The Cigarette Century by Allan Brandt
The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product That Defined America

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From agriculture to big business, from medicine to politics, The Cigarette Century is the definitive account of how smoking came to be so deeply implicated in our culture, science, policy, and law. No product has been so heavily promoted or has become so deeply entrenched in American consciousness. The Cigarette Century shows in striking detail how one ephemeral (and largely useless) product came to play such a dominant role in so many aspects of our lives—and deaths.
 

About Allan Brandt

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Allan M. Brandt is the Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
 
Published January 6, 2009 by Basic Books. 643 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Self Help, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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In this smoke-filled room of a book, full of secrets and closed files, medical historian and expert witness Brandt reveals just what Big Tobacco has wrought in the last 125 years.

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The rise and fall of the cigarette in American culture.

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Once so acceptable that even Emily Post approved, cigarette smoking is an integral part of American history and culture, as demonstrated in this highly readable, exhaustively researched book: the c

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