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Streatfeild (Cocaine: An Unauthorized Biography), a documentary film producer and writer hailing from London, examines the many different brainwashing techniques utilized by governments, religions, and other groups throughout history. Among the topics he discusses are truth drugs (via chemical use), "eating the flesh of God" (psychedelic mushrooms), "hooding," advertising, music, sensory deprivation, hypnosis, and the Unification Church. Streatfeild puts particular emphasis on the role of the CIA, especially its attempt to develop various types of truth serums. People expecting or hoping to learn how to brainwash someone will be disappointed in this book. But those interested in the more arcane historical aspects of brainwashing techniques will be pleased with the abundance of historical examples it provides. Recommended for specialized history collections.