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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 : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 of 70s nuttiness encompasses conspiracy theories, Hollywood thrillers, the Baader-Meinhof gang, sci-fi novelist Philip K. Dicks letters to the FBI denouncing his literary agent  Read more...
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Named Person: Richard M Nixon; Harold Wilson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Wheen
ISBN: 9781586488451 1586488457
OCLC Number: 759725251
Description: 343 s.
Responsibility: Francis Wheen

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A dazzling and disturbing tour of the 1970s, featuring some of the least well-balanced world leaders and would-be revolutionaries in history, told with sizzling wit and affection  Read more...

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