1968

1968 The Year That Rocked the World

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Synopsis

'A fascinating account…combining the rigour of the historian with the powerful emotions of someone who was a twenty-year-old student at the time' Uncut

It was the year of sex and drugs and rock and roll. But what impact did it have on today's political and social landscape?


It was also the year of the Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy assassinations, the Prague Spring, the Chicago convention, the Tet offensive in Vietnam and the anti-war movement, the student rebellion that paralysed France, civil rights, the beginning of the end for the Soviet Union, and the birth of the women's movement.

With 1968: The Year that Rocked the World, award-winning journalist Mark Kurlansky has written his magnum opus - a cultural and political history of that world-changing year of social upheaval, when television's impact on global events first became apparent, and when simultaneously - in Paris, Prague, London, Berkeley, and all over the globe - uprisings spontaneously occurred. 1968 encompasses the worlds of youth and music, politics, war, economics, assassinations, riots, demonstrations and the media, and shows us how we got to where we are today.

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Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099429623
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 909.826
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 441
Weight: 324g
Height: 197mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 33mm