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100 days : how four events in 1969 shaped America / Harlan Lebo.

Author/Creator:
Lebo, Harlan author.
Other Title:
One hundred days, how four events in 1969 shaped America
How four events in 1969 shaped America
Publication:
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 331 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects:
United States -- History -- 1961-1969.
Nineteen sixty-nine, A.D.
United States -- Civilization -- 1945-
United States -- Social conditions -- 1960-1980.
Civilization.
Nineteen sixty-nine, A.D.
Social conditions.
United States.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"Some events that transform a nation are frozen in time. Others pass with little public awareness, and we only appreciate their momentous nature long after they occur. Regardless, these events are few and--almost always--far between. But in 1969, four such events took place within the span of only 100 days. In this book, cultural historian Harlan Lebo looks back at the first moon landing, the Manson family murders, Woodstock, and the birth of the Internet to tell the story of how each event shaped the nation and how we perceive ourselves. Loaded with captivating anecdotes and insights based on extensive interviews with eyewitnesses and participants, to provide historical insight and contemporary context, 100 Days will fascinate readers who seek a deeper appreciation of how four seemingly unrelated events shaped America's emergence as the nation we have become." -- Amazon.com.
Contents:
Four events that shaped America, with only 100 days from first to last
Part 1. Moon
Challenging the impossible
More than bold predictions
That irresistible charisma
The sight of whizzing flashes
Beep
A dull thud
Three steps ahead of a pack of hounds
No choice but to be pioneers
Go
A magnificent sight
A sense of possibilities
Counterculture
Part 2. Manson
Like moths to a flame
Mesmerized
A carnival ride to the apocalypse
Part 3. Woodstock
Grasshoppers in the grain fields
Overtaken by the feeling
Coming from a dream
Part 4. Internet
Color and flash
"Lo"
How to move the world from the right place
Gaining momentum
On hold
Pumpkins and mice
All the heavy lifting
Dissolving containers.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781538125915
1538125919
9781538125922
OCLC:
1056198357
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