Speed-speed-speedfreak

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A stimulating cultural and criminal history wrapped up in a boldly original capsule cover.

ISBN: 9781932595826 Author: Farren, Mick Publisher: Feral House Publication Date: 14th October 2010 Imprint: Feral House Cover: Paperback Dewey: 362.299 (edition:22) Pages: 208 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

Whizz, gooey, pink champagne, base: the recreational and pharmacological use of ‘Speed’, from Amphetamine Sulphate to Crystal Meth is a cultural habit which has existed since the early 1900s. Although considered a cheap and somewhat filthy habit, amphetamines have tempted an array of celebrities, including Elvis Presley, Truman Capote, The Beatles, Jack Kerouac, Johnny Cash, JFK and Adolf Hitler: All were at some point – to be blunt – speedfreaks. Speed-Speed-Speedfreak traces the cultural and criminal use of amphetamine and its unholy growth.

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