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1968: The Year That Rocked the World

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2005

    I tried

    I tried to read this book. I think that the topic is great; the reviews are fantastic; everything made it seem like it would be great. It stinks. Despite the cohesion implied by the title, the book is little more than a long string of anecdotal news reports around the general them of rebellion. Even so, the book strays often. Despite the glowing reviews of some respected and intelligent people, I think that the book is a waste of time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2004

    A great overview of an important year

    The twelve months of 1968 represented a major turning point in the social and political development of many countries worldwide. Kurlansky has written an absorbing book on a pivotal year. While he covers what happened in a lot of countries and provides considerable information about the trend of unrest experienced in diverse societies, it's a launching pad for further study. A worthwhile read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2004

    Wonderful read!!

    This book rocks. I was only 10 years old in 1968, so didn't know a teeny fraction of the information this author presents. The book is informative, raucous, unrestrained in its honesty, and at times funny. (Am I the only one who thinks this book portrays Abbie Hoffman as wonderfully buffoonish? The 60's guru comes across--at times laughably--as an idiot.) At any rate, I loved this book and learned much about world politics and the true legacies of the 1960s.

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