1969

The Year Everything Changed

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About The Book

In 1969, man landed on the moon; the “Miracle Mets” captivated sports fans; students took over college campuses and demonstrators battled police; America witnessed the Woodstock music festival; Hollywood produced Easy Rider; Kurt Vonnegut published Slaughterhouse-Five; punk music was born; and there was murder at Altamont Speedway. Compelling, timely, and a blast to read, 1969 chronicles the year in culture and society, sports, music, film, politics, and technology. This rich, comprehensive history is perfect for those who survived 1969 or for those who simply want to feel as though they did.

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 24, 2011)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781626366183

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Raves and Reviews

“A compelling account of the historic year.” —History Channel

“Kirkpatrick treats the tumultuous events of 1969 with the skills of a journalist, a historian, a sociologist, and a sportswriter … Nostalgic for some, revelatory for others, this is a worthy addition to the literature of the 1960s.” —Library Journal

"The year, and a book, that defined an era…The subtitle of his new book, 1969: The Year Everything Changed, may sound hyperbolic, but Kirkpatrick makes a good case that it was a year ‘of landmark achievements, cataclysmic episodes and generation-defining events.'" —USA Today

“A compelling account of the historic year.” —History Channel

“Kirkpatrick treats the tumultuous events of 1969 with the skills of a journalist, a historian, a sociologist, and a sportswriter … Nostalgic for some, revelatory for others, this is a worthy addition to the literature of the 1960s.” —Library Journal

"The year, and a book, that defined an era…The subtitle of his new book, 1969: The Year Everything Changed, may sound hyperbolic, but Kirkpatrick makes a good case that it was a year ‘of landmark achievements, cataclysmic episodes and generation-defining events.'" —USA Today

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