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The Resource Golden holocaust : origins of the cigarette catastrophe and the case for abolition, Robert N. Proctor

Golden holocaust : origins of the cigarette catastrophe and the case for abolition, Robert N. Proctor

Label
Golden holocaust : origins of the cigarette catastrophe and the case for abolition
Title
Golden holocaust
Title remainder
origins of the cigarette catastrophe and the case for abolition
Statement of responsibility
Robert N. Proctor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The cigarette is the deadliest artifact in the history of human civilization. It is also one of the most beguiling, thanks to more than a century of manipulation at the hands of tobacco industry chemists. In "Golden Holocaust", Robert N. Proctor draws on reams of formerly-secret industry documents to explore how the cigarette came to be the most widely-used drug on the planet, with six trillion sticks sold per year. He paints a harrowing picture of tobacco manufacturers conspiring to block the recognition of tobacco-cancer hazards, even as they ensnare legions of scientists and politicians in a web of denial. Proctor tells heretofore untold stories of fraud and subterfuge, and he makes the strongest case to date for a simple yet ambitious remedy: a ban on the manufacture and sale of cigarettes--
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1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Proctor, Robert
Dewey number
362.2960973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tobacco industry
  • Tobacco use
  • Smoking
Label
Golden holocaust : origins of the cigarette catastrophe and the case for abolition, Robert N. Proctor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
pt. 1. The triumph of the cigarette. The flue-curing revolution -- Matches and mechanization -- War likes tobacco, tobacco likes war -- Taxation: the second addiction -- Marketing genius unleashed -- Sponsoring sports to sell smoke -- Parties, the arts, and extreme expeditions -- Clouding the Web: tobacco 2.0 -- pt. 2. Discovering the cancer hazard. Early experimental carcinogenesis -- Roffo's foray and the Nazi response -- "Sold American": tobacco-friendly research at the Medical College of Virginia -- A most feared document : Claude E. Teague's 1953 "Survey of Cancer Research" -- "Silent collaborators": clandestine cancer research financed by tobacco via the Damon Runyon Fund -- Ecusta's experiments -- Consensus, hubris, and duplicity -- pt. 3. Conspiracy on a grand scale. The Council for Tobacco Research: distraction research, decoy research, filibuster research -- Agnotology in action -- Measuring ignorance: the impact of industry disinformation on popular knowledge of tobacco hazards -- Filter flimflam -- The grand fraud of ventilation -- Crack nicotine: freebasing to augment a cigarette's "kick" -- The "light cigarette" scam -- Penetrating the universities -- Historians join the conspiracy -- pt. 4. Radiant filth and redemption. What's actually in your cigarette? -- Radioactivity in cigarette smoke: "three mile Marlboro" and the sleeping giant -- The odd business of butts--and the global warming wild card -- "Safer" cigarettes? -- Globalizing death -- What must be done -- Lexicon of tobacco industry jargon -- Timeline of global tobacco mergers and acquisitions -- Timeline of tobacco industry diversification into candy, food, alcohol, and other products
Control code
FIEb17308331
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 737 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780520270169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)700376824
Label
Golden holocaust : origins of the cigarette catastrophe and the case for abolition, Robert N. Proctor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
pt. 1. The triumph of the cigarette. The flue-curing revolution -- Matches and mechanization -- War likes tobacco, tobacco likes war -- Taxation: the second addiction -- Marketing genius unleashed -- Sponsoring sports to sell smoke -- Parties, the arts, and extreme expeditions -- Clouding the Web: tobacco 2.0 -- pt. 2. Discovering the cancer hazard. Early experimental carcinogenesis -- Roffo's foray and the Nazi response -- "Sold American": tobacco-friendly research at the Medical College of Virginia -- A most feared document : Claude E. Teague's 1953 "Survey of Cancer Research" -- "Silent collaborators": clandestine cancer research financed by tobacco via the Damon Runyon Fund -- Ecusta's experiments -- Consensus, hubris, and duplicity -- pt. 3. Conspiracy on a grand scale. The Council for Tobacco Research: distraction research, decoy research, filibuster research -- Agnotology in action -- Measuring ignorance: the impact of industry disinformation on popular knowledge of tobacco hazards -- Filter flimflam -- The grand fraud of ventilation -- Crack nicotine: freebasing to augment a cigarette's "kick" -- The "light cigarette" scam -- Penetrating the universities -- Historians join the conspiracy -- pt. 4. Radiant filth and redemption. What's actually in your cigarette? -- Radioactivity in cigarette smoke: "three mile Marlboro" and the sleeping giant -- The odd business of butts--and the global warming wild card -- "Safer" cigarettes? -- Globalizing death -- What must be done -- Lexicon of tobacco industry jargon -- Timeline of global tobacco mergers and acquisitions -- Timeline of tobacco industry diversification into candy, food, alcohol, and other products
Control code
FIEb17308331
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 737 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780520270169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)700376824

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