The Hippie Dictionary: A Cultural Encyclopedia (and Phraseicon) of the 1960s and 1970s

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Joan Jeffers McCleary
Ten Speed Press, 2004 - History - 704 pages
4 Reviews
Whether you lived through the sixties and seventies or just wish you had, this revised and expanded edition of the Hippie Dictionary entertains as much as it educates. 

Cultural and political listings such as "Age of Aquarius," "Ceasar Chavez," and "Black Power Movement," plus popular phrases like "acid flashback," "get a grip," and "are you for real?" will remind you of how revolutionary those 20 years were. 

Although the hippie era spans two decades beginning with the approval of the birth control pill in 1960 and ending with the death of John Lennon in 1980, it wasn't all about sex, drugs, and rock'n' roll. These were the early years of pro-ecology and anti-capitalist beliefs-beliefs that are just as timely as ever. So kick back and trip out on the new entries as well as the old, and discover why some are dubbing the sixties and seventies "the intellectual renaissance of the 20th century.

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User Review  - Renae Alexandria - Goodreads

Haha! It is really informative, as well as interesting and funny. If you are interested in learning more about this time period, and the lingo, this is a MUST READ! xD Read full review

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User Review  - Lina Lena - Goodreads

awesome dictionary! anything you need to know about the 60's and the 70's is right in here :) Read full review

About the author (2004)

JOHN BASSETT McCLEARY is currently a freelance photographer and writer. In the sixties, he was a music industry photographer who traveled with the Doors, the Rolling Stones, and Tina Turner. He also photographed anti-war demonstrations and visited communes around the world. He lives in Monterey, California, with his wife, Joan.

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