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The Sixties Unplugged By Gerard DeGroot

The Sixties Unplugged

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A vividly readable, powerfully argued revisionist history of the 1960s

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The Sixties Unplugged: A Kaleidoscopic History of a Disorderly Decade by Gerard DeGroot

The 1960s is a decade often seen through a rose-tinted lens: an era when the young would not only rule the world but change it, too, for the better. But does such fond nostalgia really stand up? Vivid, rich in anecdote, sometimes angry and always persuasive, The Sixties Unplugged is a hugely entertaining and authoritative account of the decade of myth and madness. Read it and remember that even if you weren't there, you can still find out what really happened.

'A fabulous history of the decade that lacks the usual nostalgia. Gerard DeGroot explores the period with all its horrors from the Chinese Cultural Revolution to the failure of the super powers in the Six-Day War. He does catalogue the free love and flower power festivals but in sharp contrast to the ethnic cleansing in Jakarta and the real threat of nuclear war. This is a really important book to put perspective on such a formative decade and remove some of the romance.' The Bookseller

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About Gerard DeGroot


Gerard de Groot is Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews, where he has taught in 1985. An American by birth, de Groot came to the UK in 1980. He is the author of several highly acclaimed books on the history of the twentieth century, including The Bomb: A Life, which won the RUSI Westminster Medal, awarded in Britain to the best book published in the English language on a war or military topic. He is a regular contributor to a wide range of newpapers and journals. He lives in Scotland with his family.

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GOR001721424
The Sixties Unplugged: A Kaleidoscopic History of a Disorderly Decade by Gerard DeGroot
Gerard DeGroot
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2009-04-03
528
0330441728
9780330441728
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