Charles Kaiser - 1968 in America: Music, Politics, Chaos, Counterculture, and the Shaping of a Generation & Clara Bingham - Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul

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1968 was the culmination and the defining point of the 1960s. That year, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy were assassinated, the Tet offensive was changing the course of the Vietnam War, and demonstrations disrupted the Democratic National convention—all to a soundtrack of the Beatles, Janis Joplin, Marvin Gaye, and Dylan. Kaiser, a journalist and principal contributor to the documentary 1968: The Year That Changed America, wrote this comprehensive chronicle in 1998, drawing on his experience as a Columbia student and volunteer for Eugene McCarthy’s campaign as well as on unpublished interviews with figures including McCarthy and Dylan. Now reissued in a thirtieth anniversary edition with a new introduction by Hendrik Hertzberg, principal political commentator for The New Yorker, the book remains one of the freshest and sharpest accounts of a pivotal era in U.S. history.

Clara Bingham’s far-reaching career includes a stint as Newsweek White House correspondent and UPI stringer in Papua New Guinea, and she produced the 2011 documentary The Last Mountain. Now she turns to oral history, drawing on a hundred interviews to document one of the most turbulent years of a turbulent decade. Between August 1969 and August 1970, the escalation of violent demonstrations at home matched the country’s increasingly untenable military involvement abroad. With statements from students, celebrity activists including Jane Fonda, underground figures such as William Ayers, and many others, Bingham covers the era’s milestone political and cultural events from My Lai to Kent State, Woodstock to the Pentagon Papers.

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1968 in America: Music, Politics, Chaos, Counterculture, and the Shaping of a Generation Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780802128034
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Published: Grove Press - April 17th, 2018

Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780812983265
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Published: Random House Trade - April 18th, 2017

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