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Timothy Leary

Activist (22-Oct-1920 — 31-May-1996)


Robert Greenfield. Timothy Leary: A Biography. Orlando, FL: Harcourt. 2006. 704pp.

John Higgs. I Have America Surrounded: The Life of Timothy Leary. Barricade Books. 2006. 306pp.

Don Lattin. The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America. Harper Collins. 2010. 256pp.

Timothy Leary. Flashbacks: An Autobiography. J. P. Tarcher. 1983. 395pp.

Peter O. Whitmer; Bruce Van Wyngarden. Aquarius Revisited: Seven Who Created the Sixties Counterculture That Changed America. New York: Macmillan. 1987. 260pp. The seven are: William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary, Norman Mailer, Tom Robbins, and Hunter S. Thompson.


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  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.407)

  8. Current Biography, 1970 Yearbook (pp.244-47)

  9. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.292)

  10. Public Intellectuals: A Study in Decline (p.200)

  11. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.3, pp.112-14)

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