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The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage
by Todd Gitlin
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0553372122, Paperback)The author was elected president of Students for a Democratic Society in 1963, and he brings an insider's perspective to bear on the turbulent whirl of political, social, and sexual rebellion we now call "the sixties." Gitlin does a nice job of integrating his first-person recollections with a broader history that ranges from the roots of 1960s revolt in 1950s affluence and complacency to the movement's apocalyptic collapse in the early 1970s--a victim of its own excesses as well as governmental persecution. His lucid summary of the complex strands that intertwined to form the counterculture is essential basic reading for those who don't know the difference between the Diggers and the Yippies. --Wendy Smith
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The author, a student activist during the sixties, offers a personal perspective on the social and political changes of that decade.
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