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The Poppy

A History of Conflict, Loss, Remembrance & Redemption

Nicholas J Saunders

Long before the corn poppy became associated with remembrance of the First World War through John McCrae's poem 'In Flanders Fields', it had grown wherever ground was broken by conflict, cultivation or burial. The opium poppy has a different affinity with war, alleviating the suffering of its victims and inciting battles over its control. In this history of the iconic plant, the author explores its differing uses and associations, from the remedies of the Ancient Egyptians to the narcotics trade in present-day Afghanistan.

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  • Publisher: Oneworld
  • Year: 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 316pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • ISBN: 9781780744049
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.3kg
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