Albion Dreaming: A Popular History of LSD in Britain by Andy Roberts PDF

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By Andy Roberts

ISBN-10: 9814382167

ISBN-13: 9789814382168

Opposite to well known trust, LSD is way extra hooked up to Britain than it really is to the united states. This enticing publication appears on the use of LSD in British society, from its arrival in 1952 to the current day. It offers a hidden heritage of a debatable drug and the way it permeated British culture.The writer explores LSD’s use through the scientific career in treating various mental and psychological difficulties. whilst, The Ministry of Defence believed they have been near to harnessing LSD as a battlefield incapacitation drug which might let wars to be gained with out dying. yet LSD’s attractiveness rose with its use one of the British counterculture, from the Fifties beatniks via to the overdue 80s acid condominium events. At its top, while it was once criminal, LSD affected the lives and philosophies of important members (politicians, scientists, writers, educators, entertainers, artists, newshounds) in addition to traditional humans for stable and undesirable. This ebook is the 1st to discover LSD’s striking impression on British tradition and society.

Andy Roberts is a characteristic author for the Fortean occasions journal. he's the writer of thirteen books and is a specialist to the BBC. He lives in Flintshire, North Wales.

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