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The Poppy

The Poppy

A History of Conflict, Loss, Remembrance, and Redemption

  • Author: Nicholas J. Saunders
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • ISBN: 1780741855
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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In the aftermath of the horrific trench warfare of the First World War, the poppy — sprouting across the killing fields of France and Belgium, then immortalized in John McCrae’s moving poem — became a worldwide icon. Yet the poppy has a longer history: as the tell-tale sign of human cultivation of the land, of the ravages of war, and of the desire to escape the earthly realm through Romantic opium dreams or the grim reality of morphine drips. This is a story spanning 3,000 summers, from the Ancient Egyptian fights over prized medicinal potions to the addicted veterans turning home from the American Civil War, from the British political machinations during the Opium Wars with China to the struggle to end Afghanistan’s tribal narcotics trade. Through it all, there is the transformative poppy. Now, Nicholas J. Saunders shares the definitive history of this ever-enduring symbolic flower.

The Book of the Poppy

The Book of the Poppy

  • Author: Chris McNab
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • ISBN: 0750989556
  • Category: History
  • Page: 160
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The Remembrance Poppy is a haunting reminder of the ultimate cost of war. Worn by millions around the world every year, the Poppy compels us to remember war’s dead, wounded and bereaved, regardless of nationality or conflict. As we reflect on the centenary of the First World War, this book charts the history of the Remembrance Poppy, from its origins in the battle-tortured landscape of Flanders in 1915 to its enduring relevance in the present day. It sets the Poppy in its context of tragedy and sacrifice, always acknowledging that our war dead are gone, but not forgotten.

The Lion and the Poppy

The Lion and the Poppy

British Veterans, Politics, and Society, 1921-1939

  • Author: Niall Barr
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313324741
  • Category: History
  • Page: 228
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An illuminating study of the British veterans' movement. Barr explains how the British Legion became a national institution, and explores the Legion's influence upon British society during the inter-war years.

The Power of the Poppy

The Power of the Poppy

Harnessing Nature’s Most Dangerous Plant Ally

  • Author: Kenaz Filan
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1594779384
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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A comprehensive look at the inspiring, healing, and addictive powers of the Opium Poppy and its derivatives throughout history • Covers the history, risks, and benefits of opium, morphine, oxycodone, methadone, and fentanyl • Provides techniques of cultivation, extraction, and safe consumption as well as methods for overcoming addiction and staying “clean” • Profiles 11 famous users, including Thomas de Quincey, William S. Burroughs, Lou Reed, and DJ Screw Few plant allies have a history as long and well-documented as Papaver somniferum, the celebrated and infamous opium poppy. For thousands of years people around the world have been unable to resist the poppy’s siren song of intoxicating pleasure, pain relief, and visionary states--so much so that this potent plant has literally adapted itself to human civilization: in increasing its intoxicating properties, it came to rely solely on humankind for its propagation. From 6,000-year-old poppy seeds found in archaeological digs in Europe to the black tar heroin factories of South America and the modern “War on Drugs,” Kenaz Filan explores the history of this enduring plant and its many derivatives--including opium, morphine, oxycodone, methadone, and fentanyl--as well as its symbiotic relationship with humans as medicine, food, intoxicant, and visionary tool. Profiling 11 famous users including Thomas de Quincey, William S. Burroughs, Lou Reed, and DJ Screw, Filan examines how opium and other poppy derivatives inspired them as well as the high price it exacted for its inspiration. Covering techniques of cultivation, extraction, and safe consumption along with methods for overcoming addiction and staying “clean,” this book offers a sensible approach to the poppy that recognizes the plant not as a crop to be harvested or eradicated but as a living, sentient ally that can offer healing or harm and must be approached with respect and caution.

Shirley the Poppy Fairy and the Little Girl Lucky

Shirley the Poppy Fairy and the Little Girl Lucky

  • Author: Asha Jesrani
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1477219382
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 28
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This book is about a little girl called Lucky. Her classmates dont want to be her friend; she is a clever girl and does so well in her class. But Luckys intentions are to help them to do well in the class too. She was upset and didnt know how to help her classmates, until Shirley the poppy fairy comes along and guides her indirectly. With the help of Shirley the poppy fairy, Lucky follows her heart and finally wins all her classmates hearts and becomes their best friends forever.

The Poppy

The Poppy

  • Author: Ron L. Bacon
  • Publisher: Learning Media Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780478204865
  • Category: Readers (Primary)
  • Page: 11
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The Politics of the Poppy

The Politics of the Poppy

Report of a Study Mission to Turkey, March 14-16, 1974, Pursuant to H. Res. 109, Authorizing the Committee on Foreign Affairs to Conduct Thorough Studies and Investigations of All Matters Coming Within the Jurisdiction of the Committee

  • Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drug control
  • Page: 12
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The Poppy Broker

The Poppy Broker

  • Author: Thomas Kirkwood
  • Publisher: Thomas Kirkwood
  • ISBN: 1461141508
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 380
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A lucky hit by an obscure Italian geneticist produces a virus lethal to the opium poppy. It's like winning the lottery, thinks Noto, who takes his dangerous creation to Tommaso Scalzone, the Italian Interior Minister and head of the national police. Lucky they're fellow Sicilians, Noto muses. Lucky they know each other from childhood. Scalzone, brilliant and unassailable, will know where to sell the virus that will wipe out heroin, do it safely, and make them both rich beyond measure. He has no idea that Scalzone's immense power comes from the Mafia as well as the police, that Scalzone is one of the great criminal minds of our time and that Noto will lose his lottery ticket and his life. In possession of the virus, Scalzone develops a diabolical plan. He will wipe out the world's opium crop, an anti-terrorist coup for which the US will receive credit - but not before he has genetically engineered an opium poppy both immune to the virus and sterile. Seeds to the sterile hybrid, easily transportable to any corner of the globe, will give him an airtight monopoly over opium and its derivatives for years to come. Al Qaeda, the Taliban and others, threatened by the loss their cash crop, will pay his exorbitant price. Another defeat for the US; another triumph for terrorism. And behind it all, on a stage that spans half of Europe, is Scalzone and his cast of thousands. But wait. There is still an obstacle. Scalzone does not have an opium plant resistant to the virus, let alone a sterile hybrid. There is, however, one scientist who can give him what he needs: a genetic engineer at the University of Paris named Claude Armand. To carry out the necessary kidnapping, he relies on the Mafia pezzonovante with whom he is closest, Don Pippo Greco. The Don farms out the job to his hotshot nephew, Gianni (pronounced Johnny). Scalzone, in a fine expression of his shrewd criminal mind and brutal methods, enlists the support of a terrified Swiss German, the owner of a near-bankrupt genetics lab that has done secret military work in the past. Blossoming simultaneously in France is a passionate clandestine love affair between a Bordeaux aristocrat and a famous actress: Chantal Armand, the beautiful married daughter of Claude Armand. Chantal, on a visit to her ancestral home, is swept up in the kidnapping of her father and lands with him in the underground lab in Switzerland. After exhaustive investigations by the police, they are pronounced dead - thanks to the ingenious planning and execution of the crime. Jean-François Duret returns to his life in the countryside outside Bordeaux, hopelessly bereft after losing the only woman he has ever loved. By the time he discovers a clue that Chantal might still be alive, she has become the object of Scalzone's perverse lust. But she has not lost her passion for Jean-François. Indeed, she has been working tirelessly on an escape, spinning a web for Gianni and her other guards with the delicacy and determination that have made her a master of the theater. She deceives for Jean-François; Jean-François deceives for her; Scalzone deceives for power and money; Lichtheim, the Swiss German, deceives . . . himself. The search, then the chase, for Chantal begins. Everything is movement and color, from Paris to the stark beauty of the Alps, from Milan to the incongruously lovely Sicilian estate of Tommaso Scalzone. As layers of deception fall away, the air trembles with unpredictable and often gruesome change. But one constant remains - love. Jean-François finds Chantal at last, but must then face Scalzone in a conclusion that is as terrifying as it is unforgettable. And the all-important clue that puts Jean-François on Chantal's trail? No, no, not here. For that luscious tidbit, one must read THE POPPY BROKER

The Poppy-plague and England's Crime

The Poppy-plague and England's Crime

  • Author: James Forbes Bisset Tinling
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: China
  • Page: 192
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Pippa the Poppy Fairy

Pippa the Poppy Fairy

The Petal Fairies

  • Author: Daisy Meadows
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1408319128
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 80
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The Petal Fairies have a very important job - together with their magic petals they help to make sure that flowers grow and bloom in the human world. But after Jack Frost sent his goblins to steal the magic petals in the hope they would help to grow flowers in his cold and dreary ice castle, the petals have ended up scattered in the human world. Rachel and Kirsty must help the Tia the Tulip Fairy, Pippa the Poppy Fairy, Louise the Lily Fairy, Charlotte the Sunflower Fairy, Olivia the Orchid Fairy, Danielle the Daisy Fairy and Ella the Rose Fairy to find their magic petals before the goblins get their hands on them. But this time Jack Frost has given the goblins a wand to help them - he's determined to get those petals before the fairies do, whatever it takes! Pippa thinks her magic petal is somewhere in the village flower shop, but can the girls rescue it before the goblins do?