Vance Mellen's Reviews > Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany

Blitzed by Norman Ohler
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This read is essentially a history of German pharmaceutical industries (i.e. Bayer) and their inventions of many drugs that still plague society today, namely: Methaphetamine Meth which I was shocked to learn may have been responsible for so much of Hitler and Germany's endless otherworldly drives to take over Europe (especially during the bold three-straight-nights invasion of France). Twines this specific history within the gradual rollout of this maniacal war and Hitler's own drug use, shooting up with Morphine, et al with the help of his pudgy, friendly personal doctor (sound familiar? sic: Michael Jackson!) I've always been fascinated with how such a small, struggling country could conquer and destroy so much. This book opened my eyes. Great original research/thesis too. A tiny bit of awkwardness in the English (probably translated from German) BUT still a fascinating and DARK/almost horror read... except this one is REAL.

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July 7, 2017 – Shelved

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