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La Diva Nicotina: The Story of How Tobacco Seduced the World
Iain Gately. A fascinating & witty history of tobacco tracing its development from ritual refreshment to universal habit. Alluring & glamorous, deceitful & deadly, this book relates the story of this addictive plant. Covers the history of our relationship with a plant whose only function is to stimulate, from its beginnings among the ancient civilizations of South America to the present. Examines the roles tobacco has played, including its functions as spiritual messenger, sexual ambassador, cancer cure, global currency & ultimately as an assassin. Famous smokers & famous opponents of tobacco over the centuries are presented, together with their arguments for & against this weed. The story of the most popular, highly taxed, & deadly substance on the planet. Illustrated.
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