The Quotable Sixties

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The 1960s - a decade known for politics and protest, drugs and defiance. But the Sixties were more than just a drug-induced haze of protest. It was a decade that witnessed man's first walk on the moon and the Vietnam War, the British Invasion and the miniskirt, "antihero" cinema and youth counterculture. It was a decade filled with empowered voices and unabashed freedom, one that ...

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Overview

If you can remember the sixties, you weren't there.

 

The 1960s - a decade known for politics and protest, drugs and defiance. But the Sixties were more than just a drug-induced haze of protest. It was a decade that witnessed man's first walk on the moon and the Vietnam War, the British Invasion and the miniskirt, "antihero" cinema and youth counterculture. It was a decade filled with empowered voices and unabashed freedom, one that left an indelible impact on all who lived through it.

From Haight-Ashbury to Woodstock, from the march on Washington to the riots of Chicago, from the Free Speech Movement to women's lib, the Sixties brought about the birth of social trends and political dissent unlike any other.

You don't have to remember the Sixties, or even to have lived in the Sixties, to enjoy this collection of iconic and unforgettable quotes from this endlessly fascinating decade. With words from politicians, activists, artists, entertainers, and more, The Quotable Sixties will impart the true spirit of that decade to all.

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In the 1960s, in Ken Kesey's famous adage, you were either on the bus or off the bus; but whatever your mode of transportation, The Quotable Sixties is guaranteed to evoke insights and nostalgia. Among those cited are John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., John Lennon, Bob Dylan, and Timothy Leary. Hip and wise.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599210261
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2006
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 6.88 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Rob Kirkpatrick

Rob Kirkpatrick is the author of several books, including The Words and Music of Bruce Springsteen. He is also the editor for The 1960s: American Popular Culture through History and Woodstock: An Encyclopedia of the Music and Arts Fair. He lives in Southern Connecticut.

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