Book: Poisoner in Chief


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 drug and mind-control experiments of the 1950s and ’60s.

  • Author : Stephen Kinzer
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release : 10 September 2019
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 13 : 9781250140449

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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 drug and mind-control 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.

Book: Poisoner in Chief


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 drug and mind-control experiments of the 1950s and ’60s.

  • Author : Stephen Kinzer
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release : 10 November 2020
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 13 : 1250762626

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Book: The Poisoner s Handbook


Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, The Poisoner's Handbook is "a vicious, page-turning story that reads more like Raymond Chandler than Madame Curie." —The New York Observer “The Poisoner’s ...

  • Author : Deborah Blum
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 25 January 2011
  • Category: Medical
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 13 : 9781101524893

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Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, The Poisoner's Handbook is "a vicious, page-turning story that reads more like Raymond Chandler than Madame Curie"—The New York Observer A fascinating Jazz Age tale of chemistry and detection, poison and murder, The Poisoner's Handbook is a page-turning account of a forgotten era. In early twentieth-century New York, poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Science had no place in the Tammany Hall-controlled coroner's office, and corruption ran rampant. However, with the appointment of chief medical examiner Charles Norris in 1918, the poison game changed forever. Together with toxicologist Alexander Gettler, the duo set the justice system on fire with their trailblazing scientific detective work, triumphing over seemingly unbeatable odds to become the pioneers of forensic chemistry and the gatekeepers of justice. In 2014, PBS's AMERICAN EXPERIENCE released a film based on The Poisoner's Handbook.

Book: The Brothers John Foster Dulles Allen Dulles and Their Secret World War


In this book, Stephen Kinzer places their extraordinary lives against the background of American culture and history. He uses the framework of biography to ask: Why does the United States behave as it does in the world?

  • Author : Stephen Kinzer
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 01 October 2013
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 13 : 9781429953528

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A joint biography of John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, who led the United States into an unseen war that decisively shaped today's world During the 1950s, when the Cold War was at its peak, two immensely powerful brothers led the United States into a series of foreign adventures whose effects are still shaking the world. John Foster Dulles was secretary of state while his brother, Allen Dulles, was director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In this book, Stephen Kinzer places their extraordinary lives against the background of American culture and history. He uses the framework of biography to ask: Why does the United States behave as it does in the world? The Brothers explores hidden forces that shape the national psyche, from religious piety to Western movies—many of which are about a noble gunman who cleans up a lawless town by killing bad guys. This is how the Dulles brothers saw themselves, and how many Americans still see their country's role in the world. Propelled by a quintessentially American set of fears and delusions, the Dulles brothers launched violent campaigns against foreign leaders they saw as threats to the United States. These campaigns helped push countries from Guatemala to the Congo into long spirals of violence, led the United States into the Vietnam War, and laid the foundation for decades of hostility between the United States and countries from Cuba to Iran. The story of the Dulles brothers is the story of America. It illuminates and helps explain the modern history of the United States and the world. A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013

Book: Acid Dreams


Provides a social history of how the CIA used the psychedelic drug LSD as a tool of espionage during the early 1950s and tested it on U.S. citizens before it spread into popular culture, in particular the counterculture as represented by ...

  • Author : Martin A. Lee
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release : 31 July 1992
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN 13 : 0802130623

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Provides a social history of how the CIA used the psychedelic drug LSD as a tool of espionage during the early 1950s and tested it on U.S. citizens before it spread into popular culture, in particular the counterculture as represented by Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, Ken Kesey, and others who helped spawn political and social upheaval.

Book: The Poison Squad


Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley set out to ensure food safety. The tasters were recognized for their courage, and became known as the poison squad.

  • Author : Deborah Blum
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Release : 24 September 2019
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 13 : 9780143111122

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Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley set out to ensure food safety. The tasters were recognized for their courage, and became known as the poison squad.

Book: Project MK Ultra and Mind Control Technology


This book includes a compilation of the government’s documentation on MK-Ultra, the CIA’s mind control experimentation on unwitting human subjects; all documentation on this program was ordered destroyed by CIA Director Richard Helms in ...

  • Author : Axel Balthazar
  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Release : 04 May 2017
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 13 : 9781939149848

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Project MK Ultra and Mind Control Technology Book Summary :

People around the world claim to be victims of mind control technology. Medical professionals are quick to marginalize these targeted individuals and diagnose them with mental illness. Unfortunately, most people are oblivious to the historical precedent for the practice of mind control and the patented technology that exists in the field. This book includes a compilation of the government’s documentation on MK-Ultra, the CIA’s mind control experimentation on unwitting human subjects; all documentation on this program was ordered destroyed by CIA Director Richard Helms in 1973, but a cache of records survived and were made public through a Freedom of Information Act request in 1977. It also contains over 150 patents pertaining to a wide variety of subjects: artificial telepathy (voice-to-skull technology), behavior modification through radio frequencies, directed energy weapons, electronic monitoring, implantable nanotechnology, brain wave manipulation, nervous system manipulation, neuroweapons, psychological warfare, satellite terrorism, subliminal messaging, and more. A must-have reference guide for targeted individuals and anyone interested in the subject of mind control technology. The experiments and technology described herein reveal the government’s activities in a variety of fields utilizing an assortment of methodologies. Subjects covered include: Drugs; Hypnosis; Subconscious Isolation; Extrasensory Perception; Victims; Mind Control Technology; Artificial Telepathy; Behavior Modification; Nervous System Manipulation; Mind Manipulation; Mental Monitoring; Directed Energy Weapons; Electronic Surveillance; Implants and Nanotech; Subliminal Messaging; and more.

Book: City of Light City of Poison Murder Magic and the First Police Chief of Paris


Based on court transcripts and Reynie’s compulsive note-taking, Holly Tucker’s engrossing true-crime narrative makes the characters breathe on the page as she follows the police chief into the dark labyrinths of crime-ridden Paris, the ...

  • Author : Holly Tucker
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 21 March 2017
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 13 : 9780393248845

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“Tucker writes with gusto . . . high drama.”—Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review In the late 1600s, Louis XIV assigns Nicolas de la Reynie to bring order to Paris after the brutal deaths of two magistrates. Reynie, pragmatic and fearless, discovers a network of witches, poisoners, and priests whose reach extends all the way to the king’s court at Versailles. Based on court transcripts and Reynie’s compulsive note-taking, Holly Tucker’s engrossing true-crime narrative makes the characters breathe on the page as she follows the police chief into the dark labyrinths of crime-ridden Paris, the halls of royal palaces, secret courtrooms, and torture chambers.

Book: Secrets and Lies


Political Science.

  • Author : Gordon Thomas
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 31 July 2021
  • Category: Biological warfare
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN 13 : PSU:000065269459

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Book: All the Shah s Men


This is the first full-length account of the CIA's coup d'etat in Iran in 1953—a covert operation whose consequences are still with us today.

  • Author : Stephen Kinzer
  • Publisher : Wiley
  • Release : 12 August 2004
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 13 : 0471678783

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This is the first full-length account of the CIA's coup d'etat in Iran in 1953—a covert operation whose consequences are still with us today. Written by a noted New York Times journalist, this book is based on documents about the coup (including some lengthy internal CIA reports) that have now been declassified. Stephen Kinzer's compelling narrative is at once a vital piece of history, a cautionary tale, and a real-life espionage thriller.

Book: Thrice Upon a Marigold


When Princess Poppy, the daughter of Queen Marigold and King Christian of Zandelphia-Beaurivage, is kidnapped by the kingdom's former torturer-in-chief and poisoner-in-chief, a ragtag group sets out to rescue her.

  • Author : Jean Ferris
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 31 July 2021
  • Category: JUVENILE FICTION
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 13 : 9780547738468

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When Princess Poppy, the daughter of Queen Marigold and King Christian of Zandelphia-Beaurivage, is kidnapped by the kingdom's former torturer-in-chief and poisoner-in-chief, a ragtag group sets out to rescue her.