Books by David T. Courtwright

Released: March 1, 2001

"Courtwright announces his aim to do for drugs what William McNeill did for diseases in the classic study Plagues and Peoples. He has succeeded admirably in a book likely to become a standard."
A penetrating study of what the author deems one of the most significant events in world history: the "psychoactive revolution." Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 15, 1996

"This is nonetheless an authoritative contribution to that debate, not least because of its scope; it is also intrinsically interesting material. (28 photos, 12 line illustrations)"
Timely, rich, and surprisingly nimble, Courtwright's orderly examination of patterns of violence and disorder in American history ranges from the ``passing migratory anomalies'' that created the cultural ecology of the frontier to the critical collapse of familial mechanisms of social control in the inner city of today. Read full book review >