9780684196701

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

ISBN 10: 0684196700 / 0-684-19670-0
ISBN 13: 9780684196701
Publisher: Scribner
Publication Date: 1996
Binding: Hardcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:
Sweeping in scope and arrestingly detailed, this colorful social history portrays America's complex relationship with drugs, from the genteel opium addiction of the early nineteenth century to the violent, desperate street use of crack today.

Review:
"Jonnes is addicted to intriguing etymological and historical tidbits; "dope" comes from doop, Dutch for "sauce," an apt term for the sticky stuff prepared in opium dens. (Booth reports that the world "hip" has an opium-den association; "Its root lay in the fact that addicts gained sore hips from reclining on their sides on hard, opium den bed-boards.")"

Washington Post Book World, 09/05/1999

Review:
"This is a lively, well-researched book, strengthened by Jonnes' eye for detail and sense of illustrative anecdote."

Tim Warren, Philadelphia Inquirer, 08/18/1996

 

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