Volume 49, Issue 4 (July 2004)
Review of: A History of Cocaine: The Mystery of Coca Java and the Kew Plant
The title of this book is somewhat misleading. If you buy this book expecting a general text on the history of cocaine, you may be disappointed. The second part of the title is more descriptive of the actual contents of this volume: three historically interesting doctoral dissertations about the origins of the coca plant and the early coca trade. These dissertations have been translated specifically for this book and have not been easily obtainable prior to this publication in any language.