A New Allen's List - Merry Pranksters and The Grateful Dead Books from a journey across America with artists, beatniks and writers
Perhaps in 1964, if you are old enough; you heard about a bus painted in psychedelic colors named Furthur being driven across the country by a promising young writer named Ken Kesey. Accompanying him were an assorted group of artists, aging beatniks, writers and just people along for the journey. Back home in California they staged events with a band named The Warlocks. Later they changed their name to the Grateful Dead.
If a smile comes across your face whenever you hear the opening guitar notes to “Uncle John’s Band” or you occasionally wish you could be as rebellious as Randle Patrick McMurphy consider the following books:
DB043173 - Rock Scully - “Living With the Dead: Twenty Years on the Bus with Garcia and the Grateful Dead”
DB056351 - Ken Kesey - “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”
DB060265 - Phil Lesh - “Searching for the Sound: My Life with the Grateful Dead”
DB017327 - Robert Stone - “A Flag for Sunrise”
DB070481 - Stewart Brand - “Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto”
DB083811 - Blair Jackson - “This is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead”
DB015174 - Tom Wolfe - “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test”
Enjoy! - Allen
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