Something's Happening Here: A Memoir of the 60s

Something's Happening Here: A Memoir of the 60s

by Dennis Hicks

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Overview

Dennis Hicks was a polite, middle class, Roman Catholic, Republican kid as the 60s dawned in America, but something happened.

The Vietnam War erupted and Hicks' fight to avoid the draft in 1965-66 triggered a challenge to all his dearly held assumptions about the government and America's promise of equality. His radicalization reflects America's terrifying polarization. His evolution into a Cultural as well as Marxist revolutionary will blow your mind as much as it did his. It's all there: sex, drugs and rock and roll, including his first LSD trip at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967.

The story of his making a documentary film on the Los Angeles Black Panther Party is electrifying. Something's Happening Here turns the political into something very personal. Hicks' memoir is the story of an era that changed America.

The 60s: You had to be there. And he was.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780970909268
Publisher: Marco Press
Publication date: 01/10/2018
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

In 1974, three years after this memoir ends, Dennis left General Motors to teach elementary school. For the next ten years he produced a wide range of media on the social and educational benefits of school desegregation and racial integration. In addition to "Repression" (the unfinished documentary on the Los Angeles Black Panther Party), this material can be seen at the USC Hefner film archive.

In the late-80's, Dennis began a psychotherapy practice from which he retired in 2012. He published a novel, Camera Obscura, in 2007. He is married to author Stephanie Waxman and they have two daughters and five grandchildren.

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