Delightfully written with narrative flourishes throughout this book shows both the pleasure and pain of narcotic use; on the user and their victims. Their use in a certain leader changed history with the fall of France and the failure in the war on Russia all affected by a supreme ruler off his face on injected blends of hokkum, animal bits and industrial strength pharmacopoeia.
A significant WWII story that needed to be told. It shows how depraved people can become in wartime when winning at all costs as the goal. How sad that so much human suffering was led by people doped to the eyeballs and that military and POW were used for uncontrolled experiments
The book appeared well researched and it was easy to read. The use of drugs during warfare is known about but seldom reported on. I think with the passage of time, this is a useful addition to the many perspectives of this part of history.