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

By Andy Roberts

ISBN-10: 9814382167

ISBN-13: 9789814382168

Opposite to renowned trust, LSD is far extra hooked up to Britain than it really is to the us. This attractive ebook seems to be on the use of LSD in British society, from its arrival in 1952 to the current day. It presents a hidden background of a debatable drug and the way it permeated British culture.The writer explores LSD’s use by way of the scientific career in treating quite a few mental and psychological difficulties. while, The Ministry of Defence believed they have been close to harnessing LSD as a battlefield incapacitation drug which might permit wars to be received with no dying. yet LSD’s attractiveness rose with its use one of the British counterculture, from the Nineteen Fifties beatniks via to the past due 80s acid condominium events. At its peak, whilst it used to be felony, LSD affected the lives and philosophies of vital members (politicians, scientists, writers, educators, entertainers, artists, newshounds) in addition to traditional humans for strong and undesirable. This booklet is the 1st to discover LSD’s awesome impact on British tradition and society.

Andy Roberts is a characteristic author for the Fortean instances 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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