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Coming Apart: An Informal History of America in the 1960's

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William L. O'Neill's masterly chronicle of the twentieth century's most confounding decade is an immensely readable book that combines wit with learning and seriousness with entertainment. Its emphasis is inevitably on politics, but it offers a brilliant yet balanced portrayal of the New Left, the counterculture, the civil rights movement, the plunge into Vietnam, the crisis in the universities, and the freakier aspects of the popular culture. It has endured as one of the great interpretations of the sixties.

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This history of the 1960s is as much "of the period" as it is "about the period," admits O'Neill (history, Rutgers U.) in his new introduction, written at a time when liberals such as him were almost as horrified by the excesses of the New Left and the Black Power movement as they were by the presidency of Richard Nixon. His account of the decade focuses primarily on politics, but often dips into cultural and other developments. The chronological chapters are punctuated by intermediary "profiles" of such figures, groups, or developments as Ralph Nader, Cesar Chavez, the Hell's Angels, and the women's liberation movement.
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This masterly chronicle of the 1960s, the twentieth century's most confounding decade, is an immensely readable book that combines wit with learning and seriousness with entertainment. Marvelous, funny, and wise. --David Halberstam

Synopsis:

A chronicle of the century's most confounding decade is an immensely readable book that combines wit with learning and seriousness with entertainment.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781566636131
Author:
O'Neill, William L.
Publisher:
Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/60s
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
488
Dimensions:
850x550

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"Synopsis" by , This masterly chronicle of the 1960s, the twentieth century's most confounding decade, is an immensely readable book that combines wit with learning and seriousness with entertainment. Marvelous, funny, and wise. --David Halberstam

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