The Dope The Real History of the Mexican Drug Trade

The Dope  The Real History of the Mexican Drug Trade
Author: Benjamin T. Smith
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2021-08-10
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781324006565

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A myth-busting, 100-year history of the Mexican drug trade that reveals how an industry founded by farmers and village healers became dominated by cartels and kingpins. The Mexican drug trade has inspired prejudiced narratives of a war between north and south, white and brown; between noble cops and vicious kingpins, corrupt politicians and powerful cartels. In this first comprehensive history of the trade, historian Benjamin T. Smith tells the real story of how and why this one-peaceful industry turned violent. He uncovers its origins and explains how this illicit business essentially built modern Mexico, affecting everything from agriculture to medicine to economics—and the country’s all-important relationship with the United States. Drawing on unprecedented archival research; leaked DEA, Mexican law enforcement, and cartel documents; and dozens of harrowing interviews, Smith tells a thrilling story brimming with vivid characters—from Ignacia “La Nacha” Jasso, “queen pin” of Ciudad Juárez, to Dr. Leopoldo Salazar Viniegra, the crusading physician who argued that marijuana was harmless and tried to decriminalize morphine, to Harry Anslinger, the Machiavellian founder of the American Federal Bureau of Narcotics, who drummed up racist drug panics to increase his budget. Smith also profiles everyday agricultural workers, whose stories reveal both the economic benefits and the human cost of the trade. The Dope contains many surprising conclusions about drug use and the failure of drug enforcement, all backed by new research and data. Smith explains the complicated dynamics that drive the current drug war violence, probes the U.S.-backed policies that have inflamed the carnage, and explores corruption on both sides of the border. A dark morality tale about the American hunger for intoxication and the necessities of human survival, The Dope is essential for understanding the violence in the drug war and how decades-old myths shape Mexico in the American imagination today.

Inside Dope

Inside Dope
Author: Richard W. Pound
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2010-03-19
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 0470675292

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An IOC insider speaks out on creating a drug-free sports culture With doping charges leveled at athletes in baseball, cycling, and in the Olympics, cheating has, to many onlookers, become the norm in pro sports. With implications far beyond the sports arena, Inside Dope examines the genesis of doping in sports as well as in the world of doctors and trainers; drug testing and the battle to stay ahead of users; drug companies and big business; and the role of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as watchdog. Written by a former Olympian, an IOC official, and a passionate advocate of fair play in sports, this eye-opening book takes a candid look at testing standards and the future of doping and sports and the larger issue of how doping affects the public perception of athletes.

Dope Rider

Dope Rider
Author: Paul Kirchner
Publsiher: Editions Tanibis
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2021-01-03
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN: 9782848410609

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Dope Rider is back in town! After a 30-year hiatus, Paul Kirchner brought back to life his iconic, bony stoner hero whose first adventures were a staple of the psychedelic counter-culture magazine High Times in the 1970s and 1980s. The new stories collected in this book were all created after 2015 and despite the years, Dope Rider has stayed essentially the same, still smoking his ever-present joint, getting high and chasing metaphysical dragons through whimsical realities in meticulously illustrated and colorful one-page adventures. Fans of the original Dope Rider comics will still find the bold graphical innovations, dubious puns and wild dreamscapes inspired by classical painting and western movies that were some of Dope Rider’s trademark. This time though, Kirchner draws from a much larger panel of influences, including modern pop – and pot – culture (lines and characters from Star Wars as well as references to Denver as the US weed capital can be found here and there) and a wider range of artistic references, from Alice in Wonderland to 2001: A Space Odyssey to Ed Roth’s Kustom Kulture. Native American culture and mythology, only hinted at in the classic adventures, is also much more present in the form of Chief, one of Dope Rider’s new sidekicks. Kirchner’s playful, tongue-in-cheek humor binds together all these influences into stories that mock both the mundane and the nonsensical alike. Paul Kirchner lives in Connecticut. He started his career in the 1970s as an assistant to Wally Wood. His original Dope Rider stories are collected among other early works in the book Awaiting the Collapse. He also created the bus, a surrealistic monthly strip published in Heavy Metal magazine from 1979 to 1985 and illustrated the graphic detective novel Murder by Remote Control written by Janwillem van de Wetering. Paul Kirchner went back to comics during the 2010s with the bus 2 in 2015 and Hieronymus & Bosch in 2018. He continues to insist he has never used drugs, not even for research purposes.


Author: Sara Gran
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2007-02-06
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0425214362

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From the author of Come Closer and the Claire DeWitt series comes a highly acclaimed—and unusual—gritty thriller about a missing girl... and the addict tasked with saving her. Josephine, a former addict, is offered a thousand dollars to find a suburban couple’s missing daughter. But the search will take her into the dark underbelly of New York she thought she’d escaped—and a web of deceit that threatens to destroy her.

Most Dope

Most Dope
Author: Paul Cantor
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2022-01-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781647005221

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The first biography of rapper Mac Miller, the Pittsburgh cult favorite–turned–rap superstar who touched the lives of millions before tragically passing away at the age of 26—now in paperback Malcolm James McCormick was born on January 19, 1992. He began making music at a young age and by 15 was already releasing mixtapes. One of the first true viral superstars, his early records earned him a rabid legion of die-hard fans—as well as a few noteworthy detractors. But despite his undeniable success, Miller was plagued by struggles with substance abuse and depression, both of which fueled his raw and genre-defying music, yet ultimately led to his demise. Through detailed reporting and interviews with dozens of Miller’s confidants, Paul Cantor brings you to leafy Pittsburgh, seductive Los Angeles, and frenzied New York, where you will meet Miller’s collaborators, producers, business partners, best friends, and even his roommates. Traveling deep into Miller’s inner circle, behind the curtain, the velvet ropes, and studio doors, Most Dope tells the story of a passionate, gifted young man who achieved his life’s ambition, only to be undone by his personal demons. Most Dope is part love letter, part cautionary tale, never shying away from the raw, visceral way Mac Miller lived his life. Praise for Most Dope "A tender, studious remembrance." —The New York Times Book Review "An insightful exploration of his life . . . painstakingly reported by Cantor, who interviewed more than 100 people during a three-year process." —USA Today "An inside look at Miller's life through the eyes of his friends and industry peers, tracking the musician's life journey as he quickly ascended the ranks." —Daily Beast


Author: I.M. Stoned
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-12-05
Genre: Humor
ISBN: 9781440586231

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Hundreds of highly entertaining facts, quotes, and more! Weed. Pot. Mary Jane. Grass. No matter what you call marijuana, it's still dope. Bursting with mind-blowing marijuana facts, this all-inclusive look at cannabis offers hundreds of reasons to celebrate your favorite herb. Each page highlights weed's best features with unbelievable stories and trivia, cool ways to inhale, and quotations from legendary stoners. With details on everything from infusing alcohol with THC to get a better high to the history behind the world's oldest weed stash, this book keeps you entertained long after your buzz wears off. Dope: Because getting high doesn't mean you can't learn something awesome.

Dope Girls

Dope Girls
Author: Marek Kohn
Publsiher: Granta Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-03-07
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781847088864

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A drug panic. Murder. Terrifying and mysterious black and Chinese immigrants. Dope Kings. Jazz. War. An actress dead of an overdose. Dope Girls is about the transformation of drug use into a national menace. It revolves around the death in 1918, in the last furious stages of the First World War, of Billie Carleton, a West End-musical actress. Its cast of characters includes Brilliant Chang, a Chinese restaurant proprietor, and Edgar Manning, a jazz drummer from Jamaica. Around them, in the streets off Shaftesbury Avenue and in Chinatown, swirled a raffish group of seedy and rebellious hedonists. And so the drug problem was born amid a gush of exotic tabloid detail.


Author: Ashley Kalym
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 121
Release: 2017-08-02
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1521987262

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DOPE - The Shot Recording Resource, is a log book for the modern rifle shooter. It allows the readers to record every aspect of their shooting. Contents include: - Distance conversion tables- Bullet impact change tables for Minute Of Angle- Bullet impact change tables for Milliradians- 100 individual recording tables, with space for recording 20,000 shots- Fillable ballistics tables- Fillable trajectory graphs All of these resources allow the shooter to build up a detailed picture of their unique equipment combinations, getting them on target quicker and more accurately.