1969: The Year Everything Changed

1969: The Year Everything Changed

by Rob Kirkpatrick


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1969: The Year Everything Changed by Rob Kirkpatrick

In 1969, man landed on the moon; the “Miracle Mets” captivated sports fans; students took over college campuses and demonstrators battled police; America witnessed the Woodstock music festival; Hollywood produced Easy Rider ; Kurt Vonnegut published Slaughterhouse-Five ; punk music was born; and there was murder at Altamont Speedway. Compelling, timely, and a blast to read, 1969 chronicles the year in culture and society, sports, music, film, politics, and technology. This rich, comprehensive history is perfect for those who survived 1969 or for those who simply want to feel as though they did.

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history—books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616080556
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 01/24/2011
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 501,817
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Rob Kirkpatrick is a literary agent, editor, and author. He is the author of Magic in the Night: The Words and Music of Bruce Springsteen and Cecil Travis of the Washington Senators, and the editor of The Quotable Sixties. His creative writing has been published by Aethlon and Slow Trains. He has published the books of many well-known authors.

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1969 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally, a book about a fascinating year in our country's history! 1969 was a year that challenged, changed, revolutionized, and entertained our nation, from politics, sports, music, the moon landing, the Vietnam war, its accompanying protests, Woodstock and so much more. Not only did it transition the 60's decade into the 70's decade, but many of the changes and influences are still felt today. Whether you were a part of 1969 or not, you will want to capture the feeling of this pivotal year. Once you start reading 1969, The Year Everything Changed, you will not want to put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's about time someone wrote a book on this amazing year. '1969' delves deep into what the author calls the zeitgeist or "time spirit" of the year and recreates the feeling of living through the most fascinating year of a most fascinating decade. Think of it - in the same year, America witnessed the moon landing, Charles Manson, Woodstock, Joe Namath's guaranteed Super Bowl upset of the Colts, the "miracle" Mets, historic tours from the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin, Midnight Cowboy and Easy Rider, Oh Calcutta and Hair, so many classic albums and films. This is a fine addition to literature on recent American history.
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
Very interesting. Having been a young teenager in 1969, I found the book captivating. It brought back many memories of that year but also introduced me to many things I was not completely aware of - such as all the baseball and some political events. As with all non-fiction books, there were chapters that I found more captivating than others based on my personal interests. The book was very well researched. To those that complained about editing - the passages with typos and bracketed sic behind them are written exactly as the person quoted in the historical event - NOT typos by the writer. If you are interested in the 1960's or lived through them, you will enjoy this book. Just don't expect a novel with an interesting story line and then complain that it was boring. It's history not a mystery.
Anonymous 19 days ago
In my studies of American history, I often felt a shift when I would reach 1969. I always thought it was just due to my preoccupation with my birth year. This book, however, gives insight into the ideological forces that reached critical mass at this time and fundamentally fragmented our American experience and vision forever.
Anonymous 10 months ago
It was informative , but very biased towards the leftist student rioters. If that is your side of the political spectr, u will enjoy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was quite a year. Glad to read the history of 1969.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book starts out well and Kirkpatrick clearly shows why 1969 is the year everything changed. Its an interesting look at social history. I felt that there was too much emphasis on the gory details l about the Manson and Zodiac killings. I skimmed most of the chapters on baseball, but a fan would probably enjoy them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the year I entered High school, and this book brought back all kinds of memories
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This is an incredibly detailed and fascinating history of an important year. The author captures the spirit of living through an amazing 12-month period in America. "1969, The Year Everything Changed" is the first and only book to tell the story of this pivotal year!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are college essays that are better written. It's disorganized. The author mentions the disruption of the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago. Next he discusses President Nixon 's first days in office before then returning to the convention, which would have been better placed in the previous paragraph. The editor did a poor job.
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Zed1955 More than 1 year ago
Anything you want to know about 1969, this book is for you. Really great read.
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Bought this for anniversary gift. Receiver Loved it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is neither the 1st nor only book on this topic. Moreover I find the 1st few reviews to sound as if they were written by the same hand.