca plants grow very easily even in nutrient poor soil The coca farmers Streatfield interviews all say the same thing growing coca has feed their families and provided an income for them Asking a family to stop producing something that provides their sole income is a ridiculous proposal I can see a parallel between cocaine and let s say McDonald s Both are highly processed materials that have serious health effects on a regular user America exports McDonald s and all it s health problems to other countries every year and we make a ton of income off this export You could argue McDonald s is propelling the obesity epidemic into a global issue True McDonald s isn t the sole factor in obesity however cocaine is not the sole factor on the global drug market Or for that matter we could look at another product the US grows distributes and profits from tobacco Highly addictive terrible health effects it is also highly profitable to the US I would argue that if any other country attempted to force the US to eradicate this plant we would be outraged and screaming to the heavens Lobbyist and politicians would begin the sad song of tobacco providing our poor farmers a livable income Well that s true for the coca farmers The UN has tried several replacement crops in hopes farmers would cultivate those instead Unfortunately so far no other crop has provided the farmers with a livable wage We aren t giving these farmers any alternative We can t ask someone to give up something that is feeding their family I think Streatfield put it best when he states that South America is being punished in the war on drugs because the US is unable to enforce it s own drug laws In my opinion the US has no right to expect citizens of other countries stop growing a plant they have grown for centuries is part of their culture and heritage provides a sustainable living all because we are unable to control it s use in our own country


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    (Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography) PDF FREE é Dominic Streatfeild 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 depicted the pro

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    (Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography) PDF FREE é Dominic Streatfeild Dominic Streatfeild Æ 7 Free read Characters Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography 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 sets the scene for the cocaine battle between South America and US drug enforcement agen

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    (Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography) PDF FREE é Dominic Streatfeild 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

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    Dominic Streatfeild Æ 7 Free read Read ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Æ Dominic Streatfeild Characters Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography 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 t

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    (Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography) PDF FREE é Dominic Streatfeild 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 to 1980s Columbia if cocaine use happened anywhere Streatfield covers it and goes the extra mile in my opin

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    Read ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Æ Dominic Streatfeild Dominic Streatfeild Æ 7 Free read (Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography) PDF FREE é 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 beginni

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    (Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography) PDF FREE é Dominic Streatfeild Dominic Streatfeild Æ 7 Free read Characters Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography Books on drug culture seem to have become somewhat redundant in recent years with the rise of documentaries on Netflix so perhaps t

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    (Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography) PDF FREE é 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

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    (Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography) PDF FREE é Dominic Streatfeild Read ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Æ Dominic Streatfeild Dominic Streatfeild Æ 7 Free read 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) PDF FREE é Dominic Streatfeild Dominic Streatfeild Æ 7 Free read 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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  • Paperback
  • 528
  • Cocaine An Unauthorized Biography
  • Dominic Streatfeild
  • English
  • 17 July 2018
  • 9780312422264