The Complete Social History of LSD –
the CIA, the Sixties and Beyond

Martin A. Lee and Bruce Shlain

New York: Grove Press, 1992:  345 pages

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Critical praise for Acid Dreams

“Engaging throughout…at once entertaining and disturbing.” — Andrew Weil in The Nation

“An engrossing account of a period…when a tiny psychoactive molecule affected almost every aspect of Western life.” — William S. Burroughs

“A landmark contribution to the sociopolitical history of the U.S…. Some of the liveliest, most absorbing, best-documented historical analysis to appear in recent years…. A seminal contribution to understanding America’s most turbulent modern decade.” Choice

“Riveting…. thought-provoking…. a wealth of historical, sociological, and political information.” American Journal of Psychiatry

“A thriller about the great mystery of how we of a certain generation got to be who we are.” — Andrei Codrescu (from the Introduction to Acid Dreams)

“A generalist’s history that should replace all others.” San Francisco Chronicle

“Recounts some of the most bizarre incidents in the history of U.S. intelligence.” Boston Globe

“An important historical synthesis of the spread and effects of a drug that served as a central metaphor for an era. John Sayles

“This funny and irreverent book brings it all back.” Washington Post

“As splendidly written as it is fascinating…. A remarkable history of an unforgettable time.” –  Oakland Tribune

“Highly readable.… Filled with entertaining and bizarre episodes.” Detroit Free Press

“Astonishing behind-the-scenes discoveries…. a trip back I didn’t want to end.” –L.A. Weekly

“My congratulations and admiration for your important work.” — Dr. Albert Hofmann


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