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The eve of destruction : how 1965 transformed America

Author: James T Patterson
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2012.
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Of all the changes that have swept across America in the past century, perhaps none have been as swift or dramatic as those that transpired in the 1960s. The United States entered the decade still flush with postwar triumphalism, but left it profoundly changed: shaken by a disastrous foreign war and unhinged by domestic social revolutions and countercultural movements that would define the nation's character,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Patterson, James T.
Eve of Destruction : How 1965 Transformed America.
New York : Basic Books, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James T Patterson
ISBN: 9780465033485 0465033482
OCLC Number: 818818425
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: PREFACE 1965: Hinge for the Sixties; 1. High Expectations: America in Late 1964; 2. Gathering Storms: Politics and Vietnam in Late 1964; 3. LBJ: Big Man in a Big Hurry; 4. Out-Roosevelting Roosevelt: Johnson and the Great Society; 5. Bloody Sunday: Struggles for Justice in Selma; 6. Fork in the Road: Escalation in Vietnam; 7. ""Maximum Feasible Participation"" Complications on the Domestic Front; 8. A Credibility Gap; 9. ""The Times They Are A-Changin"" Technology, Music, and Fights for RIghts in Mid-1965; 10. Bombshell from Saigon. 11. Violence in the Streets: Watts and the Undermining of Liberalism12. Eve of Destruction: The Rise of Unease; 13. From Crisis to Crisis: The Great Society and the Challenge of Government; 14. America at the End of 1965; Epilogue: 1966 and the Later Sixties; Acknowledgments; Notes; A Note on Sources; Index.
Responsibility: James T. Patterson.

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A Prize-winning historian narrates the conflicts that transformed the nation during the 1960s, proving that the crucial upheaval came not in 1968, but in 1965.  Read more...

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