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1968 - Mark Kurlansky
1968
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To some, 1968 was the year of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Yet it was also the year of the Martin Luther King, Jr., and Bobby Kennedy assassinations; the riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago; Prague Spring; the antiwar movement and the Tet Offensive; Black Power; the... show more
To some, 1968 was the year of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Yet it was also the year of the Martin Luther King, Jr., and Bobby Kennedy assassinations; the riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago; Prague Spring; the antiwar movement and the Tet Offensive; Black Power; the generation gap; avant-garde theater; the upsurge of the women’s movement; and the beginning of the end for the Soviet Union. In this monumental book, Mark Kurlansky brings to teeming life the cultural and political history of that pivotal year, when television’s influence on global events first became apparent, and spontaneous uprisings occurred simultaneously around the world. Encompassing the diverse realms of youth and music, politics and war, economics and the media, 1968 shows how twelve volatile months transformed who we were as a people–and led us to where we are today.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780345471918 (0345471911)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Edition language: English
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Kimber Frantz
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4.0 1968
I thought this book did a really good job of covering the events that occured in and around the year 1968 that were pivotal in many ways. My only beef with it is that I couldn't figure out the pattern or order to the relation of the facts. It wasn't chronological or geographical, and seemed random. ...
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