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The Opium Wars: The Addiction of One Empire and the Corruption of Another

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Few events in the history of the international narcotics trade are more tragic than the Opium Wars that devastated China in the mid-nineteenth century. Between 1839 and 1860, Great Britain fought two fierce battles to force the opening of ports crucial to its importation of the drug into China. Britain relied on the imposed sale of opium to offset the trade imbalance ...more
Hardcover, 334 pages
Published December 20th 2005 by Barnes & Noble (first published 2005)
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Jacques Kuun
Apr 11, 2015 Jacques Kuun rated it it was amazing
Simply perfect.

I had to get a book on the Opium Wars for my university History project (only 3 pages long) so I had to get a book quick.
This was the only only one I could find on Google Play store - I had no time to order a book.

The book starts strong and it ends like a novel.

Throughout the book the authors give a clear account of everything which happened without being TOO pedantic. For instance I personally don't care how many horses died or how many houses were burned. Luckily the book doesn
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An absolutely wonderful and gripping historical following of the opium wars.
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