Milk of Paradise: A History of Opium

Milk of Paradise: A History of Opium

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 demand. No other substance Poppy tears, opium, heroin, fentanyl: humankind has been in thrall to the ?Milk of Paradise? for millennia....

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Title:Milk of Paradise: A History of Opium
Author:Lucy Inglis
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Genres:History
ISBN:1643130552
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

Milk of Paradise: A History of Opium Reviews

  • Anna
    Aug 18, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

    detailed book charting mans history with opium from the ancients to modern day versions from the poppy plant and man made versions. learnt a lot and found it very interesting. well worth reading ...

    1 star for the audio version I listened to on the BBC radio 4 Book of the Week programme. I have not read the book. The narration is fine, it's the contents I have a problem with. I don't really understand the point of this radio-book. It's a random amalgamation of a partial historic...

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    This is a beautiful book both to look at and to read. The history of opium is the history of the world. Well written and researched so even those of us who are not historians or scientists can understand. You learn so much not just about opium, but about trade, wars, corruption and hum...

    Interesting look at the history of opium, with some interesting side notes as well. ...

    Interesting narrative on opium and its impacts. I particularity liked the later sections on the US activities around the Vietnam War which I was not aware of until reading here. ...

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  • Laura
    Aug 13, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

  • Bettie☯
    Aug 14, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

    detailed book charting mans history with opium from the ancients to modern day versions from the poppy plant and man made versions. learnt a lot and found it very interesting. well worth reading ...

    1 star for the audio version I listened to on the BBC radio 4 Book of the Week programme. I have not read the book. The narration is fine, it's the contents I have a problem with. I don't really understand the point of this radio-book. It's a random amalgamation of a partial historic...

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  • Stephen
    Sep 07, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

    detailed book charting mans history with opium from the ancients to modern day versions from the poppy plant and man made versions. learnt a lot and found it very interesting. well worth reading ...

  • Tim Archer
    Oct 18, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

    detailed book charting mans history with opium from the ancients to modern day versions from the poppy plant and man made versions. learnt a lot and found it very interesting. well worth reading ...

    1 star for the audio version I listened to on the BBC radio 4 Book of the Week programme. I have not read the book. The narration is fine, it's the contents I have a problem with. I don't really understand the point of this radio-book. It's a random amalgamation of a partial historic...

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    This is a beautiful book both to look at and to read. The history of opium is the history of the world. Well written and researched so even those of us who are not historians or scientists can understand. You learn so much not just about opium, but about trade, wars, corruption and hum...

    Interesting look at the history of opium, with some interesting side notes as well. ...

    Interesting narrative on opium and its impacts. I particularity liked the later sections on the US activities around the Vietnam War which I was not aware of until reading here. ...

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  • Antti Salovaara
    Sep 30, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

    detailed book charting mans history with opium from the ancients to modern day versions from the poppy plant and man made versions. learnt a lot and found it very interesting. well worth reading ...

    1 star for the audio version I listened to on the BBC radio 4 Book of the Week programme. I have not read the book. The narration is fine, it's the contents I have a problem with. I don't really understand the point of this radio-book. It's a random amalgamation of a partial historic...

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    This is a beautiful book both to look at and to read. The history of opium is the history of the world. Well written and researched so even those of us who are not historians or scientists can understand. You learn so much not just about opium, but about trade, wars, corruption and hum...

    Interesting look at the history of opium, with some interesting side notes as well. ...

    Interesting narrative on opium and its impacts. I particularity liked the later sections on the US activities around the Vietnam War which I was not aware of until reading here. ...

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  • Jojo
    Aug 22, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

    detailed book charting mans history with opium from the ancients to modern day versions from the poppy plant and man made versions. learnt a lot and found it very interesting. well worth reading ...

    1 star for the audio version I listened to on the BBC radio 4 Book of the Week programme. I have not read the book. The narration is fine, it's the contents I have a problem with. I don't really understand the point of this radio-book. It's a random amalgamation of a partial historic...

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    This is a beautiful book both to look at and to read. The history of opium is the history of the world. Well written and researched so even those of us who are not historians or scientists can understand. You learn so much not just about opium, but about trade, wars, corruption and hum...

    Interesting look at the history of opium, with some interesting side notes as well. ...

    Interesting narrative on opium and its impacts. I particularity liked the later sections on the US activities around the Vietnam War which I was not aware of until reading here. ...

  • kagami
    Aug 20, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

    detailed book charting mans history with opium from the ancients to modern day versions from the poppy plant and man made versions. learnt a lot and found it very interesting. well worth reading ...

    1 star for the audio version I listened to on the BBC radio 4 Book of the Week programme. I have not read the book. The narration is fine, it's the contents I have a problem with. I don't really understand the point of this radio-book. It's a random amalgamation of a partial historic...

  • Sarah Tregear
    Sep 01, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

    detailed book charting mans history with opium from the ancients to modern day versions from the poppy plant and man made versions. learnt a lot and found it very interesting. well worth reading ...

    1 star for the audio version I listened to on the BBC radio 4 Book of the Week programme. I have not read the book. The narration is fine, it's the contents I have a problem with. I don't really understand the point of this radio-book. It's a random amalgamation of a partial historic...

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    This is a beautiful book both to look at and to read. The history of opium is the history of the world. Well written and researched so even those of us who are not historians or scientists can understand. You learn so much not just about opium, but about trade, wars, corruption and hum...

  • Suzette Harper
    Sep 11, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

    detailed book charting mans history with opium from the ancients to modern day versions from the poppy plant and man made versions. learnt a lot and found it very interesting. well worth reading ...

    1 star for the audio version I listened to on the BBC radio 4 Book of the Week programme. I have not read the book. The narration is fine, it's the contents I have a problem with. I don't really understand the point of this radio-book. It's a random amalgamation of a partial historic...

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    This is a beautiful book both to look at and to read. The history of opium is the history of the world. Well written and researched so even those of us who are not historians or scientists can understand. You learn so much not just about opium, but about trade, wars, corruption and hum...

    Interesting look at the history of opium, with some interesting side notes as well. ...

    Interesting narrative on opium and its impacts. I particularity liked the later sections on the US activities around the Vietnam War which I was not aware of until reading here. ...

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  • Fernando
    Oct 15, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

    detailed book charting mans history with opium from the ancients to modern day versions from the poppy plant and man made versions. learnt a lot and found it very interesting. well worth reading ...

    1 star for the audio version I listened to on the BBC radio 4 Book of the Week programme. I have not read the book. The narration is fine, it's the contents I have a problem with. I don't really understand the point of this radio-book. It's a random amalgamation of a partial historic...

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    This is a beautiful book both to look at and to read. The history of opium is the history of the world. Well written and researched so even those of us who are not historians or scientists can understand. You learn so much not just about opium, but about trade, wars, corruption and hum...

    Interesting look at the history of opium, with some interesting side notes as well. ...

    Interesting narrative on opium and its impacts. I particularity liked the later sections on the US activities around the Vietnam War which I was not aware of until reading here. ...

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  • Lawrence
    Oct 10, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

    detailed book charting mans history with opium from the ancients to modern day versions from the poppy plant and man made versions. learnt a lot and found it very interesting. well worth reading ...

    1 star for the audio version I listened to on the BBC radio 4 Book of the Week programme. I have not read the book. The narration is fine, it's the contents I have a problem with. I don't really understand the point of this radio-book. It's a random amalgamation of a partial historic...

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    This is a beautiful book both to look at and to read. The history of opium is the history of the world. Well written and researched so even those of us who are not historians or scientists can understand. You learn so much not just about opium, but about trade, wars, corruption and hum...

    Interesting look at the history of opium, with some interesting side notes as well. ...

    Interesting narrative on opium and its impacts. I particularity liked the later sections on the US activities around the Vietnam War which I was not aware of until reading here. ...

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  • Claire Hutchinson
    Aug 31, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

    detailed book charting mans history with opium from the ancients to modern day versions from the poppy plant and man made versions. learnt a lot and found it very interesting. well worth reading ...

    1 star for the audio version I listened to on the BBC radio 4 Book of the Week programme. I have not read the book. The narration is fine, it's the contents I have a problem with. I don't really understand the point of this radio-book. It's a random amalgamation of a partial historic...

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    This is a beautiful book both to look at and to read. The history of opium is the history of the world. Well written and researched so even those of us who are not historians or scientists can understand. You learn so much not just about opium, but about trade, wars, corruption and hum...

    Interesting look at the history of opium, with some interesting side notes as well. ...

    Interesting narrative on opium and its impacts. I particularity liked the later sections on the US activities around the Vietnam War which I was not aware of until reading here. ...

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  • Dante Penington
    Sep 14, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

    detailed book charting mans history with opium from the ancients to modern day versions from the poppy plant and man made versions. learnt a lot and found it very interesting. well worth reading ...

    1 star for the audio version I listened to on the BBC radio 4 Book of the Week programme. I have not read the book. The narration is fine, it's the contents I have a problem with. I don't really understand the point of this radio-book. It's a random amalgamation of a partial historic...

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    This is a beautiful book both to look at and to read. The history of opium is the history of the world. Well written and researched so even those of us who are not historians or scientists can understand. You learn so much not just about opium, but about trade, wars, corruption and hum...

    Interesting look at the history of opium, with some interesting side notes as well. ...

    Interesting narrative on opium and its impacts. I particularity liked the later sections on the US activities around the Vietnam War which I was not aware of until reading here. ...

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  • Libby Thompson
    Sep 10, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

    detailed book charting mans history with opium from the ancients to modern day versions from the poppy plant and man made versions. learnt a lot and found it very interesting. well worth reading ...

    1 star for the audio version I listened to on the BBC radio 4 Book of the Week programme. I have not read the book. The narration is fine, it's the contents I have a problem with. I don't really understand the point of this radio-book. It's a random amalgamation of a partial historic...

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    This is a beautiful book both to look at and to read. The history of opium is the history of the world. Well written and researched so even those of us who are not historians or scientists can understand. You learn so much not just about opium, but about trade, wars, corruption and hum...

    Interesting look at the history of opium, with some interesting side notes as well. ...

    Interesting narrative on opium and its impacts. I particularity liked the later sections on the US activities around the Vietnam War which I was not aware of until reading here. ...

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  • Amy Rogers
    Sep 29, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

    detailed book charting mans history with opium from the ancients to modern day versions from the poppy plant and man made versions. learnt a lot and found it very interesting. well worth reading ...

    1 star for the audio version I listened to on the BBC radio 4 Book of the Week programme. I have not read the book. The narration is fine, it's the contents I have a problem with. I don't really understand the point of this radio-book. It's a random amalgamation of a partial historic...

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    This is a beautiful book both to look at and to read. The history of opium is the history of the world. Well written and researched so even those of us who are not historians or scientists can understand. You learn so much not just about opium, but about trade, wars, corruption and hum...

    Interesting look at the history of opium, with some interesting side notes as well. ...

    Interesting narrative on opium and its impacts. I particularity liked the later sections on the US activities around the Vietnam War which I was not aware of until reading here. ...

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  • Jess
    Aug 18, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

    detailed book charting mans history with opium from the ancients to modern day versions from the poppy plant and man made versions. learnt a lot and found it very interesting. well worth reading ...

    1 star for the audio version I listened to on the BBC radio 4 Book of the Week programme. I have not read the book. The narration is fine, it's the contents I have a problem with. I don't really understand the point of this radio-book. It's a random amalgamation of a partial historic...

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    This is a beautiful book both to look at and to read. The history of opium is the history of the world. Well written and researched so even those of us who are not historians or scientists can understand. You learn so much not just about opium, but about trade, wars, corruption and hum...

    Interesting look at the history of opium, with some interesting side notes as well. ...

    Interesting narrative on opium and its impacts. I particularity liked the later sections on the US activities around the Vietnam War which I was not aware of until reading here. ...

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  • Sam Griffin
    Sep 29, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

    detailed book charting mans history with opium from the ancients to modern day versions from the poppy plant and man made versions. learnt a lot and found it very interesting. well worth reading ...

    1 star for the audio version I listened to on the BBC radio 4 Book of the Week programme. I have not read the book. The narration is fine, it's the contents I have a problem with. I don't really understand the point of this radio-book. It's a random amalgamation of a partial historic...

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    This is a beautiful book both to look at and to read. The history of opium is the history of the world. Well written and researched so even those of us who are not historians or scientists can understand. You learn so much not just about opium, but about trade, wars, corruption and hum...

    Interesting look at the history of opium, with some interesting side notes as well. ...

    Interesting narrative on opium and its impacts. I particularity liked the later sections on the US activities around the Vietnam War which I was not aware of until reading here. ...

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  • Deborah Wilson
    Aug 18, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

    detailed book charting mans history with opium from the ancients to modern day versions from the poppy plant and man made versions. learnt a lot and found it very interesting. well worth reading ...

    1 star for the audio version I listened to on the BBC radio 4 Book of the Week programme. I have not read the book. The narration is fine, it's the contents I have a problem with. I don't really understand the point of this radio-book. It's a random amalgamation of a partial historic...

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    This is a beautiful book both to look at and to read. The history of opium is the history of the world. Well written and researched so even those of us who are not historians or scientists can understand. You learn so much not just about opium, but about trade, wars, corruption and hum...

    Interesting look at the history of opium, with some interesting side notes as well. ...

    Interesting narrative on opium and its impacts. I particularity liked the later sections on the US activities around the Vietnam War which I was not aware of until reading here. ...

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  • Vincent Seynaeve
    Aug 31, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

    detailed book charting mans history with opium from the ancients to modern day versions from the poppy plant and man made versions. learnt a lot and found it very interesting. well worth reading ...

    1 star for the audio version I listened to on the BBC radio 4 Book of the Week programme. I have not read the book. The narration is fine, it's the contents I have a problem with. I don't really understand the point of this radio-book. It's a random amalgamation of a partial historic...

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    This is a beautiful book both to look at and to read. The history of opium is the history of the world. Well written and researched so even those of us who are not historians or scientists can understand. You learn so much not just about opium, but about trade, wars, corruption and hum...

    Interesting look at the history of opium, with some interesting side notes as well. ...

    Interesting narrative on opium and its impacts. I particularity liked the later sections on the US activities around the Vietnam War which I was not aware of until reading here. ...

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  • Emma
    Aug 30, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

    detailed book charting mans history with opium from the ancients to modern day versions from the poppy plant and man made versions. learnt a lot and found it very interesting. well worth reading ...

    1 star for the audio version I listened to on the BBC radio 4 Book of the Week programme. I have not read the book. The narration is fine, it's the contents I have a problem with. I don't really understand the point of this radio-book. It's a random amalgamation of a partial historic...

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    This is a beautiful book both to look at and to read. The history of opium is the history of the world. Well written and researched so even those of us who are not historians or scientists can understand. You learn so much not just about opium, but about trade, wars, corruption and hum...

    Interesting look at the history of opium, with some interesting side notes as well. ...

    Interesting narrative on opium and its impacts. I particularity liked the later sections on the US activities around the Vietnam War which I was not aware of until reading here. ...

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  • Darcy Moore
    Oct 01, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

    detailed book charting mans history with opium from the ancients to modern day versions from the poppy plant and man made versions. learnt a lot and found it very interesting. well worth reading ...

    1 star for the audio version I listened to on the BBC radio 4 Book of the Week programme. I have not read the book. The narration is fine, it's the contents I have a problem with. I don't really understand the point of this radio-book. It's a random amalgamation of a partial historic...

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    This is a beautiful book both to look at and to read. The history of opium is the history of the world. Well written and researched so even those of us who are not historians or scientists can understand. You learn so much not just about opium, but about trade, wars, corruption and hum...

    Interesting look at the history of opium, with some interesting side notes as well. ...

    Interesting narrative on opium and its impacts. I particularity liked the later sections on the US activities around the Vietnam War which I was not aware of until reading here. ...

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  • Ami
    Oct 14, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

    detailed book charting mans history with opium from the ancients to modern day versions from the poppy plant and man made versions. learnt a lot and found it very interesting. well worth reading ...

    1 star for the audio version I listened to on the BBC radio 4 Book of the Week programme. I have not read the book. The narration is fine, it's the contents I have a problem with. I don't really understand the point of this radio-book. It's a random amalgamation of a partial historic...

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    This is a beautiful book both to look at and to read. The history of opium is the history of the world. Well written and researched so even those of us who are not historians or scientists can understand. You learn so much not just about opium, but about trade, wars, corruption and hum...

    Interesting look at the history of opium, with some interesting side notes as well. ...

    Interesting narrative on opium and its impacts. I particularity liked the later sections on the US activities around the Vietnam War which I was not aware of until reading here. ...

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  • Mat Connolley
    Sep 23, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

    detailed book charting mans history with opium from the ancients to modern day versions from the poppy plant and man made versions. learnt a lot and found it very interesting. well worth reading ...

    1 star for the audio version I listened to on the BBC radio 4 Book of the Week programme. I have not read the book. The narration is fine, it's the contents I have a problem with. I don't really understand the point of this radio-book. It's a random amalgamation of a partial historic...

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    This is a beautiful book both to look at and to read. The history of opium is the history of the world. Well written and researched so even those of us who are not historians or scientists can understand. You learn so much not just about opium, but about trade, wars, corruption and hum...

    Interesting look at the history of opium, with some interesting side notes as well. ...

    Interesting narrative on opium and its impacts. I particularity liked the later sections on the US activities around the Vietnam War which I was not aware of until reading here. ...

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  • Sam Wilkinson
    Sep 06, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

    detailed book charting mans history with opium from the ancients to modern day versions from the poppy plant and man made versions. learnt a lot and found it very interesting. well worth reading ...

    1 star for the audio version I listened to on the BBC radio 4 Book of the Week programme. I have not read the book. The narration is fine, it's the contents I have a problem with. I don't really understand the point of this radio-book. It's a random amalgamation of a partial historic...

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    This is a beautiful book both to look at and to read. The history of opium is the history of the world. Well written and researched so even those of us who are not historians or scientists can understand. You learn so much not just about opium, but about trade, wars, corruption and hum...

    Interesting look at the history of opium, with some interesting side notes as well. ...

  • mrs fiona downey
    Oct 15, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

    detailed book charting mans history with opium from the ancients to modern day versions from the poppy plant and man made versions. learnt a lot and found it very interesting. well worth reading ...

    1 star for the audio version I listened to on the BBC radio 4 Book of the Week programme. I have not read the book. The narration is fine, it's the contents I have a problem with. I don't really understand the point of this radio-book. It's a random amalgamation of a partial historic...

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    This is a beautiful book both to look at and to read. The history of opium is the history of the world. Well written and researched so even those of us who are not historians or scientists can understand. You learn so much not just about opium, but about trade, wars, corruption and hum...

    Interesting look at the history of opium, with some interesting side notes as well. ...

    Interesting narrative on opium and its impacts. I particularity liked the later sections on the US activities around the Vietnam War which I was not aware of until reading here. ...

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  • Glen
    Oct 06, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

    detailed book charting mans history with opium from the ancients to modern day versions from the poppy plant and man made versions. learnt a lot and found it very interesting. well worth reading ...

    1 star for the audio version I listened to on the BBC radio 4 Book of the Week programme. I have not read the book. The narration is fine, it's the contents I have a problem with. I don't really understand the point of this radio-book. It's a random amalgamation of a partial historic...

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    This is a beautiful book both to look at and to read. The history of opium is the history of the world. Well written and researched so even those of us who are not historians or scientists can understand. You learn so much not just about opium, but about trade, wars, corruption and hum...

    Interesting look at the history of opium, with some interesting side notes as well. ...

    Interesting narrative on opium and its impacts. I particularity liked the later sections on the US activities around the Vietnam War which I was not aware of until reading here. ...

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  • Karen
    Oct 14, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

    detailed book charting mans history with opium from the ancients to modern day versions from the poppy plant and man made versions. learnt a lot and found it very interesting. well worth reading ...

    1 star for the audio version I listened to on the BBC radio 4 Book of the Week programme. I have not read the book. The narration is fine, it's the contents I have a problem with. I don't really understand the point of this radio-book. It's a random amalgamation of a partial historic...

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    This is a beautiful book both to look at and to read. The history of opium is the history of the world. Well written and researched so even those of us who are not historians or scientists can understand. You learn so much not just about opium, but about trade, wars, corruption and hum...

    Interesting look at the history of opium, with some interesting side notes as well. ...

    Interesting narrative on opium and its impacts. I particularity liked the later sections on the US activities around the Vietnam War which I was not aware of until reading here. ...

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  • Georgia Threadgold
    Sep 05, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

    detailed book charting mans history with opium from the ancients to modern day versions from the poppy plant and man made versions. learnt a lot and found it very interesting. well worth reading ...

    1 star for the audio version I listened to on the BBC radio 4 Book of the Week programme. I have not read the book. The narration is fine, it's the contents I have a problem with. I don't really understand the point of this radio-book. It's a random amalgamation of a partial historic...

    BOTW https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bf... Description: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex ...

    This is a beautiful book both to look at and to read. The history of opium is the history of the world. Well written and researched so even those of us who are not historians or scientists can understand. You learn so much not just about opium, but about trade, wars, corruption and hum...

    Interesting look at the history of opium, with some interesting side notes as well. ...

    Interesting narrative on opium and its impacts. I particularity liked the later sections on the US activities around the Vietnam War which I was not aware of until reading here. ...

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  • Dennis E
    Oct 14, 2018

    From BBC radio 4 - Book of the Week: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex relationship with opium. ...

    detailed book charting mans history with opium from the ancients to modern day versions from the poppy plant and man made versions. learnt a lot and found it very interesting. well worth reading ...

    1 star for the audio version I listened to on the BBC radio 4 Book of the Week programme. I have not read the book. The narration is fine, it's the contents I have a problem with. I don't really understand the point of this radio-book. It's a random amalgamation of a partial historic...

    BOTW https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bf... Description: Derived from the juice of the poppy, it relieves our pain and cures our insomnia. It may even inspire great art. It also causes addiction, misery and death. Historian Lucy Inglis' new book explores man's long and complex ...

    This is a beautiful book both to look at and to read. The history of opium is the history of the world. Well written and researched so even those of us who are not historians or scientists can understand. You learn so much not just about opium, but about trade, wars, corruption and hum...

    Interesting look at the history of opium, with some interesting side notes as well. ...

    Interesting narrative on opium and its impacts. I particularity liked the later sections on the US activities around the Vietnam War which I was not aware of until reading here. ...

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