By Harlow G. Unger
Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais used to be an eighteenth-century French inventor, famed playwright, and upstart near-aristocrat within the courtroom of King Louis XVI. In 1776, he conceived an audacious plan to ship reduction to the yankee rebels. What's extra, he confident the king to bankroll the undertaking, and singlehandedly carried it out. by way of war's finish, he had provided Washington's military with so much of its guns and powder, notwithstanding he used to be by no means paid or stated by means of the United States.
To a few, he used to be a rushing hero--a towering mind who kept the yank Revolution. To others, he used to be natural rogue--a double-dealing adventurer who stopped at not anything to boost his repute and fortune. in truth, he was once either, and extra: an consultant to kings, an hands broker, and writer of a few of the main enduring works of the level, together with the wedding of Figaro and The Barber of Seville.
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In 1955 he took LSD for the first time. His works The Doors of Perception (1954) and Heaven and Hell (1956) provided a template for those of the Sixties generation interested in hallucinogens. Huxley and Osmond’s greatest contribution was their correspondence about what to call this new phenomenon. ” 7. I found no record of LSD experiments at UT other than on rats. 8. A on December 6, 1965, two days before they played their debut show. 9. Ken Kesey took a far less controlled and more theatrical approach to spreading the word of LSD than Leary.
Improbable Patriot: The Secret History of Monsieur de Beaumarchais, the French Playwright Who Saved the American Revolution by Harlow G. Unger