The Age of Great Dreams by David Farber
America in the 1960s (American Century Series)

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In this book, David Farber grounds our understanding of the extraordinary history of the 1960s by linking the events of that era to our country's grand projects of previous decades. Farber's important study, based on years of research in archives and oral histories as well as in historical literature, explores Vietnam, the Civil Rights Act, the War on Poverty, the entertainment business, the drug culture, and much more.

 

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David Farber teaches history at the University of New Mexico and is the author of Chicago '68 and co-author, with Beth Bailey, of The First Strange Place: The Alchemy of Race and Sex in World War II Hawaii.
 
Published April 1, 1994 by Hill and Wang. 306 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction

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Some of Farber's points are unsupported--whether ``Cold War hysteria and corporate/suburbia conformity'' were really widely discussed among the late-50's intelligentsia is debatable, and as he segues from the Beatles to school prayer, from school busing to Watergate, the sweep of events chronicle...

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