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Poison Tea: How Big Oil and Big Tobacco Invented the Tea Party and Captured the GOP

"The hijacking of American politics by the Tea Party is one of the most important stories of our time, and Jeff Nesbit offers an inside account of how it happened. Poison Tea is compelling, richly reported, and utterly chilling." ―Elizabeth Kolbert, auth
amazon.com
added May 14, 2016 23:21
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How Big Oil and Big Tobacco Created the Tea Party

In successive phases in the 1990s, with the Kochs' CSE as its core mobilization network partner, Philip Morris and RJR helped create state- based anti-tax and anti-regulation propaganda campaigns such as Get Government Off Our Back, Enough is Enough, and
U.S. News & World Report
added May 14, 2016 04:02
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[Asia] Review: ‘Rabin in His Own Words’ Fleshes Out an Israeli Politician, With Limits

Recalling his time commanding the Israel Defense Forces, Rabin describes the stress of waiting, with its “tensions, worries and a tremendous amount of cigarette smoke.” He adds, “Twice I suffered severe nicotine poisoning.”
New York Times
added May 5, 2016 21:13
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Dying While Black Paperback by Vernellia R. Randall (Author)

Chapter 4, "Targeting the Black Community" addresses the targeting the Black community by the tobacco industry and the inadequacy of the national tobacco settlement
amazon.com
added May 2, 2016 18:52
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Review: Jenny Diski’s ‘In Gratitude,’ an Uphill Life on and Off Cancer Road

Diski has two particularly unpleasant diseases, lung cancer and pulmonary fibrosis...wrote frequently about her long-term love affair with smoking. This topic is not discussed ...Yet there she is on this book’s cover, stylishly wielding a cigarette.
New York Times
added May 2, 2016 04:37
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SATEL: When our reason is hijacked by an uncontrollable urge

Kessler says he was drawn to study the power of unbidden influence — thoughts, feelings and behaviors that override reason and will — through his earlier FDA-related work on tobacco and obesity; he has written three books on those subjects. “Is it possibl
Washington Post
added Apr 30, 2016 18:41
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Jenny Diski, Author Who Wrote of Madness and Isolation, Dies at 68

and “Stranger on a Train: Daydreaming and Smoking Around America With Interruptions” (2002), masqueraded as travel books.... After Ms. Diski found out that she had inoperable lung cancer and pulmonary fibrosis in the summer of 2014, she started writing a
New York Times
added Apr 29, 2016 09:12
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[Africa, Mali] ‘The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu,’ by Joshua Hammer

Hammer delights in the explosion of medieval scholarship that took place in Timbuktu. By the 16th century, a quarter of the 100,000-strong population were students...Ethicists debated polygamy, usury, conflict resolution and the ­morality of smoking.
New York Times
added Apr 28, 2016 22:17
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David Kessler: ‘Capturing’ attention with a new theory of mind

his new book “Capture"...What do you mean that things like smoking and junk food can “capture” us? The theory of capture is composed of three elements: Something seizes our attention; it changes how we feel; [and] there’s a perception of a loss of contro
statnews.com
added Apr 25, 2016 14:52
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[New York] Saving Gotham: A Billionaire Mayor, Activist Doctors, and the Fight for Eight Million Lives

“There is a reason why people in New York City live longer than average Americans, and this book tells you why. Tom Farley has written a fast-paced chronicle of those exciting years and recounts how a mayor who didn’t have to worry about raising funds fo
amazon.com
added Apr 20, 2016 13:27
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