Coming Apart: An Informal History of America in the 1960's
William L. O'Neill's masterly chronicle of the twentieth century's most confounding decade is an immensely readable book that combines wit with learning and seriousness with entertainment. Its emphasis is inevitably on politics, but it offers a brilliant yet balanced portrayal of the New Left, the counterculture, the civil rights movement, the plunge into Vietnam, the crisis in the universities, and the freakier aspects of the popular culture. It has endured as one of the great interpretations of the sixties.
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No decade since the 1920s has reached such mythological heights as the 1960s. O'Neill's 1971 study blows away some of the smokescreen surrounding that turbulent era. Read full review