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Poppy

Poppy

Life, Death and Addiction Inside Afghanistan's Opium Trade

by Gregor Salmon
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/07/2009
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"Life, Death and Addiction Inside Afghanistan s Opium Trade "

"The farmer s survival. The Taliban s fight. The warlord s power. Democracy s ruin. Afghanistan has become the world's largest producer of opium and its offshoot, heroin - all under the noses of Western civil and military stakeholders. At the nexus of the War on Terror and the War on Drugs, truth is as elusive and fragile as the new democracy itself, now on the brink of being consumed by an expanding mire of chaos. Stranger in a strange land, Gregor Salmon entered the war-torn country alone and spent eight months investigating Afghanistan's dependence on poppy. Who depends on poppy profits? And who pays the ultimate cost? Along the way he encountered Afghans whose lives were intimately tied to the trade- farmers, harvesters, eradicators, smugglers, police, doctors, addicts, warlords, gun-runners, politicians - even a pop-song loving Taliban commander. The result is a tense, fascinating and deeply moving journey along the narcotics trail, and a story about keeping your sanity in a senseless world. "
ISBN:
9781741666564
9781741666564
Category:
Travel writing
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-07-2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
Random House Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
464
Dimensions (mm):
233x154x36mm
Weight:
0.65kg

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