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The Encyclopedia of Sixties Cool: A Celebration of the Grooviest People, Events, and Artifacts of The 1960s
     

The Encyclopedia of Sixties Cool: A Celebration of the Grooviest People, Events, and Artifacts of The 1960s

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by Michelle Phillips (Foreword by), Chris Strodder
 

The Encyclopedia of Sixties Cool profiles over 250 of the most intriguing personalities of the 1960s. The men and women covered in the book include a wide range of celebrities—from well-known superstars (the Beatles, Dustin Hoffman, Muhammad Ali) to lesser-known icons (Nico, Terry Southern, Bo Belinsky)—who had a significant impact on popular

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The Encyclopedia of Sixties Cool profiles over 250 of the most intriguing personalities of the 1960s. The men and women covered in the book include a wide range of celebrities—from well-known superstars (the Beatles, Dustin Hoffman, Muhammad Ali) to lesser-known icons (Nico, Terry Southern, Bo Belinsky)—who had a significant impact on popular culture. The figures include musicians, actors, directors, artists, athletes, politicians, writers, astronauts . . . anyone and everyone who made the sixties the most influential decade of the twentieth century!

Over 200 vintage photographs and more than fifty sidebars are featured throughout the text. The sidebars include lists of Best Picture winners, great quarterbacks, Playmates of the Year, memorable TV theme songs, favorite toys, Disneyland rides, Wimbledon champions, groovy screen cars, surf stars, Indy 500 winners, cool cartoons, sci-fi classics, Bond girls, “bubblegum” hits, beach-movie cameos, and legendary concerts. A “what happened on this day” calendar highlighting landmark events in the lives of those profiled appears on every page. Entertaining and enlightening, The Encyclopedia of Sixties Cool is truly a celebration of the grooviest people, events, and artifacts of the 1960s!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"An essential catalog of 1960's culture. . . . The text has the quirky, tongue-in-cheek tone of An Incomplete Education."  —Library Journal

"A kind of old-fashioned MySpace of our generation."  —AARP The Magazine

"A groovy blast from the past. Get the low-down on more than 250 personalities who made a significant contribution to '60s pop culture."  —Inside Entertainment

"Want a fun, eminently groovy read this weekend? Check out The Encyclopedia of Sixties Cool."  —quickstopentertainment.com

"Just when you think you've read every cool book on the 60s, here comes the coolest yet!"  —The Beat magazine

"An affectionate salute to those long-gone days we thought would never die."  —Hartford Courant

Hartford Courant
An affectionate salute to those long-gone days we thought would never die.
AARP The Magazine
A kind of old-fashioned MySpace of our generation.
Inside Entertainment
A groovy blast from the past. Get the low-down on more than 250 personalities who made a significant contribution to '60s pop culture.
quickstopentertainment.com
Want a fun, eminently groovy read this weekend? Check out The Encyclopedia of Sixties Cool.
The Beat Magazine
Just when you think you've read every cool book on the '60s, here comes the coolest yet!
Library Journal

Opening with an essay by Sixties pop legend Michelle Phillips (the last surviving original member of The Mamas & The Papas), Strodder's (The Wish Book) guide is an essential catalog of 1960s culture. The 250 entries profiling influential personalities of the era are broken into three segments: the subject's rise, professional trajectory, and private world. Each entry includes a sidebar of subject-related trivia, e.g., "30 Artists (of Thousands) Who Have Recorded Dylan's Songs." Along the bottom of each page, a day-by-day notable events list runs like an NYSE trade-ticker. The text has the quirky, tongue-in-cheek tone of Judy Jones and William Wilson's An Incomplete Education(1987). Despite some textual repetition and minor typographical errors in the review copy, this is a straightforward, entertaining read.—Savannah Schroll Guz, formerly with Smithsonian Inst. Libs., Washington, DC


—Savannah Schroll Guz

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595800176
Publisher:
Santa Monica Press
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.57(w) x 11.03(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author


Chris Strodder works as a website editor/designer and teacher while also writing books, including Swingin’ Chicks of the ’60s (Cedco Publishing), the young-adult novels Lockerboy and The Wish Book (Red Hen Press), and a collection of short stories, Stories Light and Dark (Red Hen Press). He lives in Mill Valley, California.

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The Encyclopedia of Sixties Cool: A Celebration of the Grooviest People, Events, and Artifacts of The 1960s 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read Strodder's other books - he is a thorough, engaging and entertaining author with a sly yet warm sense of humor. He researches, speaks and so helps us get to know his subjects. Really - don't miss this terrific book. A great addition to any 60's library (or the perfect book to start one!)