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The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964-The Beginning of the "Sixties"

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The year was 1964, John Kennedy was dead and the country was reeling from the aftermath of his assasination.  The Warren Commission was sifting evidence.  Lyndon Johnson was beginning to tear down Camelot to build the Great Society.  Young men started burning draft cards.  Rioting African Americans burned neighborhoods.  The "conflict" in Vietnam was escalating and Jackie Kennedy was fast on her way to becoming an icon of dignified widowhood.  The year 1964 was when the Beatles crossed the pond, Elizabeth Taylor dumped Eddie Fisher for Richard Burton, and the Beverly Hillbillies was all the rage on television.  In The Last Innocent Year, Jon Margolis weaves a narrative populated by some of the most dynamic  figures of this century, from Robert Kennedy to Timothy Leary, from J. Edgar Hoover to Martin Luther King Jr.  The result is a compelling chronicle of the events of 1964, the year that marked a watershed in American history.

Synopsis:

The chief national political correspondent at the "Chicago Tribune" for 16 years chronicles the historical events of 1964, weaving a narrative populated by some of the most dynamic figures of this century, from Robert Kennedy to Timothy Leary, from J. Edgar Hoover to Martin Luther King, Jr. Margolis has drawn an unforgettable portrait of the year that changed America forever. 16-page photo insert.

Synopsis:

The year was 1964, John Kennedy was dead and the country was reeling from the aftermath of his assasination.  The Warren Commission was sifting evidence.  Lyndon Johnson was beginning to tear down Camelot to build the Great Society.  Young men started burning draft cards.  Rioting African Americans burned neighborhoods.  The "conflict" in Vietnam was escalating and Jackie Kennedy was fast on her way to becoming an icon of dignified widowhood.  The year 1964 was when the Beatles crossed the pond, Elizabeth Taylor dumped Eddie Fisher for Richard Burton, and the Beverly Hillbillies was all the rage on television.  In The Last Innocent Year, Jon Margolis weaves a narrative populated by some of the most dynamic  figures of this century, from Robert Kennedy to Timothy Leary, from J. Edgar Hoover to Martin Luther King Jr.  The result is a compelling chronicle of the events of 1964, the year that marked a watershed in American history.

About the Author

Jon Margolis was a writer and reporter for the Chicago Tribune for twenty-two years, primarily as the newspaper's chief national political correspondent. He led the Tribune's coverage of presidential elections from 1976 to 1988 and has also written for The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, The New Republic, Ms., and the Saturday Review. A resident of Washington, D.C., for most of his career, Margolis now lives and writes in Barton, Vermont.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688179076
Subtitle:
America in 1964--The Beginning of the "Sixties"
Author:
Margolis, Jon
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/60s
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Nineteen sixty-four, A.D.
Subject:
General History
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
00-486
Publication Date:
20001205
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.02x5.34x.97 in. .76 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » American Studies » 50s, 60s, and 70s
History and Social Science » US History » 1960 to 1980

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Product details 432 pages Perennial (HarperCollins) - English 9780688179076 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The chief national political correspondent at the "Chicago Tribune" for 16 years chronicles the historical events of 1964, weaving a narrative populated by some of the most dynamic figures of this century, from Robert Kennedy to Timothy Leary, from J. Edgar Hoover to Martin Luther King, Jr. Margolis has drawn an unforgettable portrait of the year that changed America forever. 16-page photo insert.
"Synopsis" by , The year was 1964, John Kennedy was dead and the country was reeling from the aftermath of his assasination.  The Warren Commission was sifting evidence.  Lyndon Johnson was beginning to tear down Camelot to build the Great Society.  Young men started burning draft cards.  Rioting African Americans burned neighborhoods.  The "conflict" in Vietnam was escalating and Jackie Kennedy was fast on her way to becoming an icon of dignified widowhood.  The year 1964 was when the Beatles crossed the pond, Elizabeth Taylor dumped Eddie Fisher for Richard Burton, and the Beverly Hillbillies was all the rage on television.  In The Last Innocent Year, Jon Margolis weaves a narrative populated by some of the most dynamic  figures of this century, from Robert Kennedy to Timothy Leary, from J. Edgar Hoover to Martin Luther King Jr.  The result is a compelling chronicle of the events of 1964, the year that marked a watershed in American history.
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