1968 in America: Music, Politics, Chaos, Counterculture, and the Shaping of a Generation

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Grove Press, 1988 - History - 306 pages
Charles Kaiser's 1968 in America is widely recognized as one of the best historical accounts of the 1960s. This book devotes equal attention to the personal and the political -- and speaks with authority about such diverse figures as Bob Dylan, Eugene McCarthy, Janis Joplin, and Lyndon Johnson.
 

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Contents

Four Democrats Three Ghosts One War
4
Blowin in the Wind
24
Like a Rolling Stone
47
Tet The Turning Point
60
The Truth Comes Home
107
The Chimes of Freedom
131
Tears of Rage
151
It Takes a Lot to Laugh It Takes a Train to Cry
168
Desolation Row
216
This Wheels on Fire
231
The Long and Winding Road
246
If Tomorrow Wasnt Such a Long Time
255
Acknowledgments
258
Notes
262
Index
292
Copyright

Rock of Ages
191

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Charles Kaiser was born in Washington D.C. but was raised in several different cities throughout the world. He was schooled at Columbia University, where he later became a professor. Kaiser also taught at Princeton University and was a writer for the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek. Along with contributing articles to New York, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, and The New York Observer, Kaiser wrote two books: 1968 in America and Gay Metropolis: 1940-1996.

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