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High Times Encyclopedia of Recreational Drugs Paperback – April, 1982


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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux; 2nd edition (April 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0883731398
  • ISBN-13: 978-0883731390
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,364,611 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 16, 2003
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As the cover states - it is "the most exhaustive book ever published on drugs." Covering everything from the early history of narcotics, through the drug influenced underground comics of the 60s, from drug use as aphrodisiacs to its effect on music and art.
Clocking in at over 400 pages, with a small but readable print, 2 columns per page, this is a fascinating book. I defy anyone with a vague interest in this subject to pick it up, turn to virtually any page and learn something new and then become enbgrossed.
As the back cover asks - did you know Pope Leo XIII took frequent doses of Vin Mariani, or wine of Coca as it is also known; other imbibers being the authors Jules Verne and Zola, and, get this, Thomas Edison!? ...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Shelly K. on November 23, 2003
I was "caught" as an abuser of marijuana in 1979 while serving in the U.S. Army. I was sent through a "rehabilitaion program" at the time. I brought in and showed this book to my councellor, (a Mrs. High....believe it or not!)....and she had the Army purchase 25 copies from "High Times"! The original purchase price in 1978 was $25.00.....I have seen it go as high as $600.00 in rare book stores! Definately a wonderful resource book, and a great investment! I loved it then, and it still hasn't become outdated.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stick on November 15, 2006
My ex wife bought me a this book for Christmas back in 1978 or '79 and I still have it. I keep it in my special library of outstanding books which I have had the good fortune to come across, regardless of subject matter. This book is of a quality which deserves to be bound in leather. The dozen or so National Geographic quality photographs in its center alone were worth the price of the book; Paul Newman with his razor blade necklace for running lines, crates of fake bannanas filled with cocaine and guarded by an ominous looking tarantula, America's "Top 30" (buds, etc. I am glad that I have kept my copy over the years. It is a referance guide which is as useful today as it was almost 30 years ago.
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