Acid Dreams

Acid Dreams Author Martin A. Lee
ISBN-10 0802196063
Release 2007-12-01
Pages 384
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Few events have had a more profound impact on the social and cultural upheavals of the Sixties than the psychedelic revolution spawned by the spread of LSD. This book for the first time tells the full and astounding story—part of it hidden till now in secret Government files—of the role the mind-altering drug played in our recent turbulent history and the continuing influence it has on our time. And what a story it is, beginning with LSD’s discovery in 1943 as the most potent drug known to science until it spilled into public view some twenty years later to set the stage for one of the great ideological wars of the decade. In the intervening years the CIA had launched a massive covert research program in the hope that LSD would serve as an espionage weapon, psychiatric pioneers came to believe that acid would shed light on the perplexing problems of mental illness, and a new generation of writers and artists had given birth to the LSD sub-culture. Acid Dreams is a complete social history of the psychedelic counter-culture that burst into full view in the Sixties. With new information obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, the authors reveal how the CIA became obsessed with LSD during the Cold War, fearing the Soviets had designs on it as well. What follows is one of the more bizarre episodes in the covert history of U.S. intelligence as the search for a “truth drug” began to resemble a James Bond scenario in which agents spied on drug-addicted prostitutes through two-way mirrors and countless unwitting citizens received acid with sometimes tragic results. The story took a new turn when Captain Al Hubbard, the first of a series of “Johnny Appleseeds” of acid, began to turn on thousands of scientists, businessmen, church figures, policemen, and others from different walks of life. Timothy Leary, Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Pranksters, Allen Ginsberg and the Beat generation, the Diggers and the Age of Golden Anarchy in Haight-Ashbury, William Mellon Hitchcock, Abbie Hoffman and the Yippies, the Beatles—these are just some of a motley cast of characters who stride through the pages of this compelling chronicle. What impact did the widespread use of LSD have on the anti-war movement of the late Sixties? Acid Dreams traces the way the drug intensified each stage of counter-cultural transition to break the “mind-forged manacles” of a new generation in rebellion. In Acid Dreams, Martin Lee and Bruce Shalin have written the history of a time still only dimly understood. The events they recount and the facts they uncover supply an important missing piece of the puzzle of a crucial decade in our recent past. Praise “Engaging throughout. . . . At once entertaining and disturbing.”—Andrew Weil, M.D., The Nation “Marvelously detailed . . . loaded with startling revelations.”—Los Angeles Daily News “Excellent. . . . Captivating. . . . A generalist’s history that should replace all others.”—San Francisco Chronicle “A landmark contribution to the sociopolitical history of the U.S. . . . Some of the liveliest, most absorbing, best-documented historical analyses to appear in recent years. . . . A seminal contribution to understanding America’s most turbulent modern decade.”—Choice “This funny and irreverent book brings it all back.”—The Washington Post “Recounts some of the most bizarre incidents in the history of U.S. intelligence.”—The Boston Globe “A monumental social history of psychedelia.”—The Village Voice “A blistering exposé of CIA drug experimentation on Americans. It’s all there.”—John Stockwell “Highly readable. . . . Well researched. . . . Filled with entertaining and bizarre episodes.”—The Detroit Free Press “An important study of cultural history. . . . The scholarship is exquisite and the methods sensible.”—Allen Ginsberg “An engrossing account of a period . . . when a tiny psychoactive molecule affected almost every aspect of Western life.”—William S. Burroughs “A missing link, a work of combat history, a devastating combination of facts and poetry that is bound to arouse controversy.”—Paul Krassner “An important historical synthesis of the spread and effects of a drug that served as a central metaphor for an era.”—John Sayles



Glass House

Glass House Author Brian Alexander
ISBN-10 9781250085818
Release 2017-02-14
Pages 304
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For readers of Hillbilly Elegy and Strangers in Their Own Land **A New York Post Must-Read Book, a Newsweek Best New Book, one of The Week's 20 Books to Read in 2017, one of Bustle's 16 Best Nonfiction Books Coming in February 2017** "A devastating read...For anyone wondering why swing-state America voted against the establishment in 2016, Mr. Alexander supplies plenty of answers." —The Wall Street Journal "This book hunts bigger game." —Laura Miller, Slate In 1947, Forbes magazine declared Lancaster, Ohio the epitome of the all-American town. Today it is damaged, discouraged, and fighting for its future. In Glass House, journalist Brian Alexander uses the story of one town to show how seeds sown 35 years ago have sprouted to give us Trumpism, inequality, and an eroding national cohesion. The Anchor Hocking Glass Company, once the world’s largest maker of glass tableware, was the base on which Lancaster’s society was built. As Glass House unfolds, bankruptcy looms. With access to the company and its leaders, and Lancaster’s citizens, Alexander shows how financial engineering took hold in the 1980s, accelerated in the 21st Century, and wrecked the company. We follow CEO Sam Solomon, an African-American leading the nearly all-white town’s biggest private employer, as he tries to rescue the company from the New York private equity firm that hired him. Meanwhile, Alexander goes behind the scenes, entwined with the lives of residents as they wrestle with heroin, politics, high-interest lenders, low wage jobs, technology, and the new demands of American life: people like Brian Gossett, the fourth generation to work at Anchor Hocking; Joe Piccolo, first-time director of the annual music festival who discovers the town relies on him, and it, for salvation; Jason Roach, who police believed may have been Lancaster’s biggest drug dealer; and Eric Brown, a local football hero-turned-cop who comes to realize that he can never arrest Lancaster’s real problems.



The Complete Rhyming Dictionary

The Complete Rhyming Dictionary Author Clement Wood
ISBN-10 0780765575
Release 1992-03-01
Pages 705
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This authoritative, comprehensive handbook contains virtually all the rhyming words possible in the English language and is a must for anyoe who works with words. Updated to meet the needs of today's wordsmiths, this reference work is easy to use.



Dive Atlas of the World

Dive Atlas of the World Author Simon & Schuster
ISBN-10 1847733174
Release 2008-09
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A guide to the dive sites for divers who wish to experience, personally or vicariously, the best diving the planet has to offer. It features selected underwater photography showing wrecks, a wide range of marine habitats and a diversity of species ranging from whale sharks to coral.



Plastics and Composites Welding Handbook

Plastics and Composites Welding Handbook Author David A. Grewell
ISBN-10 1569903131
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 407
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This comprehensive handbook covers all commercially available welding processes. It helps the reader select the best suited process for their application and provides an understanding of each process by presenting the limitations and benefits. The focus on practical aspects such as weldability, optimizing part design, troubleshooting, and testing makes this book an indispensable tool for everyone involved in welding of plastics. At the same time it also conveys the basic theoretical principles of plastic welding, such as squeeze flow, molecular diffusion, and heat transfer mechanisms.



Dictionary of Disasters at Sea During the Age of Steam

Dictionary of Disasters at Sea During the Age of Steam Author Charles Hocking
ISBN-10 0900528036
Release 1969
Pages 779
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Dictionary of Disasters at Sea During the Age of Steam has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Dictionary of Disasters at Sea During the Age of Steam also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Dictionary of Disasters at Sea During the Age of Steam book for free.



Miracle at Midway

Miracle at Midway Author Gordon Prange
ISBN-10 9781480489455
Release 2014-05-06
Pages 488
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The inside story of the historic battle that turned the tide in the war for the Pacific Six months after Pearl Harbor, the seemingly invincible Imperial Japanese Navy prepared a decisive blow against the United States. After sweeping through Asia and the South Pacific, Japan’s military targeted the tiny atoll of Midway, an ideal launching pad for the invasion of Hawaii and beyond. The United States Navy would be waiting for them. Thanks to cutting-edge code-breaking technology, tactical daring, and a huge stroke of luck, the Americans under Admiral Chester W. Nimitz dealt the Japanese navy its first major defeat of the war. Three years of hard fighting remained, but it was at Midway that the tide turned. This vivid, in-depth bestseller is the first book to tell the story of the epic battle from both the American and Japanese sides. In Miracle at Midway, Gordon W. Prange, Donald M. Goldstein, and Katherine V. Dillon show how America won its first and greatest victory of the Pacific war—and how easily it could have been a defeat.



The Bligh Notebook

The Bligh Notebook Author William Bligh
ISBN-10 0642104042
Release 1987
Pages 336
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The Bligh Notebook has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Bligh Notebook also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Bligh Notebook book for free.



After Piketty

After Piketty Author Heather Boushey
ISBN-10 9780674978171
Release 2017-05-08
Pages 688
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Are Thomas Piketty’s analyses of inequality on target? Where should researchers go from here in exploring the ideas he pushed to the forefront of global conversation? In After Piketty, a cast of economists and other social scientists tackle these questions in dialogue with Piketty, in what is sure to be a much-debated book in its own right.



The Doxford Turret Ships

The Doxford Turret Ships Author Leonard Gray
ISBN-10 0950004464
Release 1975
Pages 70
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The Doxford Turret Ships has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Doxford Turret Ships also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Doxford Turret Ships book for free.



Ice is where you find it

Ice is where you find it Author Charles W. Thomas
ISBN-10 UCAL:$B737703
Release 1951
Pages 378
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U.S. arctic naval operations, 1943-44; "Operation Highjump" 1946-47; Bering Sea Patrol, 1948. Author is a Captain in U.S. Coast Guard.



Kingfisher Encyclopedia of Everything

Kingfisher Encyclopedia of Everything Author Sean Callery
ISBN-10 0753473550
Release 2017-07-25
Pages 320
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This amazing 320-page volume is the perfect guide to everything for children aged seven plus! It is packed with colorful illustrations, step-by-step sequences, and the latest photography to keep children engaged. Arranged thematically into key areas, the concise text is clear, accurate, and perfectly pitched, making this an unbeatable resource for home and school. Plus, a glossary and index are included along with a list of websites for further learning.



A Full Report of the Trial of Capt William H Tower

A Full Report of the Trial of Capt  William H  Tower Author William H. Tower
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433006838647
Release 1880
Pages 200
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