The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312427597

Category: History

Page: 416

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Describes the escapades of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, a drug-saturated group of hippies who get in and out of trouble with the law.

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429961141

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test ushered in an era of New Journalism. "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 1960s.

The Electric Kool-aid Acid Test

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0552993662

Category: Drug addiction

Page: 368

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One of the most essential works on the 1960s counterculture, Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Test 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 out on the "Transcontinental Bus Tour" from the West Coast to New York, all the 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.

Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429961189

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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The phrase radical chic was coined by Tom Wolfe in 1970 when Leonard Bernstein gave a party for the Black Panthers at his duplex apartment on Park Avenue. That incongruous scene is re-created here in high fidelity as is another meeting ground between militant minorities and the liberal white establishment, in Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers.

The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144818195X

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Tom Wolfe's debut collection of essays - a brilliant, form-bending dive into the future of America as it careened through the 1960s In 1965, Tom Wolfe dropped like a bomb onto the American literary scene with his first book, The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, an incandescent panorama of American counter-culture, its dances, bouffant hairdos, customised cars and rock concerts. Capturing the energy of the age in its portraits of Phil Spector, Cassius Clay, Las Vegas and the Nanny Mafia – as well as asking, why do doormen hate Volkswagens? – Wolfe’s flamboyant essay collection remains one of the great, revolutionary landmarks of modern non-fiction. 'Journalism, it is said, is the first draft of history. Nobody exemplifies the dictum better than Wolfe, the cultural observer and social critic par excellence' Daily Telegraph

The Pump House Gang

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553380613

Category: Social Science

Page: 281

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Looking for new forms of status and power, the author travels from La Jolla to London in search of the 1960s subculture's wildest heroes. Reprint.

Acid Christ

Ken Kesey, LSD and the Politics of Ecstasy

Author: Mark Christensen

Publisher: IPG

ISBN: 1936182009

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 449

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From the literary wonder boy to the countercultural guru whose cross-country bus trip inspired The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, this candid biography chronicles the life and times of cultural icon Ken Kesey from the 1960s through the 1980s. Presenting an incisive analysis of the author who described himself as "too young to be a beatnik, and too old to be a hippie," this account conducts a mesmerizing journey from the perspective of Mark Christensen, an eventual member of the Kesey "flock." Featuring interviews with those within his inner circle, this exploration reveals the bestselling author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in his many forms, placing him within the framework of his time, his generation, and the zeitgeist of the psychedelic era.

The Purple Decades

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Vintage Books USA

ISBN: 9780099479369

Category: American essays

Page: 396

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The Purple Decades brings together the author's own selections from his list of critically acclaimed publications, including the best from The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Radical Chic, From Bauhaus to Our House, The Right Stuff and the complete text of Mau-Mauing and the Flak Catchers. An essential introduction to the non-fiction writing of the inventor of New Journalism.

Tom Wolfe

A Critical Companion

Author: Brian Abel Ragen

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313313837

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 193

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Offers an examination of the works of the American author.

Novaja žurnalistika i antologija novoj žurnalistiki

Author: Tom Wolfe,Edward Warren Johnson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330243155

Category: Anthologies

Page: 430

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âe~The hell with it . . . let chaos reign . . . louder music, more wine . . . All the old traditions are exhausted and no new one is yet established. All bets are off! The odds are cancelled! Itâe(tm)s anybodyâe(tm)s ballgame . . . âe(tm) Tom Wolfe introduces and exults in his generationâe(tm)s journalistic talent: Truman Capote inside the mind of a psychotic killer Hunter S. Thompson skunk drunk at the Kentucky Derby Michael Herr dispatching reality from the Vietnam killing fields Rex Reed giving the star treatment to the ageing Ava Gardner As well as Norman Mailer Joe Eszterhas Terry Southern Nicholas Tomalin George Plimpton James Mills Gay Talese Joan Didion and many other legends of tape and typewriter telling it like it is from Warholâe(tm)s Factory to the White House lawn, from the saddle of a Harley to the toughest football team in the US.

The further inquiry

Author: Ken Kesey

Publisher: Viking Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 215

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The head Prankster offers hundreds of photographs and transcripts of key episodes in a re-examination of the legendary adventure of the Merry Pranksters during their 1964 trip across America in a bus called "Further"

Marilyn and Me

Author: Lawrence Schiller

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836536240

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 207

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"Marilyn & Me" is an intimate tale of a legend before her fall and a young photographer on his way to the top. The limited edition monographNsigned by the photographer and numberedNincludes headline-grabbing nudes of the actress to the almost surreal pictures from the day of her funeral, the tragedy of her death hanging heavy in every frame.

Hooking Up

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409018903

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

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In Hooking Up Tom Wolfe ranges from coast to coast, observing the 'lurid carnival actually taking place in the mightiest country on earth in the year 2000' - everything from teenage sexual manners to how genetics and neuroscience are changing the way we regard ourselves. Also included in this collection are some of his most classic and enduring pieces of journalism, and 'Ambush art at Fort Bragg', his fiercely satirical novella about sting TV. Funny, often savagely so, hard-hitting and wise, Wolfe remains a unique master-chronicler of America and its future.

I Am Charlotte Simmons

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409018709

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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A scandalous exploration of elite undergraduate life from the author of The Bonfire of the Vanities Dupont University: the Olympian halls of learning housing the cream of America's youth, the roseate Gothic spires and manicured lawns suffused with tradition... or so it appears to beautiful, brilliant Charlotte Simmons, a sheltered freshman from Sparta, North Carolina, who has come here on a full scholarship. But Charlotte soon learns that for the upper-crust coeds of Dupont, sex, status, and kegs trump academic achievement every time. As Charlotte encounters Dupont's elite, she gains a new, revelatory sense of her own power, that of her difference and of her very innocence. But little does she realise that she will act as a catalyst in all of their lives. ‘A firecracker of a novel... A pyrotechnic delight just as dazzling as The Bonfire of the Vanities’ - Sunday Express

Mother, Brother, Lover

Selected Lyrics

Author: Jarvis Cocker

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571281923

Category: Music

Page: 192

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Jarvis Cocker is widely regarded as one of the most original and memorable lyricists and performers of the last three decades. Here, for the first time, is a selection of sixty-six lyrics, presented with commentary and an introduction by the man himself. In this volume, readers (and Pulp fans) will find such classic Jarvis lyrics as 'Common People', 'Disco 2000', 'Babies', 'This is Hardcore' and 'Do You Remember the First Time?' The selection, assembled by the author, reveals a sensibility that is unmistakeably Jarvis: a sometimes visceral, sometimes everyday take on love, relationships and the things we do to each other when the lights get low. Mother, Brother, Lover takes the reader on a thirty-year tour into the life, art and preoccupations of one of the great British artists of the late twentieth century. Shocking, sharp, clever and funny, it is a beautiful collection of lyrics and commentary.

The Right Stuff

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448181976

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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A wildly vivid and entertaining chronicle of America's manned space program, from the author of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY US ASTRONAUT SCOTT KELLY ‘What is it’ asks Tom Wolfe, ‘that makes a man willing to sit on top of an enormous Roman Candle...and wait for someone to light the fuse?’ Arrogance? Stupidity? Bravery? Courage? Or, simply, that quality we call 'the right stuff'? A monument to the men who battled to beat the Russians into space, The Right Stuff is a voyage into the mythology of the American space program, and a dizzying dive into the sweat, fear, beauty and danger of being on the white-hot edge of history in the making. ‘Tom Wolfe at his very best... Learned, cheeky, risky, touching, tough, compassionate, nostalgic, worshipful, jingoistic...The Right Stuff is superb’ - New York Times Book Review

On the Bus

The Complete Guide to the Legendary Trip of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters and the Birth of the Counterculture

Author: Paul Perry,Ken Babbs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781560251149

Category: Social Science

Page: 195

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The fabled 1964 cross-country bus trip of Ken Kesey & the Merry Pranksters-on a psychedelically painted school bus crammed with amplifiers, cameras, costumes, & assorted contraband as cargo & Beat legend Neal Cassady at the wheel-marked the irreversible end of the "Eisenhower Era," & set an American cultural revolution in motion. On the Bus, by Paul Perry, is a celebration of the unforgettable exploits of the Merry Pranksters, immortalized in Tom Wolfe's bestselling book. In this engrossing popular history, the spirit of the era is captured in a remarkable living chronicle, combining analysis & history with colorful additional narrative by Kesey-sidekick Ken Babbs. It features over 100 never-before-seen photos by Prankster photographer Ron Bevirt, Allen Ginsberg, & others, alongside candid & insightful interviews with participants & leading countercultural figures. In addition to forewords by Hunter S. Thompson, Jerry Garcia, & Ken Kesey, On the Bus features commentary by Ron "Hassler" Bevirt, William S. Burroughs, Malcolm Cowley, Ram Dass, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jerry Garcia, Allen Ginsberg, Wavy Gravy, Denise "Mary Microgram" Kaufmann, Ken Kesey, Steve "Zonker" Lambrecht, Timothy Leary, Gordon Lish, Ed McClanahan, Gurney Norman, Lee Quarnstrom, Robert Stone, & Hunter S. Thompson.

Warrior

An Autobiography

Author: Ariel Sharon,David Chanoff

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743234641

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

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Israel's newest prime minister as of February 6, 2001, Ariel Sharon is a dynamic and controversial leader. A hero in Israel's wars, perhaps the most daring and successful commander in Israel's extraordinary military history, Sharon has always been a warrior, whether the enemies were hostile Arab nations, terrorists, Time magazine, or rival politicians. The public man is well known -- aggressive in battle, hard-line in politics -- but the private man has always been obscured by Sharon's dazzling career and powerful personality. In this compelling and dramatic auto-biography, the real Sharon appears for the first time: a complex man, a loving father, a figure of courage and compassion. He is a warrior who commands the respect and love of his troops, a visionary, and an uncompromising, ruthless pragmatist. Sharon tells his story with frankness, power, intelligence, and a brilliant gift for detail. Always controversial, he is as outspoken as his friends -- and enemies -- would expect him to be.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Author: Ken Kesey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143129511

Category: FICTION

Page: 304

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"Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a seminal novel of the 1960s. Here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants--a counterculture classic that inspired the 1975 film adaptation, widely considered one of the greatest movies ever made"--

Mauve Gloves and Madmen, Clutter and Vine

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429961228

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 243

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"When are the 1970s going to begin?" ran the joke during the Presidential campaign of 1976. With his own patented combination of serious journalism and dazzling comedy, Tom Wolfe met the question head-on in these rollicking essays in Mauve Gloves and Madmen, Clutter and Vine -- and even provided the 1970s with its name: "The Me Decade."