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ISBN13: 9780553380644
ISBN10: 0553380648
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Tom Wolfe's much-discussed kaleidoscopic non-fiction novel chronicles the tale of novelist Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Pranksters. In the 1960s, Kesey led a group of psychedelic sympathizers around the country in a painted bus, presiding over LSD-induced "acid tests" all along the way. Long considered one of the greatest books about the history of the hippies, Wolfe's ability to research like a reporter and simultaneously evoke the hallucinogenic indulgence of the era ensures that this book, written in 1967, will live long in the counter-culture canon of American literature.

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"An American classic." Newsweek

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"The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test is not simply the best book on the hippies, it is the essential book...the pushing, ballooning heart of the matter....Vibrating dazzle!" New York Times

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"A Day-Glo book, illuminating, merry, surreal!" Washington Post

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"An astonishing book." New York Times Book Review

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"Electrifying." San Francisco Chronicle

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"An amazing book....A book that definitely gives Wolfe the edge on the non-fiction novel." The Village Voice

About the Author

Tom Wolfe is the author of more than a dozen books, among them such contemporary classics as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, The Bonfire of the Vanities, and A Man in Full. A native of Richmond, Virginia, he earned his B.A. at Washington and Lee University and a Ph.D. in American studies at Yale. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

I Black Shiny FBI Shoes / 1
II The Bladder Totem / 16
III The Electric Suit / 24
IV What Do You Think of My Buddha? / 32
V The Rusky-Dusky Neon Dust / 55
VI The Bus / 67
VII Unauthorized Acid / 87
VIII Tootling the Multitudes / 99
IX The Crypt Trip / 104
X Dream Wars / 108
XI The Unspoken Thing / 124
XII The Bust / 149
XIII The Hell's Angles / 167
XIV A Miracle in Seven Days / 182
XV Cloud / 198
XVI The Frozen Jug Band / 214
XVII Cosmo's Tasmanian Deviltry / 229
XIX The Trips Festival / 249
XX The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test / 266
XXI The Fugitive / 286
XXII ¡Diablo! / 305
XXIII The Red Tide / 310
XXIV The Mexican Bust / 325
XXV Secret Agent Number One / 331
XXVI The Cops and Robbers Game / 346
XXVII The Graduation / 371
Epilogue / 413

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Krystal, August 20, 2006 (view all comments by Krystal)
Before LSD was illegal, the government tested it on humans, so did Ken Kesey. Tom Wolfe takes the reader on an adventure through the '60s following Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters as they traveled thoughout the country doing drugs and gaining a following. This book gives the reader a sense of what it would have been like to be a part of the counter-culture in the '60s.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553380644
Author:
Wolfe, Tom
Publisher:
Bantam
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Popular Culture - Counter Culture
Subject:
Narcotic habit
Subject:
Hippies
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Substance Abuse & Addictions - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
61A-61G
Publication Date:
19991005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.1 x 5.2 x 1.2 in .75 lb

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Product details 432 pages Bantam Books - English 9780553380644 Reviews:
"Review" by , "An American classic."
"Review" by , "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test is not simply the best book on the hippies, it is the essential book...the pushing, ballooning heart of the matter....Vibrating dazzle!"
"Review" by , "A Day-Glo book, illuminating, merry, surreal!"
"Review" by , "An astonishing book."
"Review" by , "Electrifying."
"Review" by , "An amazing book....A book that definitely gives Wolfe the edge on the non-fiction novel."
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