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By John Greene

Greene sketches the well known gamers of the period—John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Betty Friedan—bringing each one to existence with sophisticated aspect. He introduces the reader to lesser-known incidents of the last decade and provides clean and persuasive insights on lots of its watershed occasions. Greene argues that the civil rights stream all started in 1955 following the demise of Emmett until; that many accomplishments credited to Kennedy have been established upon fantasy, now not ancient truth, and that his presidency was once faraway from winning; that every of the pursuits of the period—civil rights, scholars, antiwar, ethnic nationalism—were all started by way of younger intellectuals and at last pushed to failure via activists who had varied targets in brain; and that the "counterculture," which has been glorified in today’s media as a band of rock-singing hippies, had its roots in probably the most provocative social taking into account the postwar interval. Greene chronicles the last decade in a thematic demeanour, devoting person chapters to such matters because the legacy of the fifties, the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, the civil rights events, and the conflict in Vietnam. Combining an engrossing narrative with clever research, the United States within the Sixties enriches our realizing of that pivotal era.

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