I Have America Surrounded:

The Life of Timothy Leary
by John Higgs includes an introduction by Winona Ryder

September 2006 | $24.95 | Hardcover | ISBN: 978-1-56980-315-8

President Nixon called him "the most dangerous man in America" while Terence McKenna believed he "made more people happy than anyone else in history." Few people have been as controversial and divisive as Dr. Timothy Leary. The brilliant behavioral psychologist was fired from Harvard University for his experimentation with psychedelic drugs and responded by persuading millions to "tune in, turn on, and drop out." A salient figure in the hippie movement of the '60s and '70s, Leary lived the life of an insurgent. He escaped from jail in California, fled the U.S. with the help of terrorists, was kidnapped by revolutionaries in Africa, and became entrapped by an exiled arms dealer in Switzerland. Actress Winona Ryder, Leary's goddaughter, described his life as "flat-out epic grandeur," and many would agree that his cultural influence shaped the post-modern, 21st-century world. In this radical biography, John Higgs details Leary's life and discusses the incongruous rationale behind his actions.