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  • Andreas, Peter, 1965- author.
     
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  • Soldiers -- Drug use -- History.
     
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  • Soldiers -- Substance use -- History.
     
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  • Drug utilization -- History.
     
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  • Drug abuse -- History.
     
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  • Military history.
     
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    Killer high : a history of war in six drugs / Peter Andreas.
    by Andreas, Peter, 1965- author.
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    Subjects
  • Soldiers -- Drug use -- History.
  •  
  • Soldiers -- Substance use -- History.
  •  
  • Drug utilization -- History.
  •  
  • Drug abuse -- History.
  •  
  • Military history.
  • Publisher Info: 
    New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]
    ©2020
    Description: 
    ix, 338 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
    RDA Types: 
    text
    unmediated
    volume
    ISBN: 
    9780190463014
    0190463015
    Contents: 
    Introduction: How drugs made war and war made drugs -- Drunk on the front -- Where there's smoke there's war -- Caffeinated conflict -- Opium, empire, and geopolitics -- Speed warfare -- Cocaine wars -- Conclusion: The drugged battlefields of the twenty-first century.
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    "In his path-breaking Killer High, Andreas shows how six psychoactive drugs--ranging from old to relatively new, mild to potent, licit to illicit, natural to synthetic--have proven to be particularly important war ingredients. This sweeping history tells the story of war from antiquity to the modern age through the lens of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, opium, amphetamines, and cocaine. Beer and wine drenched ancient and medieval battlefields, and the distilling revolution lubricated the conquest and ethnic cleansing of the New World. Tobacco became globalized through soldiering, with soldiers hooked on smoking and governments hooked on taxing it. Caffeine and opium fueled imperial expansion and warfare. The commercialization of amphetamines in the twentieth century energized soldiers to fight harder, longer, and faster, while cocaine stimulated an increasingly militarized drug war that produced casualty numbers surpassing most civil wars. As Andreas demonstrates, armed conflict has become progressively more "drugged" with the introduction, mass production, and global spread of mind-altering substances. As a result, we cannot understand the history of war without including drugs, and we similarly cannot understand the history of drugs without including war. From ancient brews and battles to meth and modern warfare, drugs and war have grown up together and become addicted to each other"--
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