America in White, Black, and Gray by Klaus P. Fischer
A History of the Stormy 1960s

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From the reviews of Nazi Germany

"The best one-volume history of the Third Reich available.It fills a void which has existed for a long time and it will probably become the basic text for generations of students."—Walter Laqueur

"An indispensable, compellingly readable political, military and social history of the Third Reich."—Publishers Weekly

From the reviews of History of an Obsession

"This is truly a significant work, for Fischer gives a balanced account of a complex subject, making it painfully clear just how Germany became capable of genocide." — Booklist

"Fischer writes with a clear mastery of both primary and secondary sources. Synthesizing a wide spectrum of literature into a fine, scholarly work." — Library Journal

No decade since the end of World War II has been as seminal in its historical significance as the 1960s. That stormy period unleashed a host of pent-up social and generational conflicts that had not been experienced since the Civil War: intense racial and ethnic strife, cold war terror, the Vietnam War, counter-cultural protests, controversial social engineering, and political rancor.

Numerous studies on various aspects of these issues have been written over the past 35 years, but few have so successfully integrated the many-sided components into a coherent, synthetic, and reliable book that combines good storytelling with sound scholarly analysis. The main materials covered will be the Kennedy and Johnson presidencies; the Civil Rights movement; the Vietnam War and the protest it generated; the New Left, student radicals, and Black student militancy; and, finally, the counter-cultural side of the 60s: hippies, sex and Rock 'n' Roll.

 

About Klaus P. Fischer

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Klaus Fischer is a cultural historian of Modern Europe with expertise in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. Born in Germany in 1942, he arrived in the United States in 1959 as a 17-year-old emigrant. He attended Arizona State University and then the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received his PhD in 1972. He is the author of Nazi Germany: A New History and The History of an Obsession: German Judeophobia and the Holocaust.
 
Published May 30, 2007 by Continuum International Publishing Group. 466 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction

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Unlike many 1960s books that cover the years between 1968 and 1972, Fischer's (Nazi Germany: A New History) sprawling, tirelessly researched and opinionated new history takes in the whole epoch, with backward glances to the preceding decades.

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