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I have America surrounded : the life of Timothy Leary

Author: John Higgs
Publisher: Fort Lee, NJ : Barricade Books, ©2006.
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"Dr. Timothy Leary was a brilliant behavioral psychologist who was sacked from Harvard for his experiments with psychedelic drugs, and responded by persuading millions to "tune in, turn on and drop out." He then escaped from jail in California, fled from America with the help of terrorists, was kidnapped by revolutionaries in Africa and became entrapped by an exiled arms dealer in Switzerland. His life was, in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Higgs, John.
I have America surrounded.
Fort Lee, NJ : Barricade Books, ©2006
(OCoLC)608108175
Named Person: Timothy Leary; Timothy Leary
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Higgs
ISBN: 1569803153 9781569803158
OCLC Number: 69734580
Description: xii, 306 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. I'll free you, my love --
2. The children will grow up wondering about their mother --
3. But don't you think he's just a little bit square? --
4. Then he licked the spoon --
5. Jesus Christ, do I have to fuck every girl who comes to this place? --
6. Thou shalt not alter the consciousness of thy fellow man --
7. Everyone, compared to him, was boring --
8. I want to hit it right square in the puss --
9. WARNING : I am armed and should be considered dangerous --
10. The girl began to sing Arabic love songs --
11. Just say that on January the ninth we busted Leary --
12. He is not going to die : they will have to kill him --
13. Fortunately, Neuberg had been armed with a consecrated magical dagger.
Responsibility: John Higgs.

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"Dr. Timothy Leary was a brilliant behavioral psychologist who was sacked from Harvard for his experiments with psychedelic drugs, and responded by persuading millions to "tune in, turn on and drop out." He then escaped from jail in California, fled from America with the help of terrorists, was kidnapped by revolutionaries in Africa and became entrapped by an exiled arms dealer in Switzerland. His life was, in the words of his goddaughter Winona Ryder, "flat-out epic grandeur," but there is more to Timothy Leary than sex, drugs, and adventure. His cultural influence was so deep and wide ranging that the post-modern 21st century world is profoundly shaped by his life. I Have America Surrounded is the first book to explain not only what Timothy Leary did, but why he did it."--Jacket.

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