A Hard Rain

A Hard Rain

America in the 1960s, Our Decade of Hope, Possibility, and Innocence Lost

Book - 2018
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"Frye Gaillard has given us a deeply personal history, bringing his keen storyteller's eye to this pivotal time in American life. He explores the competing story arcs of tragedy and hope through the political and social movements of the times - civil rights, Black Power, Women's Liberation, the Vietnam War and the protests against it. But he also examines the cultural manifestations of change--music, literature, art, religion, and science--and so we meet not only the Brothers Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X, but also Gloria Steinem, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Harper Lee, Mister Rogers, Rachel Carson, James Baldwin, Andy Warhol, Billy Graham, Thomas Merton, George Wallace, Richard Nixon, Angela Davis, Barry Goldwater, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and the Berrigan Brothers. "There are many different ways to remember the sixties," Gaillard writes, "and this is mine. There was in these years the sense of a steady unfolding of time, as if history were on a forced march, and the changes spread to every corner of our lives. As future generations debate the meaning (and I seek to do some of that here), I hope to offer a sense of how it felt. I have tried to provide within these pages one writer's reconstruction and remembrance of a transcendent era--one that, for better or worse, lives with us still."--
Publisher: Montgomery :, NewSouth Books,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781588383440
Branch Call Number: 973.922 GA
Characteristics: xvi, 687 pages ; 25 cm


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