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Heads : a biography of psychedelic America

Author: Jesse Jarnow
Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, A member of the Perseus Books Group, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the history of psychedelic drug counterculture that has become a part of the mainstream American psyche, beginning in the 1950s when the drugs were a promising psychological treatment, through their hippie heyday and to modern day usage. --Publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jesse Jarnow
ISBN: 9780306822551 0306822555
OCLC Number: 949914310
Description: xi, 468 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Pt. one. 1. Humbead's revised map of the world ; 2. Dead freaks unite ; 3. Beyond the Whole Earth ; 4. Shakedown Street ; 5. The burning shore --
pt. two. 6. This everlasting spoof ; 7. Day of the Dead ; 8. Wetlands Preserve ; 9. Through the looking glass ; 10. The tour from Hell ; 11. Festival season ; 12. How Jerry got hip (again).
Other Titles: Biography of psychedelic America
Responsibility: Jesse Jarnow.

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A sweeping, freewheeling, enlightening, and madly entertaining history of psychedelic drugs and their considerable and continuing cultural influence on America.  Read more...

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High Times, May 2016 "Occasionally a scribe appears who nails in prose the experience of getting high. Tom Wolfe and Hunter Thompson were two; Jesse Jarnow is another. The half-century history of Read more...

 
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