1959: The Year Everything Changed / Edition 1 by Fred M. Kaplan | 9780470602034 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
1959: The Year Everything Changed / Edition 1

1959: The Year Everything Changed / Edition 1

by Fred M. Kaplan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470602031

ISBN-13: 9780470602034

Pub. Date: 04/26/2010

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

It was the year of the microchip, the birth-control pill, the space race, and the computer revolution; the rise of Pop art, free jazz, "sick comics," the New Journalism, and indie films; the emergence of Castro, Malcolm X, and personal superpower diplomacy; the beginnings of Motown, Happenings, and the Generation Gap-all bursting against the backdrop of the Cold

Overview

It was the year of the microchip, the birth-control pill, the space race, and the computer revolution; the rise of Pop art, free jazz, "sick comics," the New Journalism, and indie films; the emergence of Castro, Malcolm X, and personal superpower diplomacy; the beginnings of Motown, Happenings, and the Generation Gap-all bursting against the backdrop of the Cold War, the fallout-shelter craze, and the first American casualties of the war in Vietnam. Drawing on original research, untapped archives, and interviews with major figures of the time, Fred Kaplan pieces together the vast, untold story of a civilization in flux-and paints vivid portraits of the men and women whose inventions, ideas, and energy paved the way for the world we know today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470602034
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/26/2010
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
538,316
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Timeline xi

1 Breaking the Chains 1

2 A Visitor from the East 8

3 The Philosopher of Hip 15

4 Generations Howling 26

5 The Cosmonaut of Inner Space 39

6 The End of Obscenity 45

7 Sickniks 55

8 Thinking about the Unthinkable 63

9 The Race for Space 72

10 Toppling the Tyranny of Numbers 76

11 The Assault on the Chord 84

12 Revolutionary Euphoria 94

13 Breaking the Logjam, Hitting the Wall 105

14 The Frontier's Dark Side 116

15 The New Language of Diplomacy 125

16 Sparking the Powder Keg 133

17 Civilizations in the Stars 149

18 A Great Upward Swoop of Movement 157

19 Blurring Art and Life 169

20 Seeing the Invisible 181

21 The Off-Hollywood Movie 188

22 The Shape of Jazz to Come 198

23 Dancing in the Streets 212

24 Andromeda Freed from Her Chains 221

25 New Frontiers 233

Acknowledgments 245

Notes 249

Credits 309

Index 311

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