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The Sixties

The Sixties

by R. G. Grant
     
 
The Sixties was an optimistic decade, when there was a general sense that life could be changed for the better. People were amazed to see astronauts sent into space and even to the moon--and, on Earth, the appearance of miniskirts and long-haired men was almost as unbelievable! The Beatles took the world by storm, and the Hippie movement developed. Artists produced

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The Sixties was an optimistic decade, when there was a general sense that life could be changed for the better. People were amazed to see astronauts sent into space and even to the moon--and, on Earth, the appearance of miniskirts and long-haired men was almost as unbelievable! The Beatles took the world by storm, and the Hippie movement developed. Artists produced Pop art and psychedelia. Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) was a big name in sports, and TV watching became the main leisure activity.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-7-Two brightly illustrated introductory texts bring these periods to life. Both begin with an overview of the major news events of the decade, followed by sections on significant achievements in science and technology and references to some of the people responsible for them. The rest of each title is filled with descriptions and pictures of the popular trends, people, and styles that defined the era. The scope is broad and includes events not only in the United States, but in other countries as well. Profiles of prominent figures are scattered throughout. The Sixties introduces Beatlemania and Motown music, TV shows such as Star Trek and The Monkees, and dance crazes. The Seventies covers disco and punk rock, blockbuster movies, and the women's liberation movement. The books are colorful and generously interspersed with photos and information boxes, but the texts are slight.-Kristen Oravec, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Strongsville, OH Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739813393
Publisher:
Raintree Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Series:
Look at Life in Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 9.62(h) x 0.39(d)
Lexile:
1100L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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