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To a generation of psychotherapists, LSD was a door to the unconscious. To the CIA, which purchased enough to turn on 100 million people, it was potentially a mind-control weapon. To Aldous Huxley, it was a force which could push mankind up the evolutionary ladder, a belief inherited by Dr Timothy Leary, who thought LSD would transform America into a spiritual Utopia. "Storming Heaven" begins in scientific investigation and ends in social and cultural revolution. With names like Henry Luce, Cary Grant, Allen Ginsberg, Ken Kesey, G Gordon Liddy and Charles Manson, the books examines a force which shaped contemporary America.
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The extraordinary story of how LSD evolved from a psychiatric experience to a social and political revolution, 'Storming Heaven' is a brilliant, revelatory investigation into how the powerful hallucinogenic drug has been used and abused. From the first explorations into LSD's psychotic effects by the American establishment to the notorious 'Summer of Love', the positive role of the mind-expanding and creative properties of the drug is a debate that has been raging for over a generation, from Aldous Huxley to Allen Ginsberg, Ken Kesey to Timothy Leary and Charles Manson. 'Storming Heaven' guides us through an American Dream that was – for many who tuned in, turned on and dropped out – an epic hallucination.
"A valuable historical document."
"A story about the imagination unleashed... full of irony and anecdote."
"A fascinating book... aided by an awesome amount of research and detail."
"A remarkably fluent and intelligent book."
DAVID WIDGERY, 'New Statesman & Society'
"Stevens's narrative moves along at a cracking pace... reads like a good, often funny detective yarn."
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Book Description William Heinemann Ltd, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Dust jacket has edge wear and some handling marks. A couple of underlinings inside, pages fairly bright, starting to lightly tan. Seller Inventory # 5012982
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR003371628
Book Description Heinemann, London, 1988. Condition: BUONO. First edition. cm.16x24, pp.XIX,(1),396, stato.) London, Heinemann 1988, cm.16x24, pp.XIX,(1),396, leg.ed.cartonata, titoli in argento al dorso, sopraccop.fig.a col. (interni ingialliti per il tipo di carta, altrimenti copia in perfetto stato.) leg.ed.cartonata, titoli in argento al dorso, sopraccop.fig.a col. (interni ingialliti per il tipo di carta, altrimenti copia in perfetto. Seller Inventory # 198507
Book Description Heinemann, London, 1988. Hard Cover. Octavo, light blue boards, guilt lettering at spine, xix + 396pp. No dustwrapper, pages a little tanned, some foxing at top edge, text clean, light wear only; bookseller's label (The Inner Bookshop) at front paste-down endpaper. A sound copy. Seller Inventory # 41223
Book Description William Heinemann Ltd, 1988. Seller Inventory # W1-27TU-GK8C
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