Peace: 50 Years of Protest

Peace: 50 Years of Protest

by Barry Miles
     
 

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"An explanation of how the peace symbol-that upside-down V with a vertical column running through the middle, all surrounded by a circle-came to be."
-The Washington Post

The peace sign is probably the most commonly used symbol of protest in the world. Instantly recognizable as the universal sign for peace, in 2008 it turned 50 years old. With

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"An explanation of how the peace symbol-that upside-down V with a vertical column running through the middle, all surrounded by a circle-came to be."
-The Washington Post

The peace sign is probably the most commonly used symbol of protest in the world. Instantly recognizable as the universal sign for peace, in 2008 it turned 50 years old. With accounts from around the world, this book tells the story of the enduring power of the line drawing that began life as the official sign for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). Tracing the roots of Gerald Holtom's design, it details the many ways the peace sign has been put to use, including politics, fashion, pop, film and marketing.
Contents include:

  • 1957-1960 Ban The Bomb - Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) is formed
  • 1960-1975 Stop The War - In the U.S. the Hippies adopt the symbol
  • 1970-1980 Sign Of The Times - Other uses of the sign
  • 1965-2005 Wear It Well - Use in fashion, music, design
  • 1980-Present Anti-Nuclear Families - How it's still in use
  • Happy Birthday Peace - Original birthday cards from numerous famous contributors

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606521106
Publisher:
Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
Publication date:
04/15/2010
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Barry Miles was the chairman of the Youth Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (YCND) in Cheltem in the early '60s, and was on many of the Aldermaston marches. Throughout the late '60s he wrote regularly for and was syndicated by most of the American, and some of the European, underground newspapers including East Village Other, Los Angeles Free Press, San Francisco Oracle, Berkeley Barb, Georgia Straight, Rolling Stone, and Oz. He specializes in writing about the Beat Generation and is the author of many books including: Allen Ginsberg: A Biography (1989), William Burroughs: El Hombre Invisible (1992), Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats (1998), the best selling Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now (1997) written in collaboration with McCartney. His Hippie (2003) was on the New York Times best-seller list. Miles lives in London.

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