Opium by Desiree Granger Book Summary:
I wanted to build a story with storylines based off hope, flaws, secrets, ratchet ways, and eventful nights. Budding love, and mind tangling sex, violent verbal, physical, mental fights, couples beginning a new journey while others are coming to an end. Stories of two people growing up side by side of each other, and never realizing it until they finally connected, and fell in love. Or, the girl falling for that annoying hoodlum next door that likes to shout out to her every time she goes to the mail box. That forbidden love where a thief of the streets tries to steal the heart of a woman he can't afford...Bambino was the birth of new characters, and the introduction to the lifestyle in Atlanta. Now it's time to see just how far this story goes as we dig deeper into the addictive drama that is Opium.
Opium by Desiree . Book Summary:
This story right here....Man...I tell ya. I might have drove myself crazy trying to write this. I wasn't interested in the baby mama drama, the cheating, and side chick stories like in the previous series. I wanted to build a story with storylines based off hope, flaws, secrets, ratchet ways, and eventful nights. Budding love, and mind tangling sex, violent verbal, physical, mental fights, couples beginning a new journey while others are coming to an end. Definitely not the most well written synopsis for a book, but that lets you know I am telling the truth about this story lol. Stories of two people growing up side by side of each other, and never realizing it until they finally connected, and fell in love. Or, the girl falling for that annoying hood nigga next door that likes to shout out to her every time she goes to the mail box. That forbidden love where a thief of the streets tries to steal the heart of a rich woman...Bambino was definitely the introduction to our characters, to the drama, and lifestyle in Atlanta. Opium is for my dreamers, my country folks, my romantics, and book addicts alike. Taking us further into the madness.Picking back up where we left off in Bambino ladies.
The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer Book Summary:
As the teenage ruler of his own country, Matt must cope with clones and cartels in this “electric blend of horrors and beauty” (Publishers Weekly), the riveting sequel to the modern classic House of the Scorpion, winner of the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Printz Honor.Matt has always been nothing but a clone—grown from a strip of old El Patron’s skin. Now, at age fourteen, he finds himself suddenly thrust into the position of ruling over his own country. The Land of Opium is the largest territory of the Dope Confederacy, which ranges on the map like an intestine from the ruins of San Diego to the ruins of Matamoros. But while Opium thrives, the rest of the world has been devastated by ecological disaster—and hidden in Opium is the cure. And that isn’t all that awaits within the depths of Opium. Matt is haunted by the ubiquitous army of eejits, zombielike workers harnessed to the old El Patron’s sinister system of drug growing—people stripped of the very qualities that once made them human. Matt wants to use his newfound power to help, to stop the suffering, but he can’t even find a way to smuggle his childhood love, Maria, across the border and into Opium. Instead, his every move hits a roadblock, some from the enemies that surround him…and some from a voice within himself. For who is Matt really, but the clone of an evil, murderous dictator? Is his true destiny already predetermined by his genes?
Silk Fish Opium by Jaina Sanga Book Summary:
At a time of extraordinary ferment, when India is poised for Independence and Partition, young Rohini, the daughter of a wealthy Hindu silk-trader, dares to fall in love with Hanif, an ordinary Muslim musician. A relationship with Hanif comes with the dangers and thrills that Rohini has only read of in Western novels, with clandestine meetings in cinema halls and trysts at local train stations. Yet it also threatens to sever her from everything safe and familiar the sea-facing bungalow in Bombay, the security of familial love, the blessed ease of an arranged marriage to an affluent diamond merchant newly returned from South Africa. As India claims that dream of sovereignty, Rohini must opt for one of two lives. Will she embrace an existence that promises risk and happiness? Or choose one that comes with painless compromise, the kind her family had once made as traders in opium? Against the backdrop of an India transitioning from feudal aristocracy to industrial democracy, from colonial rule to Independence, Silk Fish Opium traces the journey of a girl from a land of imagination to one of vivid reality.
Opium War Through Chinese Eyes by Arthur Waley Book Summary:
First published in 1958. This volume translates and places in the appropriate historical context a number of private documents, such as diaries, autobiographies and confessions, which explain what the Opium War felt like on the Chinese side.
Confessions of an English Opium Eater and Other Essays (Annotated) by Thomas De Quincey Book Summary:
Illustrated edition with a detailed biography, interactive contents page and contextual notes.De Quincey’s fascinating account of his opium addiction is interwoven with vivid descriptions of his dissolute life in the early nineteenth century. While his autobiographical writing can be read as an apology for opium taking, it nevertheless conveys the contemporary view of the drug as the most efficient available means of inducing intellectual clarity and ‘visionary waking dreams’. The work was an overnight success and quickly established De Quincey’s reputation as a writer. A slight aura of scandal still hangs over it today, for the ‘pains of opium’ are too inexplicably bound up with its pleasures for the story of his addiction to be merely read as a cautionary tale.Among his most famous disciples are Poe and Baudelaire, whilst during his life he managed to befriend Coleridge and Wordsworth. Included in this edition are De Quincey’s essays on Coleridge’s opium addiction and the author’s thoughts on war.
Opium lords : Israel, the Golden Triangle, and the Kennedy assassination by Salvador. Astucia Book Summary:
The Kennedy family was hated by Jewish leaders because Joseph Kennedy, Sr. admired Adolf Hitler. The decision to kill JFK was probably a group decision among several Jewish leaders. The decision makers likely included Nahum Goldmann, founder and president of the World Jewish Congress; and Jacob Kaplan, Grand Rabbi of France. J. Edgar Hoover?s FBI was the moving force behind the assassination. Using Jewish mobster Meyer Lansky as an emissary, the FBI recruited French Corsican heroin traffickers--the Guerini Family--to supply the assassins. As payment, the French Corsicans were allowed to return to Southeast Asia and re-establish their heroin trafficking enterprise. This required the removal of South Vietnamese Prime Minister Ngo Dinh Diem who was assassinated--in a CIA backed coup--three weeks before Kennedy was killed. French Corsican assassins were chosen to kill JFK because the FBI was created by a prominent French Corsican family, the Bonapartes. The Bureau was created in 1908 by Napoleon Bonaparte?s great-nephew, then attorney general Charles Joseph Bonaparte. Napoleon is considered a savior to Jews worldwide because he helped them resettle in Europe after living in exile for centuries. The French-Corsicans assassins were Lucien Sarti, Francois Chiappe, and Jean-Paul Angeletti.
Opium Culture: The Art and Ritual of the Chinese Tradition (Paperback) - Common by By (author) Peter Lee Book Summary:
Offers descriptions of the growing and harvesting process; the inventory of tools and paraphernalia required to smoke opium as the Chinese did; its transitions from a major herb to a narcotic that has been suppressed by the modern; and art, culture, philosophy, pharmacology and psychology of this longstanding Asian custom.
Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords, and One Woman’s Journey Through Afghanistan by Fariba Nawa Book Summary:
Afghan-American journalist Fariba Nawa delivers a revealing and deeply personal explorationof Afghanistan and the drug trade which rules the country, from corruptofficials to warlords and child brides and beyond. KhaledHosseini, author of The Kite Runner and AThousand Splendid Suns calls Opium Nation “an insightful andinformative look at the global challenge of Afghan drug trade. Fariba Nawa weaves her personalstory of reconnecting with her homeland after 9/11 with a very engagingnarrative that chronicles Afghanistan’s dangerous descent into opiumtrafficking…and most revealingly, how the drug trade has damaged the lives ofordinary Afghan people.” Readers of Gayle Lemmon Tzemach’sThe Dressmaker of Khair Khanaand Rory Stewart’s The Places Between will find Nawa’spersonal, piercing, journalistic tale to be an indispensable addition to thecultural criticism covering this dire global crisis.