Shooting Up: A History of Drugs in Warfare

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From hallucinogenic mushrooms and LSD, to coca and cocaine; from Homeric warriors and the Assassins to the first Gulf War and today's global insurgents - drugs have sustained warriors in the field and have been used as weapons of warfare, either as non-lethal psychochemical weapons or as a means of subversion. Lukasz Kamienski explores why and how drugs have been issued to soldiers to increase their battlefield performance, boost their courage and alleviate stress and fear - as well as for medical purposes. He also delves ...

Shooting Up: A History of Drugs in Warfare 2017, C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781849048835

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Shooting Up: A History of Drugs in Warfare 2016, C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781849045513

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