, titled "The Pursuit of Oblivion: A Global History of Narcotics" | W W Norton & Co Inc, September 1, 2002, cover price $29.95 | About this edition:
A chronicle of drug abuse throughout the last 500 years traces how drugs transformed from untested medicines to illegal pleasure sources, describing people and events that shaped history, the industry today, and related issues.
| Diane Pub Co, July 30, 2002, cover price $30.00
, titled "The Pursuit of Oblivion: A Global History of Narcotics" | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, March 1, 2004), cover price $29.95 | About this edition:
Written with encyclopedic scope, this candid, sober, hard-hitting history of the global drug trade takes the reader back five centuries to the origins of the modern narcotics industry in the Western world.