Download e-book for kindle: Albion Dreaming: A Popular History of LSD in Britain by Andy Roberts

By Andy Roberts

ISBN-10: 9814382167

ISBN-13: 9789814382168

Opposite to renowned trust, LSD is far extra attached to Britain than it's to america. This enticing booklet appears on the use of LSD in British society, from its arrival in 1952 to the current day. It offers a hidden background of a arguable drug and the way it permeated British culture.The writer explores LSD’s use through 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 permit wars to be gained with out death. yet LSD’s acceptance rose with its use one of the British counterculture, from the Fifties beatniks via to the overdue 80s acid condominium events. At its top, whilst it was once criminal, LSD affected the lives and philosophies of vital members (politicians, scientists, writers, educators, entertainers, artists, reporters) in addition to traditional humans for stable and undesirable. This publication is the 1st to discover LSD’s outstanding impression on British tradition and society.

Andy Roberts is a characteristic author for the Fortean occasions 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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