Flower of Joy

Flower of Joy


[De Leeuw, Hendrik] New York: Willey Book Co., 1944. 8vo. [x] 241pp. Red cloth cover. Slightly rubbed edges. Dust jacket has some chips - most notably to top of spine - and soiling on inside flap but is intact and unclipped. In mylar. Pages show signs of age. Overall very good copy.

"This sensational revelation of the vast and menacing traffic in narcotic drugs is based upon a world wide survey. The author's investigation (originally started by the League of Nations Narcotics Committee) is presented in this record of voyages penetrating the hell holes of five continents." - from the inside flap.

A mid-war account of state-sponsored narcotics trafficking as a means of controlling the populace, with particular emphasis on Nazi Germany and Japan. Includes chapters like "Persia, Land of Peacock and Poppy", "French Views on Prostitution and Dope", "Balinese Dagger Dance", and "Narcotics, Nazis and Sadism". Sounds sensational, sure.

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