Download e-book for iPad: Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, by Martin A. Lee,Bruce Shlain

By Martin A. Lee,Bruce Shlain

ISBN-10: 0802130623

ISBN-13: 9780802130624

ISBN-10: 1511383542

ISBN-13: 9781511383547

“An engrossing account” of the historical past of LSD, the psychedelic Sixties, and the clandestine brain video games of the CIA (William Burroughs).

starting with the invention of LSD in 1943, this “monumental social background of psychedelia” tracks the main effective drug recognized to science—from its use through the govt. through the paranoia of the chilly warfare to its spill-over right into a progressive antiestablishment game in the course of the Vietnam War—setting the level for one of many nice ideological battles of the last decade (The Village Voice).

within the intervening years, the CIA introduced an immense covert examine application within the wish that LSD could function an espionage weapon; psychiatric pioneers got here to think that acid might make clear the confusing difficulties of psychological disease; and a brand new new release of writers and artists in countercultural transition sought to wreck the “mind-forged manacles” of a brand new iteration in rebellion—among them, Timothy Leary, Ken Kesey, the Beatles, Allen Ginsberg, William Mellon Hitchcock, and Abbie Hoffman. portray an indelible portrait of an unforgettable period and utilizing startling details got throughout the Freedom of data Act, Acid Dreams additionally exposes the most strange, surprising, and sometimes tragic episodes in American history.

“An vital historic synthesis of the unfold and results of a drug that served as a significant metaphor for an era.” —John Sayles

“Marvelously detailed . . . loaded with startling revelations.” —Los Angeles day-by-day News

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