The Cigarette Century
The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product That Defined America
By (author) Allan M. Brandt
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Cigarette Century by Allan M. Brandt
Book DescriptionFrom 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465070480
(235mm x 156mm x 36mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 5-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Allan M. Brandt
Allan M. Brandt is the Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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