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Peter Corris nominates his best books of 2012

The NRB editors have invited me to nominate the best books I’ve read in 2012. As I explained in a Godfather column earlier this year ( 754 more words

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THOMAS DORMANDY Opium: Reality's Dark Dream. Reviewed by Peter Corris

A history of the world’s most fascinating drug.

Did you know that only the white poppy yields opium? Did you know that harvesting opium requires great skill but that to produce heroin from morphine requires only basic chemical knowledge and simple equipment? 516 more words


Seriously Addictive - A History of Opium: Author article by Thomas Dormandy

Opium: Reality’s Dark Dream by Thomas Dormandy explores the entire history of the world’s most fascinating drug. Dormandy reveals opium’s power to relieve suffering, inspire great art and promote medical advances, but also to destroy individuals, families and even nations. 1,162 more words

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