By Victor Brooks
On New Year’s Day in 1967, the two hundred million americans who lived within the usa have been approximately to adventure a desirable, fascinating, and occasionally bewildering three hundred and sixty five days that for plenty of shaped an iconic section of their lives. even though the arrival yr produced no Black Friday, Pearl Harbor, or Sept. 11 assault, the kingdom nonetheless underwent dramatic alterations in every little thing from aid for the Vietnam struggle to approval of applicants for the 1968 presidential election to attitudes towards intercourse with strangers and what constitutes the established order.
Almost with no major forewarning, american citizens in 1967 witnessed a simultaneous cooling of chilly conflict tensions with the Soviet Union whereas the battle in Vietnam exploded right into a white-hot clash that inflicted approximately 200 American conflict deaths every week. in the meantime, kids at domestic have been alternately hearing the “cool” sound of the Beatle’s new “Sgt. Pepper” album and Jim Morrison’s plea to get ever better in “Light my Fire.” On tv an emotional, passionate James T. Kirk shared an Enterprise bridge with the cool and logical Mr. Spock.
Victor Brooks explores what happened—and at times, didn't happen—to those 2 hundred million americans in a countrywide curler coaster experience that was once the yr 1967. He chronicles a society that proportionally had way more youth than used to be the case 5 many years later, with a broadly publicized iteration hole that produced extra arguments, rigidity, and suffering among old and young americans than any twenty first century counterpart. 1967 is an interesting, wide-ranging exploration together with subject matters starting from the 1st large Bowl, the start of the 1968 presidential crusade, the social effect of the “Summer of affection” in San Francisco, and the yank strive against event in an increasing warfare in Vietnam. The e-book represents a reunion of varieties for child Boomers in addition to a guidebook for more youthful readers on how their elders coped with one of many definitive years of a pivotal decade.
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1967: The Year of Fire and Ice by Victor Brooks