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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
by Tom Wolfe




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One of the most essential works on the 1960s counterculture, Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Test ushered in an era of New Journalism.

This is the seminal work on the hippie culture, a report on what it was like to follow along with Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters as they launched the Transcontinental Bus Tour from the West Coast to New York, all while introducing acid (then legal) to hundreds of like-minded folks, staging impromptu jam sessions, dodging the Feds, and meeting some of the most revolutionary figures of the day.

An American classic (Newsweek) that defined a generation. An astonishing book (The New York Times Book Review) and an unflinching portrait of Ken Kesey, his Merry Pranksters, LSD, and the psychedelic 1960s.

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Overview

One of the most essential works on the 1960s counterculture, Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Test ushered in an era of New Journalism.

This is the seminal work on the hippie culture, a report on what it was like to follow along with Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters as they launched the Transcontinental Bus Tour from the West Coast to New York, all while introducing acid (then legal) to hundreds of like-minded folks, staging impromptu jam sessions, dodging the Feds, and meeting some of the most revolutionary figures of the day.

An American classic (Newsweek) that defined a generation. An astonishing book (The New York Times Book Review) and an unflinching portrait of Ken Kesey, his Merry Pranksters, LSD, and the psychedelic 1960s.


 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780312427597
  • ISBN-10: 031242759X
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: August 2008
  • Page Count: 416
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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