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The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product That Defined America

Allan M. Brandt

Once so acceptable that even Emily Post approved, cigarette smoking is an integral part of American history and culture, as demonstrated in this highly readable, exhaustively researched book. Brandt explores the impact and meaning of cigarettes, from cultural, scientific, political, and legal standpoints.


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Book Information

Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
Publish Date: 01/06/2009
Pages: 600
ISBN-13: 9780465070480
ISBN-10: 0465070485
Language: English

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From agriculture to big business, from medicine to politics, The Cigarette Century is the definitive account of how smoking came to be so deeply implicated in our culture, science, policy, and law. No product has been so heavily promoted or has become so deeply entrenched in American consciousness. The Cigarette Century shows in striking detail how one ephemeral (and largely useless) product came to play such a dominant role in so many aspects of our lives--and deaths.

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