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Golden holocaust : origins of the cigarette catastrophe and the case for abolition / Robert N. Proctor.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780520270169 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0520270169 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • Description: x, 737 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2011.

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  • 2 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: Part One. The triumph of the cigarette: 1. The flue-curing revolution -- 2. Matches and mechanization -- 3. War likes tobacco, tobacco likes war -- 4. Taxation : The second addiction -- 5. Marketing genius unleashed -- 6. Sponsoring sports to sell smoke -- 7. Parties, the arts, and extreme expeditions -- 8. Clouding the web : Tobacco 2.0 -- Part two. Discovering the cancer hazard: 9. Early experimental carcinogenesis -- 10. Roffo's foray and the Nazi response -- 11. "Sold American": Tobacco-friendly research at the Medical College of Virginia -- 12. A most feared document : Claude E. Teague's 1953 "Survey of cancer research" -- 13. "Silent collaborators" : Clandestine cancer research financed by tobacco via the Damon Runyon Fund -- 14. Ecusta's experiments -- 15.Consensus, Hubris, and duplicity -- Part three. Conspiracy on a grand scale: 16. The Council for tobacco research : Distraction research, decoy research, filibuster research -- 17. Agnotology in action -- 18. Measuring ignorance : The impact of industry disinformation on popular knowledge of tobacco hazards -- 19. Filter flimflam -- 20. The grand fraud of ventilation -- 21. Crack nicotine : Freebasing to augment a cigarette's "Kick" -- 22. The "light cigarette" scam -- 23. Penetrating the universities -- 24. Historians join the conspiracy -- Part four. Radiant filth and redemption: 25. What's actually in your cigarette? -- 26. Radioactivity in cigarette smoke : "Three mile Marlboro" and the sleeping giant -- 27. The odd business of butts -- and the global warming wild card -- 28. "Safer" cigarettes? -- 29. Globalizing death -- 30. What must be done.

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