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The Sixties Unplugged - Gerard J. DeGroot
Call Number: D 1053 .D4 2008 SoPo
ISBN: 9780674027862
An object lesson in the distortions nostalgia can create

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The Sixties - Jenny Diski
Call Number: DA 589.4 .D57 2009 Lew
ISBN: 9780312427214
An alternative take on the 1960s

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Visions of the '60s : The images that define the decade - editor, Kelly Knauer
Call Number: E 841 .V57 2010 SoPo
ISBN: 9781603201100
Presents the most memorable people, events, and moments in the United States from the nineteen sixties...

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America in the sixties - John Robert Greene
Call Number: E 841 .G65 2010
ISBN: 0815632762
Publication Date: 2010
Provides insights into the social discontent brewing in the 1950s, the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations, Johnson's Great Society, the civil rights and other protest movements, and trends in the mainstream and counter-culture.

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Expecting to fly : a sixties reckoning - Martha Tod Dudman
Call Number: CT 275 .D876626 A3 2004
ISBN: 0743247736
Dudman re-creates her own wild ride through the turbulent Sixties.

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"Takin' it to the streets" : a sixties reader - Alexander Bloom and Wini Breines, eds.
Call Number: E 841 .T28 2011
ISBN: 9780195368352
Publication Date: 2011
Comprehensive collection of primary documents from the 1960s


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What they were reading

1960: Growing Up Absurd, by Paul Goodman; Hawaii by James Michener

1961: Catch-22, by Joseph Heller; Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein; The Last of the Just by André Schwarz-Bart; The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone; Franny and Zooey by J. D. Sallinger

1962: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey; Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter; A Shade of Difference by Allen Drury; Seven Days in May by Fletcher Knebel

1963: The Feminine Mystique, by Betty Friedan; The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin; V., by Thomas Pynchon; Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters by J. D. Sallinger; The Glass Blowers by Daphne du Maurier; The Shoes of the Fisherman by Morris West; The Group by Mary McCarthy 

1964: Candy, by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg; One-Dimensional Man, by Herbert Marcuse; Understanding Media, by Marshall McLuhan; The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré ; The Rector of Justin by Louis Auchincloss; Herzog by Saul Bellow

1965: The Autobiography of Malcolm X, by Malcolm X and Alex Haley; Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman; The Source by James Michener 

1966: Ariel, by Sylvia Plath; Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me, by Richard Fariña; Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann; The Secret of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton

1967: The Arrangement by Elia Kazan; The Eighth Day by Thornton Wilder; The Chosen by Chiam Potok; The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron

1968: The Armies of the Night, by Norman Mailer; Soul on Ice, by Eldridge Cleaver; The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, by Tom Wolfe; The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge, by Carlos Castaneda; Airport by Arthur Hailey; Couples by John Updike; The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes

1969: Slaughterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut; Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth; The Love Machine by Jacqueline Susann; The Godfather by Mario Puzo


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