Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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Editorial Reviews


“Draws on previously confidential industry documents and Proctor’s own experience as the first historian to testify in court about [industry] lies. What lies? How deep into the pleural linings did they go? All the way.”
, Harper's Magazine Published On: 2012-05-01

“Lays out in head-shaking detail how a handful of companies painstakingly designed, produced, and mass-marketed the most lethal product on the planet.”
, Mother Jones Published On: 2012-05-11

“[A] monumental and sobering indictment.”
, Nature Published On: 2011-12-08

“Proctor documents a breadth and depth of the industry’s duplicitous actions that is astounding.”
, Science (AAAS) Published On: 2012-07-27

“A nearly 800-page book that begins as the Bible of the twentieth-century cigarette industry only to end as its millennial counterblaste.”
-- Joshua Cohen, Harper's Published On: 2012-05-01

“Proctor challenges his readers to conceptualize a much happier and healthier world in which the manufacture and sale of cigarettes is prohibited.”
, The Huffington Post Published On: 2012-02-14

“A landmark study in medicine and the history of science, and of an industry [Proctor] describes as ‘evil.’”
, Toronto Globe & Mail Published On: 2012-04-06

“Proctor’s extensive use of previously secret tobacco industry documents makes his case convincing, even compelling.”
-- Katherine E. Kenny Sociology/Science Studies, University of California San Diego, Global Public Health Published On: 2012-12-06

“An invaluable reference for historians interested in the tobacco industry, health and medicine, or marketing in the twentieth century.”
-- Karen Miller Russell, University of Georgia, Jrnl Of American History Published On: 2013-01-02

“A comprehensive and devastating account of tobacco industry perfidy in promoting the sale of its deadly cigarettes.”
-- Barron H. Lerner, New York University School of Medicine, Bulletin Of The History Of Medicine Published On: 2013-01-23 --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Robert N. Proctor is Professor of the History of Science at Stanford University and author of Cancer Wars, Racial Hygiene, and The Nazi War on Cancer He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • Publication Date : February 28, 2012
  • File Size : 7674 KB
  • Word Wise : Not Enabled
  • Print Length : 774 pages
  • Publisher : University of California Press; 1st Edition (February 28, 2012)
  • ASIN : B007FD2RJM
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Language: : English
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Lending : Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Un livre à mettre dans les mains de tout honnête homme!!!
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