There is no better record of events than The New York Times, and now The Times of the Sixties captures the history, culture, and personalities of the decade through hundreds of articles and original commentary in this unique and fascinating book.
Whether we lived through them or learned of them after the fact, the events of the 1960s- the beginning of the Vietnam War, the moon landing, the hippie movement, to name just a few-resonate strongly in our culture today.
The Times of the Sixties represents one of the most fascinating, extensive, and well-rounded portraits of one of modern history's most tumultuous decades. More than 400 articles have been culled from the archives of The New York Times and brilliantly curated by staff writer John Rockwell.
Articles feature coverage of historic events like the Cuban missile crisis, Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream speech, the assassination of President Kennedy; cultural highlights such as the British Invasion, movie reviews of Psycho, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and The Graduate, and features on music groups like the Supremes; plus pieces on pivotal political figures like John F. Kennedy, Mao Zedong, and Che Guevara, as well as influential personalities such as Muhammad Ali, Marilyn Monroe, and Betty Friedan.
Rockwell guides readers through the articles he's selected, putting the events into historical context and exploring the far-reaching impact of these events and individuals. The book also includes hundreds of black-and-white and color photographs from the Times and other sources.
Also available: The New York Times: The Times of the Seventies (978-1-57912-945-3) and The New York Times: The Times of the Eighties (978-1-57912-933-0).
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About the Author
The New York Times is regarded as the world's preeminent newspaper. Its news coverage is known for its exceptional depth and breadth, with reporting bureaus throughout the United States and in 26 foreign countries. Winner of 112 Pulitzer Prizes, The Times has the largest circulation of any seven-day newspaper in the U.S.
John Rockwell is a journalist, arts critic, and editor. He was raised in San Francisco and spent the 1960's as a graduate student in Berkeley. In 1972 he began writing at The New York Times as a classical music critic and reporter until 1991, as the paper's chief pop music critic during the 1970's, and from 1992 to 1994 as the paper's first European cultural correspondent. From 1994 to 1998 he served as the first director of the Lincoln Center Festival. He returned to The New York Times to become the editor of the paper's Sunday Arts and Leisure section. In 2004 he was named the chief dance critic, and retired at the end of 2006. He has published four books, on American music, Frank Sinatra, and Lars von Trier as well as a journalistic compilation.