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He does so with a clear eye for their idealism and their earnestness as well as their excess.
His book at its best when Gitlin steps back and gives both a personal and academic view of how events unfolded, with analysis.
These and other reasons make the book well worth reading for anyone interested in U.S. culture.
This Book Has To Many Words..
Found It In My Local Bus And Read Only Two
Pages. I Thought I Would Smart But It's Too Boring.
In good condition! This was used for a very important paper I had to write. Good book for my collection.Published 2 months ago by Omid Ghoreyan
The shipping was not lightning speed but nothing worth having is. This book is supposed to go into all of the issues that were happening in the 1960's and how they shaped what has... Read morePublished 3 months ago by cerwin2
The title of the book suggested a broader assessment of the sixties which is why I chose it. It does provide an interesting history of the Students For A Democratic Society (SDS)... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Dale Speetzen
This book is thick with very small print. After reviewing the intro and chapters I chose to let my own empirical experiences of the 60's remain as they are. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Charles M
There is an old curse which goes, "May you live in interesting times." For many of the "over 30" generation that era was "interesting," while for the rest of us, it was scary and... Read morePublished 12 months ago by WJA Attiberry
Overall this book is pretty boring but some parts (particularly the parts about drugs and music) are pretty interesting. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Tor-dizzle
Todd Gitlin is also the author of books such as The Whole World Is Watching: Mass Media in the Making and Unmaking of the New Left, With a New Preface, The Twilight of Common... Read morePublished on April 16, 2012 by Steven H. Propp
The Sixties is a vivid account of a turbulent era by one of the leaders of the "New Left" who played an important role in the anti-war movement. Read morePublished on October 4, 2004 by Jeffrey Morseburg