First released in 1984, this book became an instant bestseller, and later on, a cult classic. Now updated and containing new material, it tells a brilliantly researched story of a group of idealists fascinated by the potential of LSD to improve the quality of life. Called a hippie mafia by police, The Brotherhood of Eternal Love came to symbolize the rise of LSD, the growth of the psychedelic movement, and the heady, optimistic, revolutionary days of the 1960s.
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Stewart Tendler is the crime reporter for the Sunday Times. David May was previously a journalist and is now working for the BBC in corporate communications.From Publishers Weekly:
This is a reprint of the authors' 1984 exploration of the drug underground of the 1960s, which has become known as a classic in its field. Crime reporter Tendler and journalist May combined to produce one of the first extensive and in-depth histories of LSD, from its discovery by Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman in 1943, through various efforts by the CIA in the 1950s in their search for the ultimate truth serum, through its manufacture and distribution into the Hippie communities of the 1960s by psychedelic supporters such as Augustus Owsley III, Grateful Dead-patron and master drug manufacturer. But while the media of the time focused on Timothy Leary as the main proponent of LSD, Tendler and May focus on the real key players: The Brotherhood of Eternal Love, a group of young drifters based in Laguna Beach, Calif., who started out as "missionaries" spreading the gospel of altered consciousness into big-business drug distributors who by the mid-1970s had reaped "$200 million through an estimated membership of 750 people." Through solid reporting-and including new material and interviews-the authors chart the Brotherhood's expansion from California to Hawaii to Afghanistan, and its pursuit by international narcotics police, in what still remains a great combination of social history and true crime suspense.
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Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR002460859
Descripción PANTHER/GRANADA PUB., LONDON, ENGLAND, 1984. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: VG. 1ST. usual tanning to pages, clean copy. Nº de ref. de la librería 006102