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 celebritiesfrom 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!
|Publisher:||Santa Monica Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.57(w) x 11.03(h) x 0.69(d)|
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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!)