The Resource Chasing the scream : the first and last days of the war on drugs, Johann Hari

Chasing the scream : the first and last days of the war on drugs, Johann Hari

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Chasing the scream : the first and last days of the war on drugs
Title
Chasing the scream
Title remainder
the first and last days of the war on drugs
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Johann Hari
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Language
eng
Summary
"January, 2015 will mark a century of the war on drugs in the United States: one hundred years since the first arrests under the Harrison Act. Facing down this anniversary, Johann Hari was witnessing a close relative and an ex-boyfriend bottoming out on cocaine and heroin. But what was the big picture in the war on drugs? Why does it continue, when most people now think it has failed? The reporter set out on a two-year, 20,000-mile journey through the theater of this war--to find out how it began, how it has affected people around the world, and how we can move beyond it. Chasing the Scream is fueled by dramatic personal stories of the people he meets along the way: A transsexual crack dealer in Brooklyn who wanted to know who killed her mother, and a mother in Mexico who spent years tracking her daughter's murderer across the desert. A child smuggled out of the Jewish ghetto during the Holocaust who helped unlock the scientific secrets of addiction. A doctor who pushed the decriminalization in Portugal of all drugs - from cannabis to crack. The title itself comes from a formative story of Harry Anslinger, first commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, sent as a boy to the pharmacy for a neighbor screaming in withdrawal -- an experience which led him to fear drugs without regard to context. Always we come back to the front lines in the U.S., where we instigated the war and exported it around the globe, but where change is also coming. Powerful, propulsive, and persuasive, Chasing the Scream is the page-turning story of a century-long mistake, which shows us the way to a more humane future"--
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363.4509
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5825
LC item number
.H234 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Chasing the scream : the first and last days of the war on drugs, Johann Hari
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Chasing the scream : the first and last days of the war on drugs, Johann Hari
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-373) and index
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25 cm
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Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9781620408902
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014021633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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(OCoLC)881418255

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