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Recommended Books Relevant to the War on Drugs

As I have the time, I will write a brief review for each of these books. In the near term, I offer it merely as a useful list (in no particular order) of books I have personally read that are related to the War on Drugs, and which have informed my knowledge and opinions on the various aspects of the topic.

  • Fatal Distraction: the War
    on Drugs in the Age of Islamic Terror

    by Arnold S. Trebach
    Unlimited Publishing LLC, 2006
    ISBN: 1-58832-141-X

  • Lies, Damn Lies, and Drug War Statistics
    by Matt Robinson & Renee Scherlin
    SUNY Press, 2007
    ISBN: 978-0-7914-6976-7

  • Smoke and Mirrors
    by Dan Baum
    Little, Brown and Company, 1996
    ISBN: 0-316-08412-3

  • The Emperor Wears No Clothes (10th ed.)
    by Jack Herer
    HEMP/Queen of Clubs Publishing, 1995
    ISBN: 1-878125-01-X

  • Drug Warriors & Their Prey
    by Richard L. Miller
    Praeger Publishers, 1996
    ISBN: 0-275-95042-5

  • America's Longest War
    by Steven B. Duke and Albert C. Gross
    G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1993
    ISBN: 0-87477-788-7

  • The Dope Chronicles, 1850 - 1950
    Gary Silver, Editor
    Harper & Row, 1979
    ISBN: 0-06-250790-7

  • The Search for the "Manchurian Candidate"
    by John Marks
    Times Books, 1979
    ISBN: 0-8129-0773-6

  • Ending the War on Drugs
    by Dirk Chase Eldredge
    Bridge Works Publishing, 1998
    ISBN: 1-882593-38-3

  • Saying Yes: In Defense of Drug Use
    by Jacob Sullum
    Tarcher/Putnum, 2003
    ISBN: 1-58542-227-4

  • Reefer Madness
    by Larry "Ratso" Sloman
    St. Martin's Griffen, 1979
    ISBN: 0-312-19523-0

  • The Right to Privacy
    by Ellen Alderman & Caroline Kennedy
    Vintage Books, 1997
    ISBN: 0-679-74434-7

  • Burning Rainbow Farm
    by Dean Kuipers
    Bloomsbury Publishing, 2006
    ISBN: 1-59691-142-5

  • Global Habit
    by Paul B. Stares
    Brookings Institution, 1996
    ISBN: 0-8157-8140-7

  • Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed
    and What We Can Do About It

    by Judge James P. Gray
    Temple University Press, 2001
    ISBN: 1-56639-860-6

  • Marihuana Reconsidered
    by Lester Grinspoon, M.D.
    Harvard University Press, 1971
    ISBN: 0932551130

  • Licit & Illicit Drugs
    by Edward M. Brecher
    Little, Brown and Company, 1972
    Full Text On-line

  • Our Right to Drugs
    by Dr. Thomas Szasz
    Praeger Publishers, 1992
    ISBN: 0-275-94216-3

  • Plants of the Gods
    by Richard E. Schultes and Albert Hofmann
    McGraw-Hill, 1979
    ISBN: 0-07-056089-7

  • Why Marijuana Should Be Legal
    by Ed Rosenthal and Steve Kubby
    Publishers Group West, 1996
    ISBN: 1-56025-110-7

  • The Naked Truth About Drugs
    by Daniel E. Williams
    Cronin House, 2004
    ISBN: 0-9760494-0

  • Understanding Marijuana
    by Mitch Earleywine
    Oxford University Press, 2002
    ISBN: 0-19-513893-7

  • Storming Heaven: LSD and the American Dream
    by Jay Stevens
    Atlantic Monthly Press, 1987
    ISBN: 0871130769

    Mike Gray, Editor
    Nation Books, 2002
    ISBN: 1-56025-432-7

  • Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do
    by Peter McWilliams
    Prelude Press, 1996
    ISBN: 0-931580-58-7

  • The Bill of Rights
    by Irving Brant
    Bobbs-Merrill, 1965
    Full Text On-line

  • Teen Drug Abuse -- Opposing Viewpoints
    Pamela Willwirth Aue, Editor
    Greenhaven Press, 2006
    ISBN: 0-7377-3336-5

  • A Child's Garden of Grass
    by Jack S. Margolis & Richard Clorfene
    Pocket Books, 1975
    ISBN: 671-80150-3

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