Hep-Cats, Narcs and Pipe Dreams: A History of America's Romance With Illegal Drugs

Jill Jones

A far-reaching study of drug abuse and addiction and their cultural ramifications, from the early days when heroin and cocaine were available at the corner drugstore (sans script) to the time the Pure Food and Drug and Harrison acts put an end to the fun. Examines the birth of bebop music and the changes wrought in poetry, writing and art through all forms of dope. Insightful writings by and about William Burroughs, Henry Miller, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg and many others. MW

Publisher: Scribner
Hardback: 510 pages