1968 in America

by Charles Kaiser
Category: "U.S. History - Political"
Pages:256
Year of Publication:1988
Date Added:08/31/2012
Date Read:08/31/2012
Notes:Subtitle: Music, Politics, Chaos, Counterculture, and the Shaping of a Generation

A history of the year with a large emphasis on the Kennedys and the attempt by Gene McCarthy to win the Democratic Nomination. It also covered popular music, Martin Luther King's murder, riots in Chicago and bits and pieces of other stuff.
My Rating: 5

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Review - 1968 in America

I wanted to know more about the year, and I do. But for such a short book, it spent way too much time on McCarthy and not nearly enough on Vietnam and other stuff. The author had a decided liberal bent and presented the whole thing as the rise of courage on the part of those who bucked societal norms. Of course some of this is true, but there was a lot of excess and a lot of pure trash mixed in.
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