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By John Greene

Greene sketches the well known gamers of the period—John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Betty Friedan—bringing each one to existence with sophisticated element. He introduces the reader to lesser-known incidents of the last decade and gives clean and persuasive insights on lots of its watershed occasions. Greene argues that the civil rights circulation begun in 1955 following the dying of Emmett until eventually; that many accomplishments credited to Kennedy have been dependent upon fable, no longer ancient truth, and that his presidency used to be faraway from profitable; that every of the activities of the period—civil rights, scholars, antiwar, ethnic nationalism—were all started via younger intellectuals and finally pushed to failure through activists who had assorted pursuits in brain; and that the "counterculture," which has been glorified in today’s media as a band of rock-singing hippies, had its roots in one of the most provocative social taking into consideration the postwar interval. Greene chronicles the last decade in a thematic demeanour, devoting person chapters to such matters because the legacy of the fifties, the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, the civil rights events, and the struggle in Vietnam. Combining an engrossing narrative with clever research, the USA within the Sixties enriches our realizing of that pivotal era.

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