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Don Lattin's Reviews

Reviews of Don’s Work

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Dec.09.2010
Published by Booklist Magazine
This would be a terrific social history of a fascinating historical period even if it didn’t star some of the most important influences on today’s culture. But Andrew Weil remains...
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Dec.10.2009
Published by Publisher's Weekly
It’s hard for folks who didn’t live through the 1960s to imagine what it was like to live in a drug and sex-soaked culture, one where traditional values were drowned in a rush of...
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Dec.17.2009
Published by Shelf Awareness Review
Aldous Huxley was a major inspiration for the four men Don Lattin profiles in this lively retelling of the start of America's romance with hallucinogenic drugs. In its day, Huxley...
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Dec.15.2009
Published by Monterey County Weekly
Drugs, sex and rock ‘n’ roll – it seemed like such a good idea at the time, at least to some of us. But like most slogans (with the possible exception of giving peace a chance,...
Jesus Freaks
Oct.21.2007
Published by San Francisco Chronicle
Jesus Freaks is an impressive feat of investigative history, bringing to light the warped worldview and abusive sexual and disciplinary practices of a deluded secret society.