Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Signing 11/8: The Narcotic Farm by Nancy Campbell

On Saturday, November 8th, 2008 from 1:00 to 3:00pm, Nancy Campbell, author of The Narcotic Farm: The Rise and Fall of America's First Prison for Drug Addicts will be at the Book House for a signing.

The book tells the story of the United States Narcotic Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, over the span of 40 some years during which it was operational. Full of fascinating photographs, informative text, and historical documents, The Narcotic Farm offers an absorbing portrait of this unique establishment.

On the back of the book, David Courtwright, author of Dark Paradise, Addicts Who Survived, and Forces of Habit, is quoted as follows:

"The Narcotic Farm works its magic by recapturing, in images and words, the lost world of 'Narco,' the sprawling federal prison-hospital for drug addicts in Lexington, Kentucky. It's the details that get you, from the disheveled misery of withdrawal to the uninhibited joy of performing in the house jazz band."

The book, published by Abrams, is $29.95 in hardcover and is available now at the Book House.

We hope you will join us in welcoming Nancy D. Campbell to the Book House on November 8th!