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Acid Dreams: The CIA, LSD and the Sixties Rebellion

Acid Dreams: The CIA, LSD and the Sixties Rebellion

The CIA became obsessed with LSD as an espionage weapon during the early 1950s and launched a massive covert research program, in which countless unwitting citizens were used as guinea pigs. Though the CIA was intent on keeping the drug to itself, it ultimately couldn't prevent it from spreading into the popular culture; here LSD had a profound impact and helped spawn a political and social upheaval that changed the face of America.

Introduction: Whose Worlds Are These?

Part One. The Roots of Psychedelia

Chapter 1. In The Beginning There Was Madness...

Chapter 2. Psychedelic Pioneers

Chapter 3. Under The Mushroom, Over The Rainbow

Chapter 4. Preaching LSD

Chapter 5. The All-American Trip

Part Two. Acid for the Masses

Chapter 6. From Hip To Hippie

Chapter 7. The Capital Of Forever

Chapter 8. Peaking In Babylon

Chapter 9. Season Of The Witch

Chapter 10. What A Field Day For The Heat