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By John Greene

ISBN-10: 0815632215

ISBN-13: 9780815632214

ISBN-10: 0815632762

ISBN-13: 9780815632764

Greene sketches the well known avid gamers of the period—John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Betty Friedan—bringing each one to lifestyles with refined element. He introduces the reader to lesser-known incidents of the last decade and gives clean and persuasive insights on a lot of its watershed occasions. Greene argues that the civil rights stream started in 1955 following the dying of Emmett until; that many accomplishments credited to Kennedy have been established upon fable, now not ancient truth, and that his presidency was once faraway from winning; that every of the events of the period—civil rights, scholars, antiwar, ethnic nationalism—were began by way of younger intellectuals and finally pushed to failure by way of activists who had varied objectives in brain; and that the "counterculture," which has been glorified in today’s media as a band of rock-singing hippies, had its roots in the most provocative social contemplating the postwar interval. Greene chronicles the last decade in a thematic demeanour, devoting person chapters to such matters because the legacy of the fifties, the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, the civil rights activities, and the conflict in Vietnam. Combining an engrossing narrative with clever research, the USA within the Sixties enriches our figuring out of that pivotal era.

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