Hep-Cats, Narcs, and Pipe Dreams: A History of America's Romance with Illegal Drugs

Hep-Cats, Narcs, and Pipe Dreams: A History of America's Romance with Illegal Drugs

by Jill Jonnes

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Hep-Cats, Narcs, and Pipe Dreams: A History of America's Romance with Illegal Drugs by Jill Jonnes

"Fascinating, well researched and finely honed... This is a must read." -- Judge Peggy F. Hora, California BenchOnce upon a time in America, morphine and cocaine were routinely sold in pharmacies, and "hop heads" gathered in shadowy basements to smoke opium. So begins Hep-Cats, Narcs, and Pipe Dreams, Jill Jonnes's ground-breaking history of illegal drugs in America. Jonnes vividly traces our first turn-of-the-century drug epidemic, successfully quelled, and then follows the story into the postwar era: starting in the jazz world of the northern cities and moving through the "flower power" 1960s to the cocaine and crack explosion of the 1980s and 1990s.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801861659
Publisher: Hopkins Fulfillment Services
Publication date: 04/28/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 510
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.12(d)

About the Author

Jill Jonnes had been a journalist for many years when she earned a Ph.D. degree in history from Johns Hopkins. She curated the new U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Museum's exhibit "Illegal Drugs in America: A Modern History."

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