Webs of Smoke: Smugglers, Warlords, Spies, and the History by Kathryn Meyer,Terry Parssinen

By Kathryn Meyer,Terry Parssinen

This interesting background of overseas drug trafficking within the first 1/2 the 20th century follows the tales of yankee narcs and gangsters, eastern spies, chinese language warlords, and infantrymen of fortune whose lives revolved round opium. The drug alternate based on China, which used to be earlier than 1949, the world's greatest narcotic industry. The authors inform the interlocking tales of the numerous amazing personalities_sinister and otherwise_involved in narcotics trafficking in Asia, Europe, and the us. Drawing on a wealthy shop of united states, British, eu, jap, and chinese language records, this distinct research should be worthy for all readers drawn to the drug exchange and modern East Asian history.

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