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Poisoner in chief : Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA search for mind control, Stephen Kinzer

Label
Poisoner in chief : Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA search for mind control
Title
Poisoner in chief
Title remainder
Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA search for mind control
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Kinzer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The bestselling author of All the Shah's Men and The Brothers tells the astonishing story of the man who oversaw the CIA's secret medical experiments of the 1950s and '60s. The visionary chemist Sidney Gottlieb was the CIA's master magician and gentlehearted torturer-the agency's "poisoner in chief." As head of the MK-ULTRA mind control project, he directed brutal experiments at secret prisons on three continents. He made pills, powders, and potions that could kill or maim without a trace-including some intended for Fidel Castro and other foreign leaders. He paid prostitutes to lure clients to CIA-run bordellos, where they were secretly dosed with mind-altering drugs. His experiments spread LSD across the United States, making him a hidden godfather of the 1960s counterculture. For years he was the chief supplier of spy tools used by CIA officers around the world. Stephen Kinzer, author of groundbreaking books about U.S. clandestine operations, draws on new documentary research and original interviews to bring to life one of the most powerful unknown Americans of the twentieth century. Gottlieb's reckless experiments on "expendable" human subjects destroyed many lives, yet he considered himself deeply spiritual. He lived in a remote cabin without running water, meditated, and rose before dawn to milk his goats. During his twenty-two years at the CIA, Gottlieb worked in the deepest secrecy. Only since his death has it become possible to piece together his astonishing career at the intersection of extreme science and covert action. Poisoner in Chief reveals him as a clandestine conjurer on an epic scale
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kinzer, Stephen
Dewey number
  • 327.12730092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
JK486.I6
LC item number
K56 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gottlieb, Sidney
  • Project MKULTRA
  • United States
  • Project MKULTRA
  • United States
  • Brainwashing
  • Hallucinogenic drugs
  • LSD (Drug)
  • Brainwashing
  • Hallucinogenic drugs
  • LSD (Drug)
  • United States
Label
Poisoner in chief : Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA search for mind control, Stephen Kinzer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I needed more of a challenge -- Dirty business -- Willing and unwilling subjects -- The secret that was going to unlock the universe -- Abolishing consciousness -- Any effort to tamper with this project, MK-ULTRA, is not permitted -- Fell or jumped -- Operation midnight climax -- The divine mushroom -- Health alteration committee -- We must always remember to thank the CIA -- Let this die with us -- Some of our people were out of control in those days -- I feel victimized -- If Gottlieb is found guilty, it would be a real first -- You never can know what he was
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
354 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781250140432
Lccn
2019007076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1089258836
  • 1849932
  • (OCoLC)on1089258836
Label
Poisoner in chief : Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA search for mind control, Stephen Kinzer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I needed more of a challenge -- Dirty business -- Willing and unwilling subjects -- The secret that was going to unlock the universe -- Abolishing consciousness -- Any effort to tamper with this project, MK-ULTRA, is not permitted -- Fell or jumped -- Operation midnight climax -- The divine mushroom -- Health alteration committee -- We must always remember to thank the CIA -- Let this die with us -- Some of our people were out of control in those days -- I feel victimized -- If Gottlieb is found guilty, it would be a real first -- You never can know what he was
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
354 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781250140432
Lccn
2019007076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1089258836
  • 1849932
  • (OCoLC)on1089258836

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