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Open Cultural Studies

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Łukasz Kamieński, Shooting Up: A Short History of Drugs and War.

(New York: Oxford University Press, 2016), hardcover, xxix+381 pp.

Adam Zmarzlinski
Published Online: 2019-03-22 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2019-0016

Abstract

From alcohol to LSD, Łukasz Kamieński takes readers on a unique 300-page journey through the history of warfare as seen through the prism of drug use. Beginning with the Greek city-states and ending with the contemporary consumption in the American Armed Forces, the text overflows with witty anecdotes, eloquent prose, and heart-wrenching realities found on drug-fueled battlefields. Drawing on literature, unclassified military and pharmaceutical studies, and private accounts of soldiers, Shooting Up is brilliant work that needs to find itself on every political science and history undergraduate reading list.

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KamieńskiŁukasz, Shooting Up: A Short History of Drugs and War. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016), hardcover, xxix+381 pp.

Keywords: drugs; pharmaceuticals; medicine; war; military history; child soldiers

About the article

Received: 2019-02-05

Accepted: 2019-02-06

Published Online: 2019-03-22

Published in Print: 2019-02-01


Citation Information: Open Cultural Studies, Volume 3, Issue 1, Pages 182–183, ISSN (Online) 2451-3474, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/culture-2019-0016.

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© 2019 Adam Zmarzlinski, published by De Gruyter Open. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Public License. BY 4.0

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