The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage

The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage

by Todd Gitlin

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The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage by Todd Gitlin

Say "the Sixties" and the images start  coming, images of a time when all authority was  defied and millions of young Americans thought they  could change the world--either through music,  drugs, and universal love or by "putting their  bodies on the line" against injustice and  war.

Todd Gitlin, the highly regarded  writer, media critic, and professor of sociology at  the University of California, Berkeley, has written  an authoritative and compelling account of this  supercharged decade--a decade he helped shape as an  early president of Students for a Democratic  Society (SDS) and an organizer of the first national  demonstration against the Vietnam war. Part  critical history, part personal memoir, part celebration,  and part meditation, this critically acclaimed  work resurrects a generation on all its glory and  tragedy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553372120
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/28/1993
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 513
Sales rank: 496,722
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.01(h) x 1.45(d)

About the Author

Todd Gitlin, an American author of sixteen books, is a professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Whole World Is Watching and Inside Prime Time, and a novel, The Murder of Albert Einstein, as well as editor of Watching Television. His articles on politics and culture have appeared in the New York TimesHarper’sThe NationMother JonesThe New RepublicDissentTikkun, and many other periodicals and newspapers.

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