More than 400 articles chronicling the history, culture, and personalities of the 1960s.
Organised by sections including politics, business, science & health, sports, arts & entertainment, food, and obituaries, this book covers the biggest stories that shaped the 1960s. Articles include coverage of historic events like the Cuban Missile Crisis, the beginning of the Vietnam War, Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream speech, the assassination of President Kennedy, and the moon landing; cultural highlights like the British Invasion, the hippie movement, reviews of movies like Psycho, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and To Kill a Mockingbird and features on music groups like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, The Who, and The Supremes; plus pieces on influential personalities including, Muhammed Ali, Marilyn Monroe, and Betty Friedan and pivotal political figures like John F. Kennedy, Mao Zedong, and Che Guevara.
Rockwell guides readers through the articles he's selected, putting the events into historical context and exploring the impact these events and individuals eventually had on the future.
About the Author
John Rockwell is a journalist music critic and editor. In 1972 he began writing at The New York Times, first as a classical music critic and reporter, then as the paper's chief pop music critic, and, from 1992 to 1994, as the European cultural correspondent. From 1994 to 1998, he served as the first director of the Lincoln Center Festival. He returned to the New York Times to become the editor of the paper's Sunday Arts and Leisure section. In 2004 he was named the chief dance critic.
Series: The New York Times Decades
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st June 2014
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 25.4 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 1.66