Shooting up : a history of drugs in warfare

2016
book
monography
dc.abstract.en"Shooting Up" is a comprehensive and original history of the relationship between fighting men and intoxicants, from Antiquity till the present day. 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 into the history of psychoactive substances that combatants "self-prescribe", namely those taken either for self-medication, recreation or to improve fighting capabilities, most notoriously by GIs in the Vietnam War, but also as far back as the Vikings. From hallucinogenic mushrooms to LSD, from opium to opioids, from coca to cocaine, from amphetamines to ecstasy; from Homeric warriors to the first Gulf War, from the Assassins to today’s global insurgents - Kamienski tells how drugs have sustained warriors in the field and how they will determine the wars of the future in unforeseen and remarkable ways. Also discussed is how intoxicants have been used as weapons of warfare, either as a feasible non-lethal psychochemical weapon or as a means of subversion. This remarkable study concludes by delving into the risks of intoxication for fighting power, military discipline and veterans' lives.pl
dc.affiliationWydział Studiów Międzynarodowych i Politycznych : Instytut Amerykanistyki i Studiów Polonijnychpl
dc.contributor.authorKamieński, Łukasz - 101102 pl
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-10T09:53:56Z
dc.date.available2016-06-10T09:53:56Z
dc.date.issued2016pl
dc.description.additionalBibliogr. s. 343-366. Indekspl
dc.description.physicalXXIX, [1], 381pl
dc.description.publication25pl
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-84904-551-3pl
dc.identifier.urihttp://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/27827
dc.languageengpl
dc.pubinfoLondon : Hurst & Companypl
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dc.subject.endrugspl
dc.subject.enwarpl
dc.subject.enaddictionpl
dc.subject.enintoxicationpl
dc.subject.enmilitary historypl
dc.subtypeMonographypl
dc.titleShooting up : a history of drugs in warfarepl
dc.typeBookpl
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dc.abstract.enpl
"Shooting Up" is a comprehensive and original history of the relationship between fighting men and intoxicants, from Antiquity till the present day. 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 into the history of psychoactive substances that combatants "self-prescribe", namely those taken either for self-medication, recreation or to improve fighting capabilities, most notoriously by GIs in the Vietnam War, but also as far back as the Vikings. From hallucinogenic mushrooms to LSD, from opium to opioids, from coca to cocaine, from amphetamines to ecstasy; from Homeric warriors to the first Gulf War, from the Assassins to today’s global insurgents - Kamienski tells how drugs have sustained warriors in the field and how they will determine the wars of the future in unforeseen and remarkable ways. Also discussed is how intoxicants have been used as weapons of warfare, either as a feasible non-lethal psychochemical weapon or as a means of subversion. This remarkable study concludes by delving into the risks of intoxication for fighting power, military discipline and veterans' lives.
dc.affiliationpl
Wydział Studiów Międzynarodowych i Politycznych : Instytut Amerykanistyki i Studiów Polonijnych
dc.contributor.authorpl
Kamieński, Łukasz - 101102
dc.date.accessioned
2016-06-10T09:53:56Z
dc.date.available
2016-06-10T09:53:56Z
dc.date.issuedpl
2016
dc.description.additionalpl
Bibliogr. s. 343-366. Indeks
dc.description.physicalpl
XXIX, [1], 381
dc.description.publicationpl
25
dc.identifier.isbnpl
978-1-84904-551-3
dc.identifier.uri
http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/27827
dc.languagepl
eng
dc.pubinfopl
London : Hurst & Company
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Dodaję tylko opis bibliograficzny
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bez licencji
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dc.subject.enpl
drugs
dc.subject.enpl
war
dc.subject.enpl
addiction
dc.subject.enpl
intoxication
dc.subject.enpl
military history
dc.subtypepl
Monography
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Shooting up : a history of drugs in warfare
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Book
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