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Pioneer of Inner Space: The Life of Fitz Hugh Ludlow, Hasheesh Eater Paperback – December 1, 1999
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Dulchinos's book presents Ludlow's life in a balanced way, though he clearly likes his subject. He pulls together information that has previously existed only in unpublished letters and diaries, and makes valuable connections between Ludlow's work and his life-story. The picture that emerges is that of a brilliant and well-educated man whose inner demons often found an outlet in his fascination first with hashish and then opium. In addition, Dulchinos shows Ludlow as a caring humanitarian who first brought the opium addiction crisis among Civil War veterans to the attention of the American public, and who worked to cure many of the veterans who contacted him, sometimes to the point of supporting them out of his own not particularly deep pockets.
The book is written in a lively style and is not overly laden with details, as are some biographies which drown important events in a sea of trivial information.Read more ›
Actually, I have completely read the book but from the chapters I've have read so far, I am enthralled by this book. It is a good read and relevant to many issues facing drug users today.
Vondell C. Jones