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Milk of Paradise

A History of Opium

Lucy Inglis

Poppy tears, opium, heroin, fentanyl: humankind has been in thrall to the “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 ...
Publish Date
2019
February 5
First Published in 2018
Goodreads rating
3.57
ISBN
9781643130552
Recommendations
1
Recommendations
Apr 30, 2020
Milk of Paradise, a history of opium, by @lucyinglis is an absolutely brilliant book Epic in scope: Ancient Greeks, New York mafia, British Empire, HIV and the 80s gay scene, war in Afghanistan, psychopharmacology and more. Best book I've read in ages.      source