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Author: Dirk Chase Eldredge Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: July 2010 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481563536

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In this outstanding examination of the country’s most troubling problem, a conservative Republican shows how and why America is losing the war on drugs and makes an important contribution to the debate on alternative policies.

Author Dirk Eldredge demonstrates how the drug war has led only to overcrowded courts and prisons, rising crime, official corruption, eroded civil rights and race relations, and new public health crises. He makes the case for an alternative strategy: tightly controlled legalization accompanied by expanded drug education, prevention, research, and treatment programs.

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  • “Eldredge proposes a sensible alternative.”

    - Foreign Affairs
  • “Incisive…persuasive…with logic, coherence and common sense on his side.”

    - Los Angeles Times
  • “Compelling…effective.”

    - San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle
  • “Offers something to cheer about.”

    - Philadelphia Inquirer
  • “For those who demand a pungant description of the most troubling crisis of our time.”

    - Federal Judge John L. Kane, Jr., in Denver Post
  • “Eldredge does a good job of summarizing the many downsides to the drug war…Eldredge has done his homework and supports all his views with statistics.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “A concise review of the case for legalization of drugs. Recommended.”

    - Library Journal
  • “Eldredge marshals facts and much creative argumentation in making his case.”

    - Booklist

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About the Author

Dirk Chase Eldredge, a former Reagan campaign official, banker, and entrepreneur, is a longtime specialist in public-policy issues. He is the author of the widely acclaimed book Ending the War on Drugs. He lives in Long Beach, California.

About the Narrator

Jeff Riggenbach has narrated numerous titles for Blackstone Audio and won an AudioFile Earphones Award. An author, contributing editor, and producer, he has worked in radio in San Francisco for the last thirty years, earning a Golden Mike Award for journalistic excellence.