Download e-book for iPad: 1968 in America: Music, Politics, Chaos, Counterculture, and by Charles Kaiser

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By Charles Kaiser

ISBN-10: 0802128033

ISBN-13: 9780802128034

ISBN-10: 1555842429

ISBN-13: 9781555842420

From assassinations to scholar riots, this can be “a wonderfully evocative account of a historical year—a yr of tumult, of trauma, and of tragedy” (Arthur Schlesinger Jr.).
 
within the usa, the Sixties have been a interval of unparalleled swap and upheaval—but the 12 months 1968 specifically sticks out as a dramatic turning aspect. americans witnessed the Tet offensive in Vietnam; the surprising assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy; and the chaos on the Democratic nationwide conference in Chicago. whilst, a tender new release used to be wondering authority like by no means before—and pop culture, specifically track, was once being revolutionized.
 
mostly according to unpublished interviews and documents—including in-depth conversations with Eugene McCarthy and Bob Dylan, between many others, and the overdue Theodore White’s data, to which the writer had sole access—1968 in America is an engaging social heritage, and the definitive examine of a yr whilst not anything should be taken for granted.
 
“Kaiser goals to show not just what occurred through the interval yet what it felt like on the time. Affecting touches deliver again robust stories, together with powerful debts of the impression of the Tet offensive and of the push aroused via Bobby Kennedy’s race for the presidency.” —The ny occasions publication Review

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