By Martin A. Lee, Bruce Shlain
Acid desires is the entire social background of LSD and the counterculture it helped to outline within the sixties. Martin Lee and Bruce Shlain's exhaustively researched and remarkable account-part of it gleaned from mystery govt files-tells how the CIA grew to become captivated with LSD as an espionage weapon in the course of the early l950s and introduced an important covert learn application, during which numerous unwitting voters have been used as guinea pigs. even though the CIA used to be motive on maintaining the drug to itself, it eventually couldn't hinder it from spreading into the preferred tradition; right here LSD had a profound effect and helped spawn a political and social upheaval that modified the face of the United States. From the clandestine operations of the govt to the escapades of Timothy Leary, Abbie Hoffman, Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters, Allen Ginsberg, and so forth, Acid desires offers a massive and unique account that is going to the guts of a turbulent interval in our heritage. "Engaging all through . . . right now pleasing and disturbing." - Andrew Weil, M.D., The country; "Marvelously targeted . . . loaded with startling revelations." - la day-by-day information; "An engrossing account of a interval . . . while a tiny psychoactive molecule affected nearly each point of Western life." - William S. Burroughs; "An vital old synthesis of the unfold and results of a drug that served as a important metaphor for an era." - John Sayles.
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Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond by Martin A. Lee, Bruce Shlain