Collection: Stephen Griffin Collection >> Timothy Leary : a biography / Robert Greenfield.
Timothy Leary :
a biography /
|Main Creator:||Greenfield, Robert.|
The first major biography of one of the most controversial figures in postwar America. To a generation in full revolt against any form of authority, "Tune in, turn on, drop out" became a mantra, and its popularizer, Dr. Timothy Leary, a guru. A charismatic and brilliant psychologist, Leary became first intrigued and then obsessed by the effects of psychedelic drugs in the 1960s while teaching at Harvard, where he not only encouraged but instituted their experimental use among students and faculty. What began as research into human consciousness turned into a mission to alter consciousness itself. Leary transformed himself from serious social scientist into counterculture shaman, embodying the idealism and the hedonism of an age of revolutionary change.--Publisher description.
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Orlando : Harcourt, Inc., c2006.
"A James H. Silberman Book."
Dust jacket available. See entry for [Miscellaneous dust jackets removed from Stephen Griffin Collection items] in the NLI catalogue.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Books and monographs by Timothy Leary": p. .
Physical description: 689 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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