By Andy Roberts
Opposite to well known trust, LSD is far extra attached to Britain than it's 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 presents a hidden heritage of a arguable drug and the way it permeated British culture.The writer explores LSD’s use via the clinical occupation in treating quite a few mental and psychological difficulties. even as, The Ministry of Defence believed they have been on the point of harnessing LSD as a battlefield incapacitation drug which might permit wars to be received with out demise. yet LSD’s attractiveness rose with its use one of the British counterculture, from the Nineteen Fifties beatniks via to the overdue 80s acid residence events. At its top, whilst it was once criminal, LSD affected the lives and philosophies of vital members (politicians, scientists, writers, educators, entertainers, artists, newshounds) in addition to usual humans for reliable and undesirable. This e-book is the 1st to discover LSD’s notable impact on British tradition and society.
Andy Roberts is a function author for the Fortean instances journal. he's the writer of thirteen books and is a expert to the BBC. He lives in Flintshire, North Wales.
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Albion Dreaming: A Popular History of LSD in Britain by Andy Roberts