By: KLUGER, RICHARD.
The Easton Press, Norwalk: 1997.:
Seller ID: 49535X1
Condition: 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 Am... View More...