Tobacco: a Cultural History of How an Exotic Plant Seduced Civilization
by Iain Gately
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Publisher: Grove Pr
8vo. As new, pp. 404, b/w illustrations, "takes you inside the palaces of Ottoman sultans, the backrooms of Hollywood studios, and theclandetine labratories of cigarette companies to explore the variety of roles tobacco has played throughout history-spiritual messenger, sexual ambassador, medicinal cure-all, and ultimately carcinogenic assassin. "