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Milk of Paradise A History of Opium ePub ê MP3 CD ´ Lucy Inglis

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Milk of Paradise A History of Opium ePub ê MP3 CD ´ Lucy Inglis ´ ❴Reading❵ ➻ Milk of Paradise A History of Opium Author Lucy Inglis – Feedmarkformulate.co.uk 'Lucy Inglis has done a wonderful job bringing together a wide range of sources to tell the history of the most excitiHe ‘Milk of Paradise’ for millennia The latex of papaver somniferum is a bringer of sleep of pleasurable lethargy of relief from pain – and hugely addictive A commodity without rival it is renewable easy to extract transport and refine and subject to an insatiable global demand No other substance in the world is as simple to produce or as profitable It is the basis of a gargantuan industry built upon a shady underworld but ultimately it is a farm gate material that lives many lives before it reaches the branded blister packet the intravenous

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Drip or the scorched and filthy spoon Many of us will end our lives dependent on it In Milk of Paradise acclaimed cultural historian Lucy Inglis takes readers on an epic journey from ancient Mesopotamia to modern America and Afghanistan from Sanskrit to pop from poppy tears to smack from morphine to today’s synthetic opiates It is a tale of addiction trade crime sex war literature medicine and above all money And as this ambitious wide ranging and compelling account vividly shows the history of opium is our history and it speaks to us of who we a

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Milk of Paradise A History of Opium'Lucy Inglis has done a wonderful job bringing together a wide range of sources to tell the history of the most exciting and dangerous plants in the world Telling the story of opium tells us much about our faults and foibles as humans – our willingness to experiment; our ability to become addicts; our pursuit of money This book tells usthan about opium; it tells us about ourselves' Peter Frankopan author of The Silk Roads ‘The only thing that is good is poppies They are gold’ Poppy tears opium heroin fentanyl humankind has been in thrall to t