The Sixties (Paperback)

Years of Hope, Days of Rage

By Todd Gitlin

Bantam, 9780553372120, 544pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 1993

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Description

Say “the Sixties” and the images start coming, images of a time when all authority was defied and millions of young Americans thought they could change the world—either through music, drugs, and universal love or by “putting their bodies on the line” against injustice and war.

Todd Gitlin, the highly regarded writer, media critic, and professor of sociology at  the University of California, Berkeley, has written an authoritative and compelling account of this supercharged decade—a decade he helped shape as an early president of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and an organizer of the first national demonstration against the Vietnam war. Part critical history, part personal memoir, part celebration, and part meditation, this critically acclaimed work resurrects a generation on all its glory and tragedy.


About the Author

Todd Gitlin, an American author of sixteen books, is a professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Whole World Is Watching and Inside Prime Time, and a novel, The Murder of Albert Einstein, as well as editor of Watching Television. His articles on politics and culture have appeared in the New York TimesHarper’sThe NationMother JonesThe New RepublicDissentTikkun, and many other periodicals and newspapers.