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1 CONRAD III, BARNABY. Absinthe: History In A Bottle.
Chronicle Books, San Francisco: 1988. 0811816508 / 9780811816502 First Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
An illustrated exploration of absinthe's legendary allure. Includes an Index. 
Price: 23.09 USD
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2 DE QUINCEY, THOMAS. Confessions Of An English Opium Eater.
Dover Publications, Inc., New York: 1995. 0486287424 / 9780486287423 Dover Thrift Editions. s Softcover. Good condition. 
First published in installments in the London Magazine in 1821, the work recounts De Quincey's early years as a precocious student of Greek, his flight from grammar school and subsequent adventures among the outcasts and prostitutes of London, studies at Oxford University and his introduction to opium in 1804 (he hoped that taking the drug would relieve a severe headache). It was the beginning of a long-term addiction to opium, whose effects on his mind are revealed in remarkably vivid descriptions of the dreams and visions he experienced while under its influence. 
Price: 2.99 USD
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3 EBIN, DAVID (EDITOR). The Drug Experience. First-person Accounts Of Addicts, Writers, Scientists And Others.
The Orion Press,New York: 1961. First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Slight chips and tears to DJ. 
Writers describe their experience with virtually every drug that was available in 1961, including hashish, heroin, opium, mescaline, peyote, LSD, morphine, marijuana, mushrooms and others. 
Price: 117.80 USD
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4 GLASSER, WILLIAM. Positive Addiction.
0060115580 / 9780060115586 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 33.25 USD
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5 INFANTE, G. CABRERA. Holy Smoke.
Faber and Faber, London: 1985. 0571145949 / 9780571145942 First paperback edition - 1986. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
An outrageous and informative account of the amazing story of the cigar, from the early beginnings of 1492 to the sophisticated Cohibas of today. 
Price: 13.21 USD
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T. F. H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City: 1988. 0793805929 / 9780793805921 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Take the most important export from Cuba, its unique cigars, have Cuba's greatest living writer describe the cigar's unique position in both Cuba and the world, use photographs by Cuba's most imp[=ortant photographer, get the approval of the official Cuban tobacco group, Cubatabaco, and you have the makings of the bewst book possible. The author and photographer take the reader through the history of tobacco, starting with Christopher Columbus, and then through the hundreds of steps in the growing and manufacture of the Havana cigars, finally disclosing the secrets by which cigars are graded. Simply put, this is the most authoritative book on the Havana cigar. It is also a very beautiful book and one that will be of interest to every enlightened cigar smoker. 
Price: 26.55 USD
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7 KLUGER, RICHARD. Ashes To Ashes: America's Hundred-year Cigarette War, The Public Health, And The Unabashed Triumph Of Philip Morris.
The Easton Press, Norwalk: 1997. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. Full forest green leather, with elaborate gilt-stamped decorations framed with ornate gilt borders on the covers. Gold moire end papers and a bound-in silk book mark. 
No book before this one has rendered the story of cigarettes -- mankinds most common self-destructive instrument and its most profitable consumer product -- with such sweep and enlivening detail. Here for the first time, in a story full of the complexities and contradictions of human nature, all the strands of the historical process -- financial, social, psychological, medical, political, and legal -- are woven together in a riveting narrative. The key characters are the top corporate executives, public health investigators, and antismoking activists who have clashed ever more stridently as Americans debate whether smoking should be closely regulated as a major health menace. Includes an Index. 
Price: 136.80 USD
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8 MUSTO, M.D., DAVID F. The American Disease: Origins Of Narcotics Control.
Yale University Press, New Haven and London: 1973. 0300015372 / 9780300015379 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Provides a history of drug abuse, and although it will not provide an answer to the problem of drug use, perhaps it will lessen some of the distortion which interfere with public debate. Includes an Index. 
Price: 38.67 USD
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9 ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. The Foes Of Our Own Household.
George H. Doran, New York: 1917. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. The binding is broken in spots. 
Theodore Roosevelt's take on the global political situation in 1917 and his case for military intervention in WW I. 
Price: 155.80 USD
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10 SHANKEN, MARVIN R. (EDITOR). Cigar Aficionado's World Of Cigars.
Running Press, Philadelphia and London: 1996. 1561388009 / 9781561388004 Fourth Printing. Courage Books Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Cigar Aficionado - the world's first consumer magazine devoted to cigars - single-handedly inspired a boom in the cigar market and a renaissance in cigar smoking. This book brings you three years of the magazine's coverage of the people, places, and accessories that have contributed to modern cigar culture. 
Price: 10.21 USD
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11 STEARN, JESS. The Seekers.
Doubleday & Company, Garden City: 1969. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. There are minor tears to the front dustjacket. 

Price: 11.16 USD
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12 UNRAU, WILLIAM E. Indians, Alcohol, And The Roads To Taos And Santa Fe.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2013. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In the culture of the American West, images abound of Indians drunk on the white man's firewater, a historical stereotype William Unrau has explored in two previous books. His latest study focuses on how federally-developed roads from Missouri to northern New Mexico facilitated the diffusion of both spirits and habits of over-drinking within Native American cultures. Unrau investigates how it came about that distilled alcohol, designated illegal under penalty of federal fines and imprisonment as a trade item for Indian people, was nevertheless easily obtainable by most Indians along the Taos and Santa Fe roads after 1821. Unrau reveals how the opening of those overland trails, their designation as national roads, and the establishment of legal boundaries of "Indian Country" all combined to produce an increasingly unstable setting in which Osage, Kansa, Southern Cheyenne, Arapahoe, Kiowa, and Comanche peoples entered into an expansive trade for alcohol along these routes. Unrau describes how Missouri traders began meeting Anglo demand for bison robes and related products, obtaining these commodities in exchange for corn and wheat alcohol and ensnaring Prairie and Plains Indians in a market economy that became dependent on this exchange. He tells how the distribution of illicit alcohol figured heavily in the failure of Indian prohibition, with drinking becoming an unfortunate learned behavior among Indians, and analyzes this trade within the context of evolving federal Indian law, policy, and enforcement in Indian Country. Unrau's research suggests that the illegal trade along this route may have been even more important than the legal commerce moving between the mouth of the Kansas River and the Mexican markets far to the southwest. He also considers how and why the federal government failed to police and take into custody known malefactors, thereby undermining its announced program for tribal improvement. Indians, Alcohol, and the Roads to Taos and Santa Fe cogently explores the relationship between politics and economics in the expanding borderlands of the United States. It fills a void in the literature of the overland Indian trade as it reveals the enduring power of the most pernicious trade good in Indian Country. "In this articulate discussion Unrau argues persuasively that the federal surveys of trails onto the southern plains after 1821 encouraged small time traders to open an illegal liquor-based trade with Indians there for buffalo robes. He concludes that this brought a persistent instability to the region and destruction to its tribes during the next fifty years."—Roger L. Nichols, author of Natives and Strangers: A History of Ethnic Americans "This fascinating study—by a leading historian of Indian history—is both a very good read and a significant contribution to the history of the West and the Santa Fe Trail."—David Dary, author of The Santa Fe Trail "Helps solve the puzzle of how Indian Country became the United States—and the human costs of that transition."—Anne F. Hyde, author of Empires, Nations, and Families: A History of the North American West, 1800-1860 "Focusing on the actions of larger-than-life characters, Unrau presents a fast-paced and succinct study."—Michael L. Tate, author of Indians and Emigrants: Encounters on the Overland Trails WILLIAM E. UNRAU is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of History at Wichita State University and author of ten previous books about Native Americans, including The Rise and Fall of Indian Country; White Man's Wicked Water; and, with Craig Miner, the classic The End of Indian Kansas: A History of Cultural Revolution."A fast-paced and succinct study of one of the most persistent problems facing Indian-white relations during the first half of the nineteenth century. - Unrau focuses on the actions of larger-than-life characters to demonstrate why the national efforts at limiting alcohol stocks in the Indian country failed and how this failure precipitated other interracial problems." - Michael L. Tate, author of Indians and Emigrants 
Price: 37.95 USD
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