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

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The year 1964 marked a change in American history: John Kennedy was dead, and in the aftermath of his assassination, the country was trying to figure out what to do with itself. The Warren Commission was busily sifting evidence, Jackie Kennedy was fast on her way to becoming an icon of dignified widowhood, and Lyndon Johnson was tearing down Camelot to build the Great Society. Young men started burning draft cards, rioting blacks burned whole neighborhoods, women began to wonder if the male sex was their oppressor, Congress passed the Tonkin Gulf Resolution (which escalated the war in Vietnam), and three civil rights workers were killed in Mississippi.

In The Last Innocent Year, Jon Margolis, a former political reporter for the Chicago Tribune, captures all the drama and emotion of this historic year, re-creating it from the perspective of the statesmen, celebrities, and ordinary people who made its events come alive.

Book News Annotation:

A former political reporter for the Chicago Tribune remembers the year John Kennedy was killed, Lyndon Johnson began the Great Society, young men started burning their draft cards, blacks burned whole neighborhoods, women began wondering if they were being oppressed, Congress passed the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, and three civil rights workers were murdered in Mississippi.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 379-382) and index.

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:
9780688153236
Subtitle:
America In 1964--the Beginning Of The 'sixties'
Author:
Margolis, Jon
Publisher:
William Morrow
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/60s
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Nineteen sixty-four, A.D.
Subject:
General History
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
19990317
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.57x6.43x1.35 in. 1.68 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » US History » 1960 to 1980
History and Social Science » US History » General

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