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Author Streatfeild, Dominic.

Title Brainwash : the secret history of mind control / Dominic Streatfeild.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  153.853 ST83    DUE 08-22-23 Billed
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  153.85 STREATFEILD    Check Shelf
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 418 pages ; 25 cm
Note Originally published: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2006.
"Thomas Dunne Books."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-406) and index.
Contents 1. Brain warfare -- 2. Truth drugs -- 3. Eating the flesh of God -- 4. In the black room -- 5. Building the Manchurian candidate -- 6. 'Do it' : James, Ray and the depth men -- 7. Sleep -- 8. Jesus loves you -- 9. Believing the impossible -- 10. The monster plot -- Epilogue : 'Truth. In the shortest possible time.'
Summary What would it take to turn you into a suicide bomber? How would you interrogate a member of Al Qaeda? With access to formerly classified documentation and interviews from the CIA, the U.S. Army, MI5, MI6, and the British Intelligence Corps, acclaimed journalist Dominic Streatfeild traces the history of the worldʼs most secret psychological procedure. From the cold war to the height of todayʼs war on terror, groups as dissimilar as armies, religious cults, and advertising agencies have been accused of brainwashing. But what does this mean? Is it possible to erase memories or to implant them artificially? Do heavy-metal records contain subliminal messages? Do religious cults brainwash recruits? What were the CIA and MI6 doing with LSD in the 1950s? How far have the worldʼs militaries really gone? From the author of the definitive history of cocaine, Brainwash is required reading in an era of cutting-edge and often controversial interrogation practices. More than just an examination of the techniques used by the CIA, the KGB, and the Taliban, it is also a gripping, full history of the heated efforts to master the elusive, secret techniques of mind control.
Includes information on amnesia, ARTICHOKE project, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), hypnosis, hallucinogens, interrogation, LSD, MKULTRA project, satanic ritual abuse, sensory deprivation, sleep, suicide, truth drugs, Unification Church, etc.
Subject Brainwashing.
Brainwashing -- History.
Psychological warfare -- Case studies.
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