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Timothy Leary : a biography

Author: Robert Greenfield
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, Inc., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The first major biography of one of the most controversial figures in postwar America. To a generation in full revolt against any form of authority, "Tune in, turn on, drop out" became a mantra, and its popularizer, Dr. Timothy Leary, a guru. A charismatic and brilliant psychologist, Leary became first intrigued and then obsessed by the effects of psychedelic drugs in the 1960s while teaching at Harvard, where he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Timothy Leary; Timothy Leary; Timothy Francis Leary; Timothy Leary; Leary, Timothy Francis <1920-1996>; Timothy Leary
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Greenfield
ISBN: 0151005001 9780151005000 9780156032063 0156032066
OCLC Number: 62127831
Notes: "A James H. Silberman Book."
Description: 689 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Dreaming of heroes : Springfield, Massachusetts, 1920-1938 --
The long gray line : West Point, New York, June 1940-August 1941 --
The Berkeley circle : Berkeley, California, 1941-1958 --
God and man at Harvard : Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1958-1963 --
Xanadu : Millbrook, New York, 1963-1968 --
Come together : California, 1968-1970 --
Escape and flight : San Luis Obispo, California, March-September 1970 --
Exile-no silence, no cunning : Algeria, Switzerland, Afghanistan, September 1970 to January 1973 --
Folsom Prison blues : California, January 1973-May 1976 --
To live and die in LA : California, June 1976-May 31, 1996.
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A psychologist, Dr Timothy Leary became first intrigued and then obsessed by the effects of psychedelic drugs in the 1960s while teaching at Harvard, where he not only encouraged but instituted their  Read more...

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Life and Times of Timothy Leary

by dlovins (WorldCat user published 2006-08-16) Very Good Permalink
Very well written, filled with interesting details about Leary and the turbulent times in which he lived.Not all of it's pretty, of course.His personal life for example. His first wife (out of 5) killed herself with car exhaust after witnessing Leary and his mistress discuss a possible tryst. Leary's...
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