Bill Wallace's Reviews > The Most Dangerous Man in America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon and the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD

The Most Dangerous Man in America by Bill Minutaglio
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review

really liked it

A wonderfully lively account of history more amazing than most fiction. Deeply researched and mostly balanced in its view of both parties, this fugitive saga plays like a day-glo Marx brothers movie. The chapters on Leary's exile in Algeria, where Eldridge Cleaver and a bunch of Black Panthers maintain an embassy, are especially mindbending. Contrasted with Leary's crazy, optimistic jaunt across Europe and the East, we see Tricky Dick at his maddest, vulgarity and petty criminality with a finger on the Button. The legacies of both Leary and Nixon are worth thinking about, two different faces of a time rapidly vanishing from memory but leaving traces that will linger -- for better or worse -- long after the last of their generations are dust.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Most Dangerous Man in America.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

December 26, 2019 – Started Reading
December 26, 2019 – Shelved
December 29, 2019 – Finished Reading

No comments have been added yet.