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Uncovering the Sixties: The Life and Times of the Underground Press (Citadel Underground Series) Paperback – June, 1991

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The underground press of the '60s, the object of veteran journalist Abe Peck's fine book, both chronicled and precipitated some of the era's weirder moments. Peck traces the underground's origins to, strangely enough, Mad magazine, and he goes on to document the fortunes of papers such as the Los Angeles Free Press and The East Village Other, which offered as serious commentary such statements as, "Lyndon Baines is squirting the best blood of America into a creep scene." Peck draws on extensive interviews with writers, readers, and publishers of the underground press, out of which came some of today's most notable newspapers and magazines, among them Village Voice and Rolling Stone.
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Product Details

  • Series: Citadel Underground Series
  • Paperback: 378 pages
  • Publisher: Citadel Pr; First Edition edition (June 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0806512253
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806512259
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,449,344 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A valuable and enlightening account of how the underground press came about, and how it worked, by someone who was the chief editor of the famed Chicago Seed. Most Boomers, and many Milennials will find this account fascinating and revelatory.
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I really enjoyed these memories and realized how much I missed the underground papers of the 60s and 70s, papers destroyed by the FBI which "conducted surveillance and disruption activities on the underground press in the United States, including a campaign to destroy the alternative agency Liberation News Service. As part of its COINTELPRO designed to discredit and infiltrate radical New Left groups, the FBI also launched phony underground newspapers..."
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I lived in Berkeley during the sixties. This book brings back memories and fills in many details.
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