2014-04-04

Born in the 60s

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  • Full Title : Born in the 60s
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  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1784043788
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  • Language : English
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Take a stroll down Memory Lane with this wonderful collection of photographs of Britain in the 1960s, a revolutionary decade when the consumer society arrived on every family's doorstep and Swinging London briefly came to be the centre of the world.


2012-02-23

The 60s, A Very Peculiar History

By David Arscott
  • Full Title : The 60s, A Very Peculiar History
  • Author : David Arscott
  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • ISBN Code : 1908759887
  • Pages : 188
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The 60s, A Very Peculiar History' is a nostalgic celebration of those gloriously giddy years. Filled with fascinating trivia and quirky facts about the Swinging Sixties, David Arscott uniquely explores what made the sixties so different and how the decade has influenced the world today. From a timeline of pivotal historical world events to examining London, 'a city steeped in tradition, seized by change and liberated by affluence', as well as memorable fashions, food, film and music of the decade. Written by an author who was there and does remember it, 'The 60s, A Very Peculiar History' will delight readers young and old.


1994-06-22

Leaders from the 1960s: A Biographical Sourcebook of American Activism

By David De Leon
  • Full Title : Leaders from the 1960s: A Biographical Sourcebook of American Activism
  • Author : David De Leon
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN Code : 0313029172
  • Pages : 632
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The throngs at Woodstock, Jane Fonda in Hanoi, I Have a Dream, burning draft cards, fire in the streets--these images of the 1960s are still very much alive today. What happened to the people and principles that dominated that decade? Which leaders from those turbulent years had the most lasting effect on our lives today? How well have the principles for which those leaders fought so strongly withstood the test of time? This thought-provoking biographical dictionary allows the reader to study the leaders, both conservative and liberal, their ideals, and their enduring influence. With major sections on racial democracy, peace and freedom, sexuality and gender, the environment, radical culture, and visions of alternative societies, Leaders from the 1960s includes entries on a wide selection of nationally prominent activists of the 1960s. In addition to those who dominated only the sixties, the volume includes earlier activists who came into prominence in the 1960s and activists of the era who came into prominence since the 1960s. Each entry provides a biographical sketch, but the focus of the entries is on the person's basic concepts or the essence of his or her work and the public response it generated. Included are extensive bibliographies on the individuals and the period.


2020-11-16

Reflecting on the 1960s at 50

By Alexander Riley
  • Full Title : Reflecting on the 1960s at 50
  • Author : Alexander Riley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1000216225
  • Pages : 104
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  • Language : English
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Reflecting on the 1960s at 50: A Concise Account of How the 1960s Changed America, for Better and for Worse is a punchy, conversational look at some of the most interesting pieces of cultural and social conflict from the ‘60s, reflected through the lens of our own vantage point today. This approachable, informative volume uses transcripts of public interviews to provide the viewpoints of half a dozen nationally known scholars with long records of writing in scholarly and popular realms. They represent a range of disciplinary and political perspectives from the humanities to the social sciences and from the progressive left to the conservative right. These scholars offer their thoughts on: the place of youth in American society that emerged from the ‘60s the lingering contributions the counterculture made to American institutions and social life the legacy in contemporary America of the struggles over racial disparities in the ‘60s the ways in which the revolution of sexual mores and relations of that decade have affected marriage and family today the war in Vietnam and its effects on contemporary views of America’s military power and responsibility in the world the evolution of American state power and administration that was energized by Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. This book will be of interest to students of American history and the history and politics of the 1960s as well as sociologists. It searches for meaning in a period that made major contributions to the shape of America as a country.


2007-11-06

Boom!

By Tom Brokaw
  • Full Title : Boom!
  • Author : Tom Brokaw
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1588366472
  • Pages : 688
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In The Greatest Generation, his landmark bestseller, Tom Brokaw eloquently evoked for America what it meant to come of age during the Great Depression and the Second World War. Now, in Boom!, one of America’s premier journalists gives us an epic portrait of another defining era in America as he brings to life the tumultuous Sixties, a fault line in American history. The voices and stories of both famous people and ordinary citizens come together as Brokaw takes us on a memorable journey through a remarkable time, exploring how individual lives and the national mindset were affected by a controversial era and showing how the aftershocks of the Sixties continue to resound in our lives today. In the reflections of a generation, Brokaw also discovers lessons that might guide us in the years ahead. Boom! One minute it was Ike and the man in the grey flannel suit, and the next minute it was time to “turn on, tune in, drop out.” While Americans were walking on the moon, Americans were dying in Vietnam. Nothing was beyond question, and there were far fewer answers than before. Published as the fortieth anniversary of 1968 approaches, Boom! gives us what Brokaw sees as a virtual reunion of some members of “the class of ’68,” offering wise and moving reflections and frank personal remembrances about people’s lives during a time of high ideals and profound social, political, and individual change. What were the gains, what were the losses? Who were the winners, who were the losers? As they look back decades later, what do members of the Sixties generation think really mattered in that tumultuous time, and what will have meaning going forward? Race, war, politics, feminism, popular culture, and music are all explored here, and we learn from a wide range of people about their lives. Tom Brokaw explores how members of this generation have gone on to bring activism and a Sixties mindset into individual entrepreneurship today. We hear stories of how this formative decade has led to a recalibrated perspective–on business, the environment, politics, family, our national existence. Remarkable in its insights, profoundly moving, wonderfully written and reported, this revealing portrait of a generation and of an era, and of the impact of the 1960s on our lives today, lets us be present at this reunion ourselves, and join in these frank conversations about America then, now, and tomorrow.


2011-06-07

What Can I Say? I'm a Product of the 60'S.

By Anne Stuart Welch
  • Full Title : What Can I Say? I'm a Product of the 60'S.
  • Author : Anne Stuart Welch
  • Publisher : Author House
  • ISBN Code : 1456767224
  • Pages : 160
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  • Language : English
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A must read for the first of the Baby Boomers born in 1946 and how the influences of living and maturing in this, the greatest decade in the world, changed the attitudes of the entire world. What Can I Say? I'm A Product of the 60's is a statement of fact, a way of life, a state of mind and the identity of a generation. We also began the major movements of the sexual and social revoloutions of the last century..Us Boomers challenged the establishment, marched for the rights of all people, defied an unnecessary war and and lead the way for the open minded thinking for future generations. .


2019-08-31

Daily Life in the 1960s Counterculture

By Jim Willis
  • Full Title : Daily Life in the 1960s Counterculture
  • Author : Jim Willis
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN Code : 1440859019
  • Pages : 226
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book looks at daily life during a pivotal decade in American history: the 1960s. It covers the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement as well as counterculture and protest movements. • Explains how political issues became personal threats to millions of Americans in the 1960s • Recounts the birth of the 1960s civil rights movement in America • Shows the roles that 1960s film, television, and music played in the lives of Americans • Provides an understanding of the sexual revolution that began in the 1960s • Offers readers with a firsthand look at the ideas that spurred people to action in the 1960s through primary source selections


2015-10-06

A Cultural History of the Radical Sixties in the San Francisco Bay Area

By Anthony Ashbolt
  • Full Title : A Cultural History of the Radical Sixties in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Author : Anthony Ashbolt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 131732188X
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The San Francisco Bay Area was a meeting point for radical politics and counterculture in the 1960s. Until now there has been little understanding of what made political culture here unique. This work explores the development of a regional culture of radicalism in the Bay Area, one that underpinned both political protest and the counterculture.


2015-11-16

Apple Pie Beds and Eggy Bread

By Diane M Langdon
  • Full Title : Apple Pie Beds and Eggy Bread
  • Author : Diane M Langdon
  • Publisher : Mereo Books, mereobook, mereobooks
  • ISBN Code : 1861515103
  • Pages : 232
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  • Language : English
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Many of us look back on our schooldays with loathing, but not Diane Langdon. Her years at Fyfield County Boarding School inÿEssex were among the happiest of her life, and in this book she explains why, from the pranks and the (occasional) punishments to the various subjects and the teachers who taught them (good and not so good), the formidable Matron and the fun and comradeship of school life. ?I hope some parents who read this understand that it was neither cruel nor thoughtless to ?pack your child off to boarding school?. It was in fact a privilege and the opportunity of a lifetime? It has given me very happy memories and friendships to treasure all my life.?ÿ


2007-03-20

How to Raise an American

By Myrna Blyth,Chriss Winston
  • Full Title : How to Raise an American
  • Author : Myrna Blyth,Chriss Winston
  • Publisher : Crown Forum
  • ISBN Code : 030739378X
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Do you love America? Are you proud to call this country your home? Now, what about your kids? You want them to love America as much as you do, but when popular culture tells them it’s cooler to bash this country than to love it, how can you teach them to be proud and loyal citizens? As mothers themselves, bestselling author Myrna Blyth and former presidential speechwriter Chriss Winston have struggled with the same dilemma. Shocked by the growing patriotism gap, they set out to create a real-world resource all parents can use to teach their kids about the greatness of America’s past, the promise of its future, and the important role each of us plays in this democracy. How to Raise an American shows you how to make patriotism a priority without it becoming a chore for you or your kids. This practical guide offers tips, games, activities, quizzes, and information you can use to make patriotism part of your family’s daily life, including: - 60-Minute Solutions that easily and seamlessly instill a love of this country - Dinner Table Debate topics that will have the whole family talking - Road trip ideas that bring America’s history to life - Books and movies that exemplify our shared ideals - Inspiring stories of American courage, honor, and ingenuity - Fun and educational ways to celebrate American holidays like the Fourth of July and Veterans Day Blyth and Winston consulted prominent historians, academics, military leaders, politicians, au-thors, scholars, film crit ics, and parents around the country to bring you a truly useful guide. Part treatise on patriotism, part American history primer, part civics lesson, this book is the antidote to the virulent America bashing our children hear every day. Inspiring and practical, How to Raise an American is a must for every patriot—parent and child.


2013-07-26

Strange Brew

By Victor Kennedy
  • Full Title : Strange Brew
  • Author : Victor Kennedy
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1443850772
  • Pages : 145
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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“Strange Brew” is the title of a 1967 hit song from Cream’s album Disraeli Gears, which featured the most psychedelic cover art ever. The song is what postmodern scholars, influenced by Fredric Jameson, would call a pastiche: its lyrics combine images of love, witchcraft, and getting stoned with a note-for-note rendition of Albert King’s traditional blues song “Oh Pretty Woman.” The song’s title is a metaphor suggesting that words and music can mix to become a kind of magic potion. Strange Brew: Metaphors of Magic and Science in Rock Music traces the evolution of psychedelic music from its roots in rock and roll and the blues to its influence on popular music today, shows how metaphor is used to create the effects of songs and their lyrics, and explores how words and music came together as both a cause and effect of the cultural revolution of the nineteen-sixties.


1999

The Peacemakers

By Jack Cavanaugh
  • Full Title : The Peacemakers
  • Author : Jack Cavanaugh
  • Publisher : David C Cook
  • ISBN Code : 9781564766816
  • Pages : 429
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Against the volatile backdrop of the cultural and political turmoil of the 1960s, the author sets the final chapter of this popular series. How will the 13th generation of the Morgan family in America tackle the challenges of the Vietnam War, hippies, social protest, and assassination?


2017-09-11

Visions of the Future in Comics

By Francesco-Alessio Ursini,,Adnan Mahmutovic,Frank Bramlett
  • Full Title : Visions of the Future in Comics
  • Author : Francesco-Alessio Ursini,,Adnan Mahmutovic,Frank Bramlett
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • ISBN Code : 1476629366
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Across generations and genres, comics have imagined different views of the future, from unattainable utopias to worrisome dystopias. These presaging narratives can be read as reflections of their authors’ (and readers’) hopes, fears and beliefs about the present. This collection of new essays explores the creative processes in comics production that bring plausible futures to the page. The contributors investigate portrayals in different stylistic traditions—manga, bande desinées—from a variety of theoretical perspectives. The picture that emerges documents the elaborate storylines and complex universes comics creators have been crafting for decades.


2016-03-09

Swinging City

By Simon Rycroft
  • Full Title : Swinging City
  • Author : Simon Rycroft
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317047354
  • Pages : 200
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book works with two contrasting imaginings of 1960s London: the one of the excess and comic vacuousness of Swinging London, the other of the radical and experimental cultural politics generated by the city's counterculture. The connections between these two scenes are mapped looking firstly at the spectacular events that shaped post-war London, then at the modernist physical and social reconstruction of the city alongside artistic experiments such as Pop and Op Art. Making extensive use of London's underground press the book then explores the replacement of this seemingly materialistic image with the counterculture of underground London from the mid-1960s. Swinging City develops the argument that these disparate threads cohere around a shared cosmology associated with a new understanding of nature which differently positioned humanity and technology. The book tracks a moment in the historical geography of London during which the city asserts itself as a post-imperial global city. Swinging London it argues, emerged as the product of this recapitalisation, by absorbing avant-garde developments from the provinces and a range of transnational, mainly transatlantic, influences.


2009-09-03

The Virginia Monologues

By Virginia Ironside
  • Full Title : The Virginia Monologues
  • Author : Virginia Ironside
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • ISBN Code : 014193087X
  • Pages : 208
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  • Language : English
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When she started to clock up the years in earnest, everyone tried not to mention it. But now Virginia Ironside is actually sixty-five she can't see what all the fuss was about. It's great to be old. Growing ancient is not a loss but a gain. You're more confident, and if your memory's going, at least you forget the bad times, like all those ghastly men you slept with in the other sixties. And isn't now the time to take lots of drugs, and not just the ones prescribed by the doctor (which are, now you're old, completely free)? There's nothing more fun than comparing your various ailments with other oldies ('I take so many fish oils I'm thinking of joining an aquarium'), curtain-twitching, complaining or (Virginia's preference) just mooching about. From Grandchildren ('The reward for not killing your children'), and Being a Bore ('You're in your anecdotage, so nobody can complain') to Sex ('I don't know about you, but I've had enough sex to last me a lifetime'), Virginia Ironside tackles all the issues that face today's elegant and distinguished oldies with optimism and enthusiasm - and makes you want to cheer!


2008-05-19

Stuck in the Sixties: the Ollie Richards Story

By William A. Grossfield
  • Full Title : Stuck in the Sixties: the Ollie Richards Story
  • Author : William A. Grossfield
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 9781462831449
  • Pages : 150
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Ollie Richards Story: Stuck in the Sixties takes place mainly in the 1960s at Mr. Grossfields college, S.U.N.Y. at New Paltz. It explores the pulse of those confusing and turbulent times and then speeds forward into the next few decades. The book is semi-autobiographical as Mr. Grossfield is viewed as an observer on the sidelines, as the world changes before him. It is a learning experience not only for Mr. Grossfield, but for the reader as well.


2013-06-17

Internet and Surveillance

By Christian Fuchs,Kees Boersma,Anders Albrechtslund,Marisol Sandoval
  • Full Title : Internet and Surveillance
  • Author : Christian Fuchs,Kees Boersma,Anders Albrechtslund,Marisol Sandoval
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136655263
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Internet has been transformed in the past years from a system primarily oriented on information provision into a medium for communication and community-building. The notion of “Web 2.0”, social software, and social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace have emerged in this context. With such platforms comes the massive provision and storage of personal data that are systematically evaluated, marketed, and used for targeting users with advertising. In a world of global economic competition, economic crisis, and fear of terrorism after 9/11, both corporations and state institutions have a growing interest in accessing this personal data. Here, contributors explore this changing landscape by addressing topics such as commercial data collection by advertising, consumer sites and interactive media; self-disclosure in the social web; surveillance of file-sharers; privacy in the age of the internet; civil watch-surveillance on social networking sites; and networked interactive surveillance in transnational space. This book is a result of a research action launched by the intergovernmental network COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).


2010

Sounds of the 60s

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  • Full Title : Sounds of the 60s
  • Author :
  • Publisher : Don Hale
  • ISBN Code : 1907163220
  • Pages : 150
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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2021-05-04

An Odd Boy - Volume Three

By Doc Togden
  • Full Title : An Odd Boy - Volume Three
  • Author : Doc Togden
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN Code : 1898185336
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Volume Three of an odd boy tells of the foundation course at Farnham Art School from ’70 to ’72. At Hatch Mill—the warren of wonders—the author steps out of time into a world of creative camaraderie where every meeting is a scene from a surrealist play. ’72 marked the end of the ’60s gestalt. Before the final curtain call however, a tumult of bizarre scenes tumble across the panchromatic stage: strange liaisons with transient heroes and heroines of the lost time; the Farnham Blues Festival; and, ‘the religion of Art’ entwined with burlesque love stories. He meets with Liverpool Poets – Adrian Henry and Roger McGough. Poetry and oil painting co-mingle with loves won and lost. He finds himself—for a bare month—as a rising star on the British Blues scene – but with the death of Jimi Hendrix, it’s the end of an era. He steps off the stage, takes to the road – and arrives, ironically, at the ever-familiar crossroads.


2005-11-01

An Interracial Movement of the Poor

By Jennifer Frost
  • Full Title : An Interracial Movement of the Poor
  • Author : Jennifer Frost
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780814728680
  • Pages : 257
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  • Language : English
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Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2002 Community organizing became an integral part of the activist repertoire of the New Left in the 1960s. Students for a Democratic Society, the organization that came to be seen as synonymous with the white New Left, began community organizing in 1963, hoping to build an interracial movement of the poor through which to demand social and political change. SDS sought nothing less than to abolish poverty and extend democratic participation in America. Over the next five years, organizers established a strong presence in numerous low-income, racially diverse urban neighborhoods in Chicago, Cleveland, Newark, and Boston, as well as other cities. Rejecting the strategies of the old left and labor movement and inspired by the Civil Rights Movement, activists sought to combine a number of single issues into a broader, more powerful coalition. Organizers never limited themselves to today's simple dichotomies of race vs. class or of identity politics vs. economic inequality. They actively synthesized emerging identity politics with class and coalition politics and with a drive for a more participatory welfare state, treating these diverse political approaches as inextricably intertwined. While common wisdom holds that the New Left rejected all state involvement as cooptative at best, Jennifer Frost traces the ways in which New Left and community activists did in fact put forward a prescriptive, even visionary, alternative to the welfare state. After Students for a Democratic Society and its community organizing unit, the Economic Research and Action Project, disbanded, New Left and community participants went on to apply their strategies and goals to the welfare rights, women’s liberation, and the antiwar movements. In her study of activism before the age of identity politics, Frost has given us the first full-fledged history of what was arguably the most innovative community organizing campaign in post-war American history.