The Sixties Unplugged: A Kaleidoscopic History of a Disorderly Decade
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The Sixties Unplugged: A Kaleidoscopic History of a Disorderly Decade

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Gerard J. deGroot
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* Introduction Preludes * Torgau: A Brief Moment of Sanity * At Home: The Generation Gap Premonitions * On the Airwaves: Transistor Radios * San Francisco: A Collection of Angels * Howling at the World * Worcester: The Pill * The Congo: Democracy Murdered * The Old Bailey: Lady Chatterley on trial * Washington: New Frontiers Hard Rain * Sharpeville: Apartheid Is a Way of Death * Bay of Pigs: It Seemed Like a Good Idea * Berlin: The Wall * Ap Bac: Bad News from a Place Called Vietnam * Novaya Zemlya and Cuba: Big Bombs All Gone to Look for America * Albany and Birmingham: Lessons of Nonviolence * Port Huron: Students for a Democratic Society * Washington: I Have a Dream * Arlington National Cemetery: Kennedy and Vietnam Call Out the Instigators * Duxbury: Rachel Carson * Harlem: Malcolm X * Havana: Che * Miami: The Greatest * Chelsea: Mary Quant Universal Soldiers * Tonkin Gulf: Carte Blanche * Sinai: The Six-Day War * Biafra: The Problem of Africa * Guangxi Province: Cannibals for Mao And in the Streets ... * Margate: Mods versus Rockers * Watts: Long Hot Summer * Berkeley: Free Speech * Amsterdam: Provo Pioneers * Selma: Black Power Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll * Millbrook: Acid Dreams * In Bed: Sex and Love * Liverpool: The Beatles * Manchester: The Battle for Bob Dylan * Woodstock: A Festival Yes; A Nation No Everybody Get Together * Sharon: Young Americans for Freedom * London: Love Is All You Need * San Francisco: It's Free Because It's Yours! * Greenwich Village: Yippie! * Oakland: The Black Panthers * Delano: Boycott Grapes Turn, Turn, Turn * Saigon: Tet * Atlantic City: From Miss America to Ms. World * Greenwich Village: Stonewall * San Francisco: Summer of Rape Gone to Graveyards * Memphis: The Death of King * Prague: Short Spring * Los Angeles: The Death of Hope * Mexico City: Shooting Students You Say You Want a Revolution? * Berlin: Rudi the Red * New York: Up against the Wall, Motherfucker! * Paris: Absurdists Revolt * London: A Very British Revolution Wilted Flowers * Vatican: Humanae Vitae * Mayfair: Casualties of the Cultural Revolution * People's Park: The Future in a Vacant Lot * San Diego: A Burning Desire to End the War Meet the New Boss * Jakarta: A Perfect Little Coup * Hollywood: Takin' Care of Business * Los Angeles: A Goddamned Electable Person * St. Louis: Curt Flood versus Baseball No Direction Home * Altamont: The Day the Music Died * Chappaquiddick: A Career Drowned * The Moon: Magnificent Desolation * Greenwich Village: You Don't Need a Weatherman * Old Bailey: Another Obscenity Trial * Epitaph: It's Life's Illusions I Recall * Notes * Bibliography * Index
Intends to revisit the Sixties we forgot or somehow failed to witness. This title shows how opportunity was squandered, and why nostalgia for the decade has obscured sordidness and futility. It restores to an era the prevalent disorder and inconvenient truths that longing, wistfulness, and distance have obscured.