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    DescriptionTo some, 1968 was the year of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Yet it was also the year of the Martin Luther King, Jr., and Bobby Kennedy assassinations; the riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago; Prague Spring; the antiwar movement and the Tet Offensive; Black Power; the generation gap; avant-garde theater; the upsurge of the women's movement; and the beginning of the end for the Soviet Union. In this monumental book, ""Mark Kurlansky brings to teeming life the cultural and political history of that pivotal year, when television's influence on global events first became apparent, and spontaneous uprisings occurred simultaneously around the world. Encompassing the diverse realms of youth and music, politics and war, economics and the media, "1968" shows how twelve volatile months transformed who we were as a people-and led us to where we are today.


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    Title
    1968
    Subtitle
    The Year That Rocked the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Kurlansky
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780345455826
    ISBN 10: 0345455827
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-HP
    DC21: 909.826
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1960
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25570
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    DC22: 909.826
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    DC22: 909.82/6
    LC classification: D848 .K87 2005
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHK
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MP
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    11 January 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Mark Kurlansky is the James A. Beard Award-winning author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World"; "Salt: A World History"; "The Basque History of the World"; "A Chosen Few: The Resurrection of European Jewry"; "A Continent of Islands: Searching for the Caribbean Destiny"; a collection of stories, "The White Man in the Tree"; and a children's book, "The""Cod's Tale"; as well as the editor of "Choice Cuts: A Savory Selection of Food Writing from Around the World and Throughout History." He lives in New York City. "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    "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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    To some, 1968 was the year of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Yet it was also the year of the Martin Luther King, Jr., and Bobby Kennedy assassinations; the riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago; Prague Spring; the antiwar movement and the Tet Offensive; Black Power; the generation gap; avant-garde theater; the upsurge of the women's movement; and the beginning of the end for the Soviet Union. In this monumental book," Mark Kurlansky brings to teeming life the cultural and political history of that pivotal year, when television's influence on global events first became apparent, and spontaneous uprisings occurred simultaneously around the world. Encompassing the diverse realms of youth and music, politics and war, economics and the media, "1968 shows how twelve volatile months transformed who we were as a people-and led us to where we are today.