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, interesting, and occasionally bewildering 12 months that for lots of shaped an iconic element of their lives. although the arrival 12 months produced no Black Friday, Pearl Harbor, or September 11 assault, the kingdom nonetheless underwent dramatic alterations in every thing from aid for the Vietnam warfare to approval of applicants for the 1968 presidential election to attitudes towards intercourse with strangers and what constitutes the established order.
Almost with out major forewarning, american citizens in 1967 witnessed a simultaneous cooling of chilly warfare tensions with the Soviet Union whereas the battle in Vietnam exploded right into a white-hot clash that inflicted approximately 2 hundred American conflict deaths per week. in the meantime, adolescents 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 larger 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 every so often, didn't happen—to those 2 hundred million americans in a countrywide curler coaster trip that used to be the yr 1967. He chronicles a society that proportionally had way more youngsters than used to be the case 5 many years later, with a extensively publicized iteration hole that produced extra arguments, rigidity, and pain among old and young americans than any twenty first century counterpart. 1967 is an engaging, wide-ranging exploration together with themes starting from the 1st large Bowl, the start of the 1968 presidential crusade, the social impression of the “Summer of affection” in San Francisco, and the yank strive against event in an increasing warfare in Vietnam. The booklet 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