Speed-Speed-Speedfreak: A Fast History of Amphetamine

Speed-Speed-Speedfreak: A Fast History of Amphetamine

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by Mick Farren
     
 

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Elvis Presley, the Hell’s Angels, Hunter S. Thompson, Truman Capote, the Beatles, Judy Garland, Hank Williams, the Manson Family, Jack Kerouac, Johnny Cash, JFK, and Adolf Hitler. All of the above were, at one time or another, to put it bluntly, speedfreaks.

Speed-Speed-Speedfreak traces the criminal and cultural use of amphetamine and its

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Elvis Presley, the Hell’s Angels, Hunter S. Thompson, Truman Capote, the Beatles, Judy Garland, Hank Williams, the Manson Family, Jack Kerouac, Johnny Cash, JFK, and Adolf Hitler. All of the above were, at one time or another, to put it bluntly, speedfreaks.

Speed-Speed-Speedfreak traces the criminal and cultural use of amphetamine and its growing use through each new and destructive cycle. The book will be printed in rounded pill capsule form, like the vaunted “black beauty” of pharmaceutical history.

Mick Farren is the former lead singer of The Deviants and the author of more than forty books.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936239030
Publisher:
Feral House
Publication date:
08/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,266,102
File size:
1 MB

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Speed-Speed-Speedfreak: A Fast History of Amphetamine (Large Print 16pt) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldnt put this book down! I had been aware of the crystal meth 'epidemic' in the heart of farm country. However, I had no idea that speed had been around since before Prohibition! I was also aware of the growing use of MDMA (X), but I thought that it was a synthasized version of heroin, not amphetamine. It now makes sense to me why it's so popular among ravers. The author also touches on the Ritalin and Adderall usage among children; at times, merely for making children more 'manageble' for the narcisstic grown-ups that my generation have become. There are many other speed-related subjects covered in this book that I simply didnt know were connected to the so-called amphetemine 'epidemic'. For a book with only 150 pages, this one is jam-packed with pertinent information, and very little 'fluff'. Highly recommended to anyone interested in the 'War on Drugs' in general and how it's actually made recreational drug usage more dangerous, and for anyone specifically interested in amphetemines.