Webs of Smoke: Smugglers, Warlords, Spies, and the History of the International Drug Trade / Edition 1

Webs of Smoke: Smugglers, Warlords, Spies, and the History of the International Drug Trade / Edition 1

by Kathryn Meyer, Terry Parssinen, Terry Parssinen, James H. Wittebols
     
 

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ISBN-10: 074252003X

ISBN-13: 9780742520035

Pub. Date: 10/02/2002

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This fascinating history of international drug trafficking in the first half of the twentieth century follows the stories of American narcs and gangsters, Japanese spies, Chinese warlords, and soldiers of fortune whose lives revolved around opium. The drug trade centered on China, which was before 1949, the world's largest narcotic market. The authors tell the

Overview

This fascinating history of international drug trafficking in the first half of the twentieth century follows the stories of American narcs and gangsters, Japanese spies, Chinese warlords, and soldiers of fortune whose lives revolved around opium. The drug trade centered on China, which was before 1949, the world's largest narcotic market. The authors tell the interlocking stories of the many extraordinary personalities_sinister and otherwise_involved in narcotics trafficking in Asia, Europe, and the United States. Drawing on a rich store of U.S., British, European, Japanese, and Chinese archives, this unique study will be invaluable for all readers interested in the drug trade and contemporary East Asian history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742520035
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/02/2002
Series:
State & Society in East Asia Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Men in the Shadows Chapter 2 Bureaucrats Chapter 3 Merchants Chapter 4 Monopolies Chapter 5 Noveaux Riches Chapter 6 Europeans Chapter 7 Warlords Chapter 8 Soldiers of Fortune Chapter 9 Spies Chapter 10 Americans Chapter 11 Communists Chapter 12 The Myth of Conspiracy

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