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The Year Everything Changed

Published by Skyhorse
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Woodstock, the moon landing, Charles Manson, Richard Nixon, the Vietnam War, and more. A must-read for baby boomers and the generations that came after!

Here is a rich, comprehensive narrative, chronicling an unparalleled year in American society in all its explosive ups and downs. 1969. The very mention of this year summons indelible memories.

  • Woodstock and Altamont.
  • Charles Manson and the Zodiac Killer.
  • The televised moon landing
  • Ted Kennedy’s address after Chappaquiddick.
  • The Amazin’ Mets and Broadway Joe’s Jets.
  • The Stonewall Riots and the Days of Rage.
  • The first punk and metal albums hit the airwaves.
  • Swinger culture became chic.
  • The Santa Barbara oil slick and Cuyahoga River fire
  • The My Lai massacre inspired impassioned debate on the Vietnam War.
  • Richard Nixon spoke of “The Silent Majority” while John and Yoko urged us to “Give Peace a Chance.”
  • And more!

In this rich and comprehensive narrative, Rob Kirkpatrick chronicles an unparalleled year in American society in all its explosive ups and downs.

About The Author

Rob Kirkpatrick is a literary agent, editor, and author. He is the author of Magic in the Night: The Words and Music of Bruce Springsteen and Cecil Travis of the Washington Senators, and the editor of The Quotable Sixties. His creative writing has been published by Aethlon and Slow Trains. He has published the books of many well-known authors.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Skyhorse (January 15, 2009)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781602393660

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