The Most Dangerous Man in America

Apr 2, 2018

Richard Nixon was obsessed with the Timothy Leary, and for 28 months, conducted a global manhunt for the “Fugitive King of LSD.” Monday, author Bill Minutaglio joins us to tell their story.

Monday, we’re talking about Richard Nixon’s obsession with the person he dubbed “the most dangerous man in America.” Timothy Leary was serving a 10-year prison term - for possession of two marijuana cigarettes - when he broke out. Leary’s goal was no less than the overthrow of the U.S. government, and his drug-fueled escapades made him the perfect scapegoat for Nixon. The result was a global manhunt for the bungling, “Fugitive King of LSD.” Author Bill Minutaglio joins us to tell the story.

Bill Minutaglio is co-author, along with Steven L. Davis, of The Most Dangerous Man in America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon, and the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD. [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible]