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11%OFFRobert N. Proctor - Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition - 9780520270169 - V9780520270169
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Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition

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Description for Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition Hardcover. The cigarette is the deadliest artifact in the history of human civilization. It is also one of the most beguiling, thanks to more than a century of manipulation at the hands of tobacco industry chemists. This title explores how the cigarette came to be the most widely-used drug on the planet, with six trillion sticks sold per year. Num Pages: 752 pages, 40 b/w photographs. BIC Classification: JFFH1; KNDF1; MBX; MMZR. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 162 x 227 x 53. Weight in Grams: 1170. Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition. 752 pages, Illustrations. The cigarette is the deadliest artifact in the history of human civilization. It is also one of the most beguiling, thanks to more than a century of manipulation at the hands of tobacco industry chemists. This title explores how the cigarette came to be the most widely-used drug on the planet, with six trillion sticks sold per year. Cateogry: (P) Professional & Vocational. BIC Classification: JFFH1; KNDF1; MBX; MMZR. Dimension: 162 x 227 x 53. Weight: 1154.
The cigarette is the deadliest artifact in the history of human civilization. It is also one of the most beguiling, thanks to more than a century of manipulation at the hands of tobacco industry chemists. In Golden Holocaust , Robert N. Proctor draws on reams of formerly-secret industry documents to explore how the cigarette came to be the most widely-used drug on the planet, with six trillion sticks sold per year. He paints a harrowing picture of tobacco manufacturers conspiring to block the recognition of tobacco-cancer hazards, even as they ensnare legions of scientists and politicians in a web ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
University of California Press
Number of pages
752
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2012
Condition
New
Weight
1241g
Number of Pages
774
Place of Publication
Berkerley, United States
ISBN
9780520270169
SKU
V9780520270169
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About Robert N. Proctor
Robert N. Proctor is Professor of the History of Science at Stanford University and author of Cancer Wars, Racial Hygiene, and The Nazi War on Cancer He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Reviews for Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition
Draws on previously confidential industry documents and Proctor's own experience as the first historian to testify in court about [industry] lies. What lies? How deep into the pleural linings did they go? All the way. Harper's Magazine Lays out in head-shaking detail how a handful of companies painstakingly designed, produced, and mass-marketed the most lethal product on the ... Read more

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