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By Victor Brooks

ISBN-10: 1510716769

ISBN-13: 9781510716766

Blazing sizzling meets icy cool in a momentous yr in US history

On New Year’s Day in 1967, the 2 hundred million americans who lived within the usa have been approximately to event a desirable, interesting, and occasionally bewildering 365 days that for plenty of shaped an iconic element of their lives. although the arrival yr produced no Black Friday, Pearl Harbor, or Sept. 11 assault, the country nonetheless underwent dramatic alterations in every little thing from help for the Vietnam battle to approval of applicants for the 1968 presidential election to attitudes towards intercourse with strangers and what constitutes the established order.

Almost with out major forewarning, americans in 1967 witnessed a simultaneous cooling of chilly struggle tensions with the Soviet Union whereas the battle in Vietnam exploded right into a white-hot clash that inflicted approximately 2 hundred American conflict deaths every week. in the meantime, kids at domestic have been alternately hearing the “cool” sound of the Beatle’s new “Sgt. Pepper” album and Jim Morrison’s plea to get ever better in “Light my Fire.” On tv an emotional, passionate James T. Kirk shared an Enterprise bridge with the cool and logical Mr. Spock.

Victor Brooks explores what happened—and often times, didn't happen—to those 200 million american citizens in a countrywide curler coaster trip that used to be the 12 months 1967. He chronicles a society that proportionally had way more kids than was once the case 5 many years later, with a generally publicized iteration hole that produced extra arguments, rigidity, and suffering among old and young american citizens than any twenty first century counterpart. 1967 is an interesting, wide-ranging exploration together with issues starting from the 1st tremendous Bowl, the start of the 1968 presidential crusade, the social influence of the “Summer of affection” in San Francisco, and the yankee wrestle adventure in an increasing warfare in Vietnam. The e-book represents a reunion of varieties for child Boomers in addition to a guidebook for more youthful readers on how their elders coped with one of many definitive years of a pivotal decade.

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