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The Smoke of the Gods : A Social History of Tobacco - Eric Burns

The Smoke of the Gods

A Social History of Tobacco


Published: 1st September 2006
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From the author of The Spirits of America, an energetic history of tobacco use

"[A]n entertaining account of one of our most familiar national vices...This is narrative history with a lively, light touch and will likely find a willing audience...The author aims to entertain and inform, and he does both very well." -Virginia Quarterly Review

Introduction: The Ancient Worldp. 1
The Old Worldp. 14
The Enemies of Tobaccop. 36
The Politics of Tobaccop. 56
The Rise of Tobaccop. 71
Rush to Judgmentp. 97
Ghost, Body, and Soulp. 103
The Cigarettep. 128
The Carry Nation of Tobaccop. 140
The Last Good Timep. 168
The Case against Tobaccop. 189
The Turning Pointp. 216
Epilogue: "The Ten O'Clock People"p. 240
Acknowledgmentsp. 245
Notesp. 247
Select Bibliographyp. 259
Indexp. 265
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ISBN: 9781592134809
ISBN-10: 1592134807
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1st September 2006
Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.8  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.51