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Hep-Cats, Narcs, and Pipe Dreams: A History of America's Romance With Illegal Drugs

Hep Cats Narcs and Pipe Dreams A History of America s Romance With Illegal Drugs Fascinating well researched and finely honed This is a must read Judge Peggy F Hora California BenchOnce upon a time in America morphine and cocaine were routinely sold in pharmacies and hop heads

  • Title: Hep-Cats, Narcs, and Pipe Dreams: A History of America's Romance With Illegal Drugs
  • Author: Jill Jonnes
  • ISBN: 9780801861659
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fascinating, well researched and finely honed This is a must read Judge Peggy F Hora, California BenchOnce upon a time in America, morphine and cocaine were routinely sold in pharmacies, and hop heads gathered in shadowy basements to smoke opium So begins Hep Cats, Narcs, and Pipe Dreams, Jill Jonnes s ground breaking history of illegal drugs in America Jonne Fascinating, well researched and finely honed This is a must read Judge Peggy F Hora, California BenchOnce upon a time in America, morphine and cocaine were routinely sold in pharmacies, and hop heads gathered in shadowy basements to smoke opium So begins Hep Cats, Narcs, and Pipe Dreams, Jill Jonnes s ground breaking history of illegal drugs in America Jonnes vividly traces our first turn of the century drug epidemic, successfully quelled, and then follows the story into the postwar era starting in the jazz world of the northern cities and moving through the flower power 1960s to the cocaine and crack explosion of the 1980s and 1990s.

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    1. Despite shelving it on my "psychedelics" shelf, this book is actually more about hard drugs. I am going to give this one an extra star, more than it possibly deserves, simply because of the great detail it provides regarding the history of the DEA and its predecessor, the FBN (Federal Bureau of Narcotics). Harry Anslinger must have a special shelf in Hell on which he is perched, beside J. Edgar Hoover and Dick Nixon. The absolute corruption attending Ansliger's tenure and legacy as head of FBN i [...]


    2. Hep-Cats, Narcs, and Pipe Dreams: A History of America's Romance With Illegal Drugs by Jill Jonnes (Scribner 1996)(362.29) is a pretty well-informed history of the US's history of the illegal drug trade since 1860. The book has a thorough section of the post-1970's history of cocaine in America including the South America narcotraficantes and the crack explosion. Quite well researched. My rating: 6.5/10, finished 12/15/11.


    3. A history of drug use in America that is eye-opening and sometimes surprising. I especially was interested in the very early history. Some great illustrations and photographs as well. I am a fan of off-the-wall or unusual history books--stuff you won't learn in school, and this book doesn't disappoint.


    4. An incredible account of the history of drugs in America. The author doesn't leave anything out and yet, creates an engaging story that keeps the reader flipping through pages like it's a mystery novel. Never got the chance to finish it! I adored the portion that described the jazz scene, however.


    5. Published in 1996, it is already incredibly dated. References to AIDS and legalization (focusing on crack and heroin rather than marijuana, which is the real trend in legalization) makes this seem the product of 50 years ago.


    6. Easy-to-read history of drug use in America, with some scathing critique of the experimental Boomer generation.



    7. Couldn't get through it. Seemed semi-informative, but definitely not the drug history I'd tell you to read. There was something I didn't like about it, but I can't remember what it was.


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