Acid Dreams: The CIA, LSD and the Sixties Rebellion

4.1 avg rating
( 2,179 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780394620817: Acid Dreams: The CIA, LSD and the Sixties Rebellion

Acid Dreams is the complete social history of LSD and the counterculture it helped to define in the sixties. Martin Lee and Bruce Shlain's exhaustively researched and astonishing account-part of it gleaned from secret government files-tells how the CIA became obsessed with LSD as an espionage weapon during the early l950s and launched a massive covert research program, in which countless unwitting citizens were used as guinea pigs. Though the CIA was intent on keeping the drug to itself, it ultimately couldn't prevent it from spreading into the popular culture; here LSD had a profound impact and helped spawn a political and social upheaval that changed the face of America. From the clandestine operations of the government to the escapades of Timothy Leary, Abbie Hoffman, Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters, Allen Ginsberg, and many others, Acid Dreams provides an important and entertaining account that goes to the heart of a turbulent period in our history. "Engaging throughout . . . at once entertaining and disturbing." - Andrew Weil, M.D., The Nation; "Marvelously detailed . . . loaded with startling revelations." - Los Angeles Daily News; "An engrossing account of a period . . . when a tiny psychoactive molecule affected almost every aspect of Western life." - William S. Burroughs; "An important historical synthesis of the spread and effects of a drug that served as a central metaphor for an era." - John Sayles. (Goodreads)

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Martin Lee, Bruce Shlain
Published by Grove Press (1985)
ISBN 10: 039462081X ISBN 13: 9780394620817
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Grove Press, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11039462081X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
52.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.48
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Lee, Martin; Shlain, Bruce
Published by Grove Press
ISBN 10: 039462081X ISBN 13: 9780394620817
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Grove Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 039462081X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0869874

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
68.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.70
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Martin Lee; Bruce Shlain
Published by Grove Press (1985)
ISBN 10: 039462081X ISBN 13: 9780394620817
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Grove Press, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M039462081X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
80.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Lee, Martin; Shlain, Bruce
Published by Grove Press
ISBN 10: 039462081X ISBN 13: 9780394620817
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(Covington, KY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Grove Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 039462081X New. Looks like an interesting title, learn more! We provide domestic tracking upon request. We provide personalized customer service and want you to have a great experience purchasing from us. 100% satisfaction guaranteed and thank you for your consideration. Bookseller Inventory # S-039462081X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
97.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.67
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds