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Journey into Madness: The True Story of Secret CIA Mind Control & Medical Abuse

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Perspectives: A Note to the Reader
Doctors of Terror
Madness Network
Sowing the Seed
Beyond All Reason
Ultimate Weapons
Chamber of Horrors
Unquiet Minds
Edge of Darkness
Madness, Madness
Oath Breakers
Devil Seekers
Onward, Ever Onward
Shaping the Future
War on All Fronts
For the Moment
Hardcover, 398 pages
Published May 1st 1989 by Bantam Books (NYC et al.) (first published December 10th 1987)
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Erik Graff
Jan 01, 2014 Erik Graff rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Gordon Thomas is a journalist, not an historian. As might be expected, his Journey into Madness reads well, but hasn't the structure and organized detail one would expect of a history. Instead of an exhaustive overview of what is known of CIA forays into trying to psychologically control people, Thomas gives snapshots of particular events and persons, affording a general sense of just how pernicious and influential our CIA has been in the modern medical history of torture.

Thomas frames his book
Having had a girlfriend in the early 70s whose brother was a conscientious objector, I knew of army experiments with mind altering drugs way back then. This book takes us back even further into the post-Korean War nexus of Cold Warriors in the intelligence and psychiatric communities. I had run across the name of one of these spook shrinks before in a research paper I wrote back then, but I learned, to my horror, a great deal more about him in this book. The book is quite dated, I think, but (a) ...more
I really like it this book. I took it in a bookstore just because the title sounded interesting. i do not regret my decision. Thomas knows how to tell the story of the experiments of the CIA in the 50's and 60's. He also describe to us the consequences of these experiments. Along with this story Thomas also show us the story of the CIA and some of their top agents and what happen with them. Is very interesting to see how all the stories that at the beginning did not seem so related start to make ...more
The sad truth about what we (the U.S.) did (mostly in Canada) to innocent people - and none of it is conspiracy stuff!
En este trabajo Gordon ha realizado una cruda denuncia del uso de la psiquiatría en el espionaje y en concreto, del papel de los expertos de la CIA que en épocas recientes se vieron envueltos en un programa de investigación en el área de la tortura sicológica a través de la aplicación de métodos tan terribles como el lavado de cerebro, las lobotomias, los electroshocks, el control mental, el aislamiento y otros tormentos inhumanos y degradantes.

Aquí el autor da a conocer de primera mano un testi
The chilling story of Ewen Cameron who at the time served as president of the World Psychiatric Association as well as both the American and Canadian Psychological Associations while conducting his so-called 'psychic driving'
experiments, aimed at realizing effective mind control techniques at Allen Memorial Institute in Montreal, under the direct control of Allen Dulles' CIA funded MK Ultra program.
April (The Steadfast Reader)
Excellent book outlining medical abuse not only of the CIA, but major terrorist organizations and many foriegn governments. It makes me shiver to think of Guantanomo which is much more recent. The book was published in 1989, making it a little dated, but I still thing fiercely relevant.
Chuck White
Have you ever wondered if our government can really be as dirty as some make it out to be? Well, in another time atleast certain parts of our government has been. This book is an eye opener and a good read.
The concept behind this book was great, but the writing is extremely dry. I couldn't finish it because it was like trying to eat sand.
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Gordon Thomas (born 1933) is a Welsh author who has written more than fifty books.
Thomas was born in Wales, in a cemetery keeper's cottage where his grandmother lived. He had his first story published at nine years old in a Boy's Own Paper competition. With his father in the RAF, he traveled widely and was educated at the Cairo High School, the Maritz Brothers (in Port Elizabeth, South Africa) and
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