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By Eric Burns

Fox information Watch host Eric Burns, who chronicled the social historical past of alcohol in "The Spirits of the USA "turns to tobacco in "The Smoke of the Gods." starting from precedent days to the current day, "The Smoke of the Gods" is a full of life historical past of tobacco, specially within the usa. even if tobacco use is debatable within the U.S. at the present time, Burns reminds us that this was once now not continuously the case. for hundreds of years tobacco was once normally notion to have medicinal or even non secular worth. many of the signers of the announcement of Independence have been tobacco clients or growers, or either. in keeping with Burns, tobacco replaced the very process U.S. historical past, simply because its discovery prompted the British to help Jamestown, its suffering New international colony. An exciting and informative examine an issue that makes day-by-day information headlines, "The Smoke of the Gods" is a background that's, good, really addictive.

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