Quick Book Review: “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon, and the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD” by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis
A very interesting, very detailed account of the 28 months that LSD guru was on the run after escaping from jail on a ridiculous drug charge. President Nixon labeled Leary “the most dangerous man in America” and was absolutely desperate to see him recaptured and brought to justice. Fascinating stories about the jailbreak, his escape to Algeria and his joining forces with Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver, the enormous amount of LSD, pot, and hashish that he consumed while on the run, the crazy wives and girlfriends, Nixon’s and the CIA’s obsessive henchmen, and lots more. A very enjoyable read.