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Strange days indeed : the 1970s : the golden age of paranoia

Author: Francis Wheen
Publisher: New York : BBS/PublicAffairs, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A look back at the 1970s describes the paranoia of the era, examining the anxieties and odd behavior of world leaders and the spread of urban guerrillas and terrorist groups. The 1970s is the most deranged of decades in this rollicking, lurid retrospective. Taking Richard Nixons paranoid persecution complex as the periods zeitgeist, Wheen finds it everywhere. Along with an amusing rehash of Watergate, his panorama  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Richard M Nixon; Harold Wilson; Richard M Nixon; Harold Wilson; Richard M Nixon; Harold Wilson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Wheen
ISBN: 9781586488451 1586488457
OCLC Number: 435418528
Description: 343 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : The paranoia blues --
Sleepless nights --
Stick it to the end, sir --
Going underground --
Madmen in theory and practice --
Days of the jackals --
Such harmonious madness --
Eternal vigilance --
Crossing the psychic frontier --
The road to ruritania --
Lords of the beasts and fishes --
Morbid symptoms --
In the jungle labyrinth --
Conclusion : Let's do the time warp again.
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