1968: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Author: Tom Wolfe
A journalistic rendering of the adventures of the adventures of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, as they crossed the United States in Further, a psychedelic school bus figuratively fueled by LSD. Upon their return to California the group participated in the ‘acid tests,’ where hundreds of individuals are introduced to LSD and the Grateful Dead. The cultural consequences of this congregation of freaks continues in the manifestation of raves, Rainbow Gatherings, and Burning Man Festivals.
This book documents some of the seminal events and individuals inextricably linked to mid-60s psychedelia in a fast-paced and accessible style.