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Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond

By Martin A. Lee, Bruce Shlain

Few occasions have had a extra profound effect at the social and cultural upheavals of the Sixties than the psychedelic revolution spawned through the unfold of LSD. This ebook for the 1st time tells the whole and impressive story—part of it hidden until now in mystery executive files—of the position the mind-altering drug performed in our fresh turbulent background and the continued impact it has on our time.

And what a narrative it really is, starting with LSD’s discovery in 1943 because the so much effective drug recognized to technology till it spilled into public view a few two decades later to set the degree for one of many nice ideological wars of the last decade. within the intervening years the CIA had introduced an important covert study application within the desire that LSD may function an espionage weapon, psychiatric pioneers got here to think that acid might make clear the puzzling difficulties of psychological affliction, and a brand new iteration of writers and artists had given delivery to the LSD sub-culture.

Acid desires is an entire social heritage of the psychedelic counter-culture that burst into complete view within the Sixties. With new info bought throughout the Freedom of knowledge Act, the authors show how the CIA grew to become captivated with LSD in the course of the chilly struggle, fearing the Soviets had designs on it to boot. What follows is without doubt one of the weirder episodes within the covert heritage of U.S. intelligence because the look for a “truth drug” started to resemble a James Bond state of affairs within which brokers spied on drug-addicted prostitutes via two-way mirrors and numerous unwitting voters got acid with occasionally tragic results.

The tale took a brand new flip while Captain Al Hubbard, the 1st of a sequence of “Johnny Appleseeds” of acid, started to activate hundreds of thousands of scientists, businessmen, church figures, policemen, and others from diversified walks of life.

Timothy Leary, Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Pranksters, Allen Ginsberg and the Beat new release, the Diggers and the Age of Golden Anarchy in Haight-Ashbury, William Mellon Hitchcock, Abbie Hoffman and the Yippies, the Beatles—these are only a few of a motley forged of characters who stride during the pages of this compelling chronicle. What influence did the common use of LSD have at the anti-war stream of the past due Sixties? Acid desires strains the way in which the drug intensified every one degree of counter-cultural transition to damage the “mind-forged manacles” of a brand new new release in rebellion.

In Acid desires, Martin Lee and Bruce Shalin have written the heritage of a time nonetheless in simple terms dimly understood. The occasions they recount and the proof they discover provide a big lacking piece of the puzzle of a very important decade in our contemporary past.


“Engaging all through. . . . without delay wonderful and disturbing.”—Andrew Weil, M.D., The Nation

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

“Excellent. . . . pleasing. . . . A generalist’s historical past that are supposed to exchange all others.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“A landmark contribution to the sociopolitical background of the U.S. . . . many of the liveliest, so much soaking up, best-documented historic analyses to seem in recent times. . . . A seminal contribution to figuring out America’s so much turbulent glossy decade.”—Choice

“This humorous and irreverent e-book brings all of it back.”—The Washington Post

“Recounts the most strange incidents within the heritage of U.S. intelligence.”—The Boston Globe

“A huge social heritage of psychedelia.”—The Village Voice

“A blistering exposé of CIA drug experimentation on american citizens. It’s all there.”—John Stockwell

“Highly readable. . . . good researched. . . . jam-packed with enjoyable and weird episodes.”—The Detroit unfastened Press

“An vital learn of cultural historical past. . . . The scholarship is beautiful and the equipment sensible.”—Allen Ginsberg

“An engrossing account of a interval . . . whilst a tiny psychoactive molecule affected virtually each element of Western life.”—William S. Burroughs

“A lacking hyperlink, a piece of strive against heritage, a devastating blend of evidence and poetry that's absolute to arouse controversy.”—Paul Krassner

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

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Mr Smiley: My Last Pill and Testament

Howard Marks is the main recognized drug smuggler of his age, and a hero to a new release. On his unencumber from considered one of America's hardest prisons, Howard made a promise to himself to head immediately. not more medicines, not more smuggling, not more pretend passports. He could retire to a quiet existence with his family members within the Balearic Islands of Spain. It did not really determine that way.

This used to be the mid-nineties, the peak of the ecstasy and clubbing increase, and Ibiza used to be on the very centre of the vortex for the 'E generation'. tablets had taken where of marijuana, Paul Oakenfold had changed The Rolling Stones because the track of the hundreds, yet a few individuals are simply born for all times at the different part of the law.

It wasn't lengthy earlier than Howard came across himself making an attempt natural ecstasy and rubbing shoulders with many of the king-pins of the tablet alternate. those integrated a few of Britain's so much infamous gangsters, who have been laundering hundreds of thousands of kilos of gold stolen from the mythical Brink's-Mat bullion raid. As Britons descended on Ibiza prior to one of many maximum summers of the nineties, Howard used to be getting ready for his such a lot outrageous operation yet.
Incredibly humorous, relocating and scabrous, Howard Marks' Mr Smiley follows a trip to the heartland of the clubbing and British crime scene. it's also a becoming final note from certainly one of Britain's top enjoyed undesirable boys.

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Body Enhancement Products (Drugs: The Straight Facts (Hardcover))

By Thomas M Santella

This sequence presents good information regarding medicinal drugs, emphasizing a ancient & clinical method of studying approximately medicinal drugs, their use, and their impact at the consumer. This e-book explores the query of athletes utilizing physique enhancement medications, anabolic steroids or over- the-counter supplementations, to aim to spice up their functionality. Age 15+.

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Ecstasy (Drugs: The Straight Facts)

Examine the chemical nature of ecstasy and why it's turning into the drug of selection for teenagers. medications are everywhere--on our streets, in our houses, and in our schools--but directly proof approximately medications aren't. medicinal drugs: The instantly evidence fills this void with candid discussions that emphasize a ancient and clinical method of studying approximately medicinal drugs.

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Targeted Drug Delivery : Concepts and Design (Advances in Delivery Science and Technology)

This authoritative quantity explores the elemental thoughts and diverse purposes of exact supply of substances to the physique. This compilation has been divided into 8 sections constituted of the fundamental ideas of drug concentrating on, illness and organ/organelle-based concentrating on, passive and energetic focusing on techniques, and numerous complicated drug supply instruments reminiscent of functionalized lipidic, polymeric and inorganic nanocarriers. jointly, the twenty-three chapters hide quite a lot of subject matters within the box, together with tumor and hepatic concentrating on, polymer-drug conjugates, nanoemulsion, actual and biophysical features of nanoparticles, and in vivo imaging recommendations, between others. The publication additionally examines complex characterization strategies, regulatory hurdles and toxicity-related concerns which are key beneficial properties for profitable commercialization of distinct drug supply process items. Targeted Drug Delivery is a entire reference consultant for drug supply researchers, either novices and people already operating within the field.

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Drug Use and Abuse: A Comprehensive Introduction

By Howard Abadinsky

Jam-packed with the most recent information and examine, the robust new DRUG USE AND ABUSE: A accomplished advent, 8e grants an intensive, interdisciplinary survey of all features of drug and alcohol abuse. The textual content attracts from the numerous disciplines of historical past, legislations, pharmacology, political technological know-how, social paintings, counseling, psychology, sociology, and legal justice--resulting within the so much finished, authoritative unmarried resource to be had. the writer explores the heritage of gear, their effect on society, the pharmacological influence of substances at the physique, drug coverage implications, the felony justice procedure reaction, the drug enterprise, legislations enforcement, theories of use, in addition to the consequences, therapy, and prevention of abuse. New insurance contains nonmedical use of prescribed drugs, artificial components, using stimulants to regard PTSD and upload, scientific marijuana, the relationship among drug trafficking and terrorism, and an up to date research of the us drug coverage. to be had with InfoTrac scholar Collections

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Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana - Medical, Recreational and Scientific

By Martin A. Lee

“Hallelujah and glory be to Smoke Signals, Martin Lee’s bodacious new book…Lee chronicles every thing and everybody worthy chronicling within the annals of marijuana” (High Times).

This is the good American pot tale, a dramatic social exploration of a plant that sits on the nexus of political, criminal, clinical, and medical discourse. From its historical origins, to its state of the art healing advantages, to its position in a tradition warfare that hasn't ever ceased, marijuana has advanced past its personal illicit culture right into a dynamic, multibillion-dollar undefined. because 1996, while California citizens licensed Proposition 215, dozens of country and native governments around the state have circumvented federal authority to legalize marijuana for clinical reasons. Mining the plant’s wealthy botanical houses, scientific researchers are actually develop­ing promising marijuana-based remedies for melanoma, middle affliction, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, persistent soreness, and plenty of different stipulations. Martin Lee, an award-winning investigative journalist, examines this advanced panorama the place felony ambiguity meets medical step forward in a wide ranging, character-driven saga.

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Cognitive Enhancement: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (Trends in Augmentation of Human Performance)

Cognitive enhancement is using medicinal drugs, biotechnological suggestions or different capability via fit members aiming on the development of cognitive capabilities resembling vigilance, focus or reminiscence with none scientific want. particularly, using pharmacological ingredients (caffeine, prescribed drugs or illicit medications) has obtained substantial recognition over the past few years. presently, in spite of the fact that, little is understood about the use of cognitive enhancers, their results in fit participants and where and serve as of cognitive enhancement in way of life. the aim of the ebook is to offer an summary of the present examine on cognitive enhancement and to supply in-depth insights into the interdisciplinary debate on cognitive enhancement.

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Methamphetamine (Drugs: The Straight Facts)

By Randi Mehling

"Methamphetamine" examines the unreal chemical compound that has been declared a drug epidemic in 2006. This insightful publication covers the historical past, actual houses, and addictive nature of methamphetamine, and gives readers with robust information regarding the future health results, tendencies and attitudes, and felony ramifications linked to using this damaging, hugely addictive substance. "Methamphetamine" is reinforced through full-color pictures and illustrations, charts and diagrams, and recommendations for additional examining that make this publication an important resource for college students studying concerning the risks of this drug.

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