Tripped: Nazi Germany, the CIA, and the Dawn of the Psychedelic Age

Ohler, Norman


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First used as a drug capable of treating mental illnesses, then as a ‘truth serum’ by the CIA, Tripped reveals how the fortuitous discovery of LSD in April 1943 led to a mass exploitation of this promising hallucinogen.

Using archival material, Norman Ohler brings to light the often misguided interaction between scientific research, state authorities and hedonistic drug culture that shaped drug policy in the twentieth century. With a cast of characters ranging from Albert Hofmann to the Federal Bureau of Narcotics; Richard Nixon and Elvis Presley; and Aldous Huxley and John Lennon, this is Ohler at his thrilling, revelatory best.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
Imprint: Atlantic Books UK
Publication date: 04/06/2024

ISBN: 9781805462682 Categories: ,