1968: The Year That Rocked the World

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It was the year of sex and drugs and rock and roll; it was also the year of the Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy assassinations, Prague Spring, the Chicago convention, the anti-war movement and the Tet Offensive, the student rebellion that paralyzed France, Civil Rights, the generation gap, the beginning of the end for the Soviet Union, and the birth of the women's movement. With 1968: The Year that Rocked the World, award-winning journalist Mark Kurlansky has written his magnum opus-a cultural and political history of that world-changing year of social upheaval, when television's impact on global events first became apparent, and where simultaneously, in Paris, Prague, London, Berkeley, Chicago, New York and all over the globe uprisings spontaneously occurred. 1968 encompasses the worlds of youth and music, politics, war, economics, assassinations, riots, and demonstrations-and the media, and shows us how we got to where we are today. 1968 is destined to be Mark Kurlansky's most important and most fascinating book yet.

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" In this highly opinionated and highly readable history, Kurlansky makes a case for why "1968" has lasting relevance in the United States and around the world. Whether you agree or disagree with its points, you' ll find it makes for fascinating reading."
-- DAN RATHER, CBS News
" Highly readable . . . a rich perspective . . . Kurlansky is a writer of remarkable talents and interests."
- San Francisco Chronicle
Carefully researched and remarkably readable . . . Kurlansky has done a yeoman' s job of amassing an incredible amount of information and making it accessible for today' s reader. . . . What a year it was."
- The Denver Post
Splendid . . . evocative . . . No one before Kurlansky has managed to evoke so rich a set of experiences in so many different places- and to keep the story humming."
- Chicago Tribune
Kurlansky writes with a historian' s diligence. . . . [He] traces skillfully the astounding streams of revolt converging in that historic year. . . . A colorful, highly evocative report on the awfulness and the idealism of the time."
- The Seattle Times
" A cornucopia of astounding events and audacious originality . . . Like a reissue of a classic album or a PBS documentary, this book is about a subject it' s hard to imagine people ever tiring of revisiting. They just don' t make years like 1968 very often."
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
" 1968 breathes a new life into these moments. . . . Kurlansky has a flair for bringing wit and breezy intelligence to his subjects."
- Minneapolis Star Tribune
" Fascinating . . . [Kurlansky] re-creates events with flair and drama."
- Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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In this highly opinionated and highly readable history, Kurlansky makes a case for why "1968" has lasting relevance in the United States and around the world. Whether you agree or disagree with its points, you ll find it makes for fascinating reading.
DAN RATHER, CBS News
Highly readable . . . a rich perspective . . . Kurlansky is a writer of remarkable talents and interests.
San Francisco Chronicle
Carefully researched and remarkably readable . . . Kurlansky has done a yeoman s job of amassing an incredible amount of information and making it accessible for today s reader. . . . What a year it was.
The Denver Post
Splendid . . . evocative . . . No one before Kurlansky has managed to evoke so rich a set of experiences in so many different places and to keep the story humming.
Chicago Tribune
Kurlansky writes with a historian s diligence. . . . [He] traces skillfully the astounding streams of revolt converging in that historic year. . . . A colorful, highly evocative report on the awfulness and the idealism of the time.
The Seattle Times
A cornucopia of astounding events and audacious originality . . . Like a reissue of a classic album or a PBS documentary, this book is about a subject it s hard to imagine people ever tiring of revisiting. They just don t make years like 1968 very often.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
1968 breathes a new life into these moments. . . . Kurlansky has a flair for bringing wit and breezy intelligence to his subjects.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Fascinating . . . [Kurlansky] re-creates events with flair and drama.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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"In this highly opinionated and highly readable history, Kurlansky makes a case for why 1968 has lasting relevance in the United States and around the world. Whether you agree or disagree with its points, you'll find it makes for fascinating reading."
--DAN RATHER, CBS News

"Highly readable . . . a rich perspective . . . Kurlansky is a writer of remarkable talents and interests."
-San Francisco Chronicle

Carefully researched and remarkably readable . . . Kurlansky has done a yeoman's job of amassing an incredible amount of information and making it accessible for today's reader. . . . What a year it was."
-The Denver Post

Splendid . . . evocative . . . No one before Kurlansky has managed to evoke so rich a set of experiences in so many different places-and to keep the story humming."
-Chicago Tribune

Kurlansky writes with a historian's diligence. . . . [He] traces skillfully the astounding streams of revolt converging in that historic year. . . . A colorful, highly evocative report on the awfulness and the idealism of the time."
-The Seattle Times

"A cornucopia of astounding events and audacious originality . . . Like a reissue of a classic album or a PBS documentary, this book is about a subject it's hard to imagine people ever tiring of revisiting. They just don't make years like 1968 very often."
-The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"1968 breathes a new life into these moments. . . . Kurlansky has a flair for bringing wit and breezy intelligence to his subjects."
-Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Fascinating . . . [Kurlansky] re-creates events with flair and drama."
-Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Book Description:

‘A fascinating account... combining the rigour of the historian with the powerful emotions of someone who was a 20-year-old student at the time’ Uncut

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