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    • A Cultural History of How an Exotic Plant Seduced Civilization
    • By: Iain Gately
    • Narrated by: Christopher Grove
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tobacco was first cultivated and enjoyed by the indigenous inhabitants of the Americas, who used it for medicinal, religious, and social purposes long before the arrival of Columbus. But when Europeans began to colonize the American continents, it became something else entirely - a cultural touchstone of pleasure and success and a coveted commodity that would transform the world economy forever.

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    • By Xavier Edwards on 09-11-15
    • A Cultural History of How an Exotic Plant Seduced Civilization
    • By: Iain Gately
    • Narrated by: Christopher Grove
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 08-13-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 78 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Rush Hour

    • By: Iain Gately
    • Narrated by: Jot Davies
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Each working day 500 million people across the planet experience the miracle and misery of commuting. In Rush Hour, Iain Gately traces the past, present and future of commuting, from the age of Dickens to the potential of the driverless car. He examines the contrasting experiences of commuters in the world: from the crush-loaded salarymen of the Tokyo metro to the road-rage afflicted middle managers of America.

    Regular price: $26.38