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Brilliant insider account of the drug war. Baum covers all the bases from the war on marijuana to crack cocaine users. Must-read.Published 4 months ago by Helen Redmond
An absolute must read for a well in depth review of drug prohibition and it's effects on society.Published 6 months ago by Orlando Melendez
This book is very well done. I heard about it while reading Radley Balko's book Rise of the Warrior Cop. Read morePublished 16 months ago by cp187
I used this book as research for my Capstone paper on the Failed Drug War Policy. I received an "A" on my paper.Published 17 months ago by Natasha Darrington
Smoke and Mirrors by Dan Baum is a concise, well-researched and eminently readable history of the War on Drugs and the social, political and often very personal cost this set of... Read morePublished on November 22, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Had to buy for a paper for a government class, not my favorite required reading. It is an easy enough read, but not in my opinion the most exciting topic.Published on November 5, 2013 by Ally D
The book came in record time, and was exactly as described. No complaints. If you would like to know how the drug war started, and how lies were told concerning the drug war, this... Read morePublished on February 4, 2013 by shasha0518
An excellent overview of the mentality that put millions of poor souls in prison to make them hardened criminals. Read morePublished on December 2, 2012 by J. Minckler