The eve of destruction : how 1965 transformed America / James T. Patterson.
- New York : Basic Books, c2012.
xvi, 310 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
- United States -- History -- 1961-1969.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1960-1980.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States.
- Argues that 1965, not 1968, was the most transformative year of the 1960s, discussing attacks on civil rights demonstrators, increased African American militancy, the Watts riots, anti-war protests, and a growing national pessimism.
- High expectations : America in late 1964
Gathering storms : politics and Vietnam in late 1964
LBJ : big man in a big hurry
Out-Roosevelting Roosevelt : Johnson and the Great Society
"Bloody Sunday" : struggles for justice in Selma
Fork in the road : winter escalation in Vietnam
"Maximum feasible participation" : complications on the domestic front
A credibility gap
The times they are a-changin : technology, music, and fights for rights in mid-1965
Bombshell from Saigon
Violence in the streets : Watts and the undermining of liberalism
Eve of destruction : the rise of unease
From crisis to crisis : the Great Society and the challenge of government
America at the end of 1965
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 9780465013586 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0465013589 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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