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Martin Booth

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Martin Booth wrote the nonfiction histories "Cannabis "and "Opium "and the novel "Hiroshima Joe, "among many other books. He began this memoir of his childhood after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2002 and died shortly after completing the manuscript in 2004. An internationally known, Booker Prize--shortlisted novelist and writer, Booth was considered an authority on everything from the history of Chinese organized crime syndicates to the conservation of the African rhino. "Opium: A History" is regarded as the definitive book on the subject, and he is the author of eight other works of

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