Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition

Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition

by Robert N. Proctor
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Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition by Robert N. Proctor

The cigarette is the deadliest artifact in the history of human civilization. It is also one of the most beguiling, thanks to more than a century of manipulation at the hands of tobacco industry chemists. In Golden Holocaust, Robert N. Proctor draws on reams of formerly-secret industry documents to explore how the cigarette came to be the most widely-used drug on the planet, with six trillion sticks sold per year. He paints a harrowing picture of tobacco manufacturers conspiring to block the recognition of tobacco-cancer hazards, even as they ensnare legions of scientists and politicians in a web of denial. Proctor tells heretofore untold stories of fraud and subterfuge, and he makes the strongest case to date for a simple yet ambitious remedy: a ban on the manufacture and sale of cigarettes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520950436
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 02/28/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 752
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Robert N. Proctor is Professor of the History of Science at Stanford University and author of Cancer Wars, Racial Hygiene, and The Nazi War on Cancer He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
AlchemystAZ More than 1 year ago
That the industry is Evil is obvious, but to read the details of their crimes against humanity only makes the addicted victims look stupid. Please ignore reviewers who use the word "retarded" and fit that category themselves. The author was brilliant on CSPAN this weekend, and if you heard him talk you would want to read his book. I know of at least 6 relatives who died early because they smoked. This book just might convince other people to try to escape the nicotine prison built by the sickness industry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was the stupidest cocer i have ever seen. I am never gonna read this retarded book. I would give it 0 stars if i could. (Or burn it)