TURNED ON. The Friede-Crenshaw Case

Author: Schaap (Dick)
Year: 1967
Publisher: NAL
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: Vg/G+
Price: 7.00
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Hardback. In the early hours of a freezing morning in February 1966, a New York City policeman opened the boot of a rented red Chevrolet in search of heroin, and discovered instead the dead body of an attractive 19yr. old girl. Her name was Celeste Crenshaw, and her arms were tracked with needle scars. Her 25yr. old boyfriend, Robert Friede, heir to one of America's vast fortunes, had been found at the driver's wheel, his blue eyes dazed by heroin. With this chilling glimpse into the emerging and expanding drug society of the wealthy and the privileged, the author begins a harrowing study of an ultimate drug case - a study that goes far beyond the specific case, that leads deep into the turned-on-world. He tells the grim story of 2 young people from comfortable homes and proud families who descended into the special realm of pep pills and goofballs, marijuana and hashish, LSD and heroin. And he examines a whole generation of rebels, driven to drugs by a strange mixture of hedonism and self-destructiveness. A book which vividly captures the drug scene of the time. Sketches by Susan Hand. 238pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Vg. in G+ dw. which has small piece missing from fr. cover.

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