By Andy Roberts
Opposite to well known trust, LSD is far extra attached to Britain than it truly is to the united states. This enticing e-book seems to be on the use of LSD in British society, from its arrival in 1952 to the current day. It offers a hidden historical past of a debatable drug and the way it permeated British culture.The writer explores LSD’s use via the scientific career in treating quite a few mental and psychological difficulties. even as, The Ministry of Defence believed they have been close to harnessing LSD as a battlefield incapacitation drug which might let wars to be gained with out dying. yet LSD’s recognition rose with its use one of the British counterculture, from the Fifties beatniks via to the past due 80s acid condo events. At its top, whilst it was once felony, LSD affected the lives and philosophies of important members (politicians, scientists, writers, educators, entertainers, artists, reporters) in addition to usual humans for solid and undesirable. This booklet is the 1st to discover LSD’s notable 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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Albion Dreaming: A Popular History of LSD in Britain by Andy Roberts