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LSD
by Sean Connolly
Publisher:
Heinemann Library 
Year:
2001 
Reviewed by Erowid
4/5/2004

Mediocrity. Uninspired regurgitation with no depth, insight, or references. [ read more ]

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Popular Science Monthly
by J. McKeen Cattell (ed.)
Publisher:
The Science Press 
Year:
1902 
Reviewed by Erowid
3/30/2004

Contains a 1902 article titled “Mescal: A Study of a Divine Plant”, by Havelock Ellis. [ read more ]

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Lands of the Saracen
by Bayard Taylor
Publisher:
Putnam 
Year:
1855 
Reviewed by Erowid
3/30/2004

Contains a chapter titled “The Visions of Hasheesh” as well as sections on Tobacco and coffee. Describes the author’s experiences with these substances while in Damascus. Very interesting and poetic account in travelogue style from 1855. [ read more ]

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Hit Man
by Rex Feral
Publisher:
Paladin Press 
Year:
1983 
Reviewed by Erowid
3/22/2004

An interesting book because of it’s legal history. Ten years after it was originally published, a triple-murder was committed by a man named James Perry who used this book as his guide for the murder. The publisher, Paladin Press, was sued by the family of the victim and eventually settled out of court. They agreed to destroy all remaining copies ... [ read more ]

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Sexual Pharmacology
by Theresa Crenshaw & James Goldberg
Publisher:
W.W. Norton & Co. 
Year:
1996 
Reviewed by Erowid
11/20/2003

This book attempts to take a look at the important topic of the effects of psychoactive drugs on sexual response, reproduction, and other aspects of sexuality. It covers hormone therapies (estrogen, testosterone, etc), recreationally-used psychoactives (alcohol, opioids, etc), and a number of different classifications of pharmaceutical medications. This book is a good start at covering a laudable topic, but the ... [ read more ]

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Peyote and Magic Mushrooms
by Sandra Lee Smith
Publisher:
The Rosen Publishing Group 
Year:
1995 
Reviewed by Erowid
11/14/2003

Oh my god, this is one of the worst psychoactive-related books that I’ve ever seen. If it weren’t sitting here in my hands in hardcover print, I’d assume it was a bad usenet post. The entire book is preachy, uninformed, and filled with errors. It weaves a strange description of peyote, psilocybe mushrooms, and Amanita muscaria mushrooms where the boundaries ... [ read more ]

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LSD The Age of Mind
by Bernard Roseman
Publisher:
Wilshire Book Co 
Year:
1963, 1966 
Reviewed by Erowid
11/2/2003

An interesting historical look at the type of information that was publicly available about psychedelics in the early 1960s. In addition to the main text, it also contains short sections on peyote (and religious freedom issues involved with its use by the Native American Church), mescaline, Amanita muscaria, carbon dioxide (carbogen), glue sniffing and a few more. [ read more ]

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Legalization: A Debate
by Eliot Marshall
Publisher:
Chelsea House 
Year:
1988 
Reviewed by Erowid
9/18/2003

This book takes a reasonably serious look at the debate over drug legalization. Unfortunately, the bias of the authors is quite apparent in the way they look at the debate. Rather than sticking to presenting the various sides of the existing debate, the authors come at the issue from the assumption that legalization is a bad idea and from this ... [ read more ]

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Understanding Marijuana
by Mitch Earleywine
Publisher:
Oxford University Press 
Year:
2002 
Reviewed by Erowid
6/18/2003

A nice overview of the issues and controversy surrounding the use of cannabis. Understanding Marijuana addresses the evidence and current state of knowledge about issues such as cannabis history, gateway effect, impact on thought and memory, subjective effects, pharmacology, physical health effects, medical marijuana, social issues, law and policy, and treatment of problematic cannabis use. Earleywine cites resources and research ... [ read more ]

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Marijuana Alert
by Peggy Mann
Publisher:
McGraw Hill 
Year:
1985 
Reviewed by Erowid
3/24/2003

How can we save the world from the marijuana epidemic? Are we doomed? Marijuana Alert is an overly dramatic and alarmist piece about marijuana. What more can we expect from a book with a foreword by Nancy Reagan. Contains a one-sided look at the some of the research about Cannabis which is only worth perusing if you’re interested specifically in ... [ read more ]

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