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ISBN10: 0802135870
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For Aldous Huxley it was the next step in human evolution; for the CIA it was a potential tool for mind control; for Timothy Leary it was the liberator of humankind (a belief that led to his being branded "the most dangerous man in America"); for Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters it fueled the notorious Acid Tests; and it was the improbable common denominator that united such disparate figures as Allen Ginsberg, Cary Grant, G. Gordon Liddy, and Charles Manson.

In this brilliant, riveting, and exhaustively researched book, Jay Stevens relates the history of that "curious molecule," LSD. He unearths a story of Pynchonesque complexity, tells it with novelistic flair, and irrefutably demonstrates LSD's pivotal role in the cultural upheavals that shook America in the 1960s and changed the country forever.

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"Fascinating....The most compelling account yet of how these hallucinogenic, or psychedelic, drugs became an explosive force in postwar American history." Newsweek

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"Tirelessly researched and discursive enough to provide a quite enthralling read. A prize?worthy social and cultural history." The Washington Times Magazine

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"In this brilliant, engaging work, Stevens explores the hallucinogenic heart of that weird shiver in American history that was the 60s...exemplary history, compelling and committed." Kirkus Reviews

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Storming Heaven digs beneath the headlines to bring an amazing science story in which Harvard professors become holy men, and a generation drops out to seek cosmic bliss--only to find something much darker.

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In addition to Storming Heaven, Jay Stevens co-wrote Drumming at the Edge of Magic with Mickey Hart.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780802135872
Author:
Stevens, Jay
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to present)
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Drug Dependence
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Drug abuse
Subject:
Lsd (drug)
Subject:
Subculture
Subject:
Subculture -- United States.
Subject:
LSD
Subject:
Substance Abuse & Addictions - Drug Dependence
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
Subject:
Drug abuse -- United States.
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Recovery and Addiction-Drug Dependence
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19980931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 20 lb

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Product details 416 pages Grove Press - English 9780802135872 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Fascinating....The most compelling account yet of how these hallucinogenic, or psychedelic, drugs became an explosive force in postwar American history."
"Review" by , "Tirelessly researched and discursive enough to provide a quite enthralling read. A prize?worthy social and cultural history."
"Review" by , "In this brilliant, engaging work, Stevens explores the hallucinogenic heart of that weird shiver in American history that was the 60s...exemplary history, compelling and committed."
"Synopsis" by , Storming Heaven digs beneath the headlines to bring an amazing science story in which Harvard professors become holy men, and a generation drops out to seek cosmic bliss--only to find something much darker.
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