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Author Kamieński, Łukasz, author.

Title Shooting up : a history of drugs in warfare / Łukasz Kamieński
Published London : Hurst and Company, [2017]
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Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgment; List of Tables; Preface; Concepts and Definitions: Drugs and Addiction; The Argument; The Approach; Research Questions; The Structure Of This Book; Prologue; Pharmacologically Enhanced Militaries; Alcohol; An Empire Built On Rum; The Vodka Ethos; Total War in the Fog of Prohibition, Rum, and Wine; The Second World War; Alcohol and Soldiering Since 1945; Conclusion; Part One: From Premodern Times to the End of the Second World War; 1. Premodern Times: Opium, Hashish, Mushrooms, and Coca; Homer and a Miracle Drink of Oblivion
6. From Coca to Cocaine: The First World WarThe Early Experiments with Coca and Cocaine in Europe; The Wartime Cocaine Boom; The Great War and the Cocaine Panic in Britain; 7. The Second World War; The Speed; The Nazis; High Hitler; The Wehrmacht on Meth; The British; The Americans; The Japanese; The Finns: A Special Case; The Russians; Conclusion; Part Two: The Cold War; 8. From the Korean War to the War Over Mind Control; The Korean War; The Controversial Korean POW Episode; 9. In Search Of Wonderful New Techniques and Weapons
Early American Military Experiments with Psychoactive Substances on HumansEdgewood Arsenal: The Army's "Alchemical" Factory of Psychochemical Dreams; The Hallucinogenic Arsenal of the "Anchor of Democracy": In Search of Nonlethal Psychochemical Weapons; The Hallucinogenic Arsenal of the "Empire of Freedom": In Search of a Truth Serum; 10. Vietnam: The First True Pharmacological War; Drugs "Prescribed" by the Military; Drugs "Self-Prescribed" by Soldiers; Why?; The Government Steps In; The Myth of the Addicted Army; 11. The Red Army in Afghanistan and the Problem of Drug Addiction
Soviet VietnamThe 40th Army Heavy on Drugs; Drugs as a Weapon and Source of Funding for Military Activities; Part Three: Toward The Present; 12. Contemporary Irregular Armies Empowered by Drugs; 13. Intoxicated Child Soldiers; The Old-New Phenomenon; The Triad of New Wars, Smaller and Lighter Arms, and Drugs; Advantages of Using Child Soldiers and the Role of Drugs; Recruitment, Training, and Building Loyalty; Enhancing Morale, Bravery, And Cruelty; Rewarding; Addiction as an Obstacle to Demobilization and Reintegration; A Challenge to Regular Armed Forces
The Assassins and the Archetype of the Non-Western Intoxicated Warrior and TerroristThe Mushroom-Eaters; The Incas and Their Invigorating Coca; 2. Napoleon in Egypt and the Adventures of Europeans with Hashish; 3. The Opium Wars; A "Free Trade in Poison"; The Opium Armies; 4. The American Civil War, Opium, Morphine, and the "Soldiers' Disease"; Medicine, Opium, and Morphine; The Soldier's Wounded Body; Deadly Diseases; The Salutary Opium and Morphine; The Myth of the "Soldiers' Disease"?; 5. The Colonial Wars and the Terrifying "Barbarians"; The Zulus; The Moros
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Subject Drug abuse -- History.
Drug utilization -- History
Medicine, Military -- History -- Miscellanea
Military art and science -- Miscellanea
Military history -- Miscellanea
Soldiers -- Drug use -- History
Drug abuse.
Drug utilization.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Medicine, Military.
Military art and science.
Military history.
Soldiers -- Drug use.
Genre/Form History.
Trivia and miscellanea.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1787380521