Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
8.2 X 5.6 X 0.9 in
24 Jan 2011
In 1969, man landed on the moon; the “Miracle Mets” captivated sports fans;
students took over college campuses and demonstrators battled police; America
witnessed the Woodstock music festival; Hollywood produced Easy Rider
Vonnegut published Slaughterhouse-Five
; punk music was born; and there was
murder at Altamont Speedway. Compelling, timely, and a blast to read, 1969
chronicles the year in culture and society, sports, music, film, politics, and technology.
This rich, comprehensive history is perfect for those who survived 1969
or for those who simply want to feel as though they did.
“Kirkpatrick makes a good case that 1969 was a year of landmark
achievements, cataclysmic episodes and generation-defining events.”—USA Today
is a senior editor with Thomas Dunne Books at St. Martin’s Press. He is the author of 1969, The Quotable Sixties
, Cecil Travis of the Washington Senators
, and Magic in the Night: The Words and Music of Bruce Springsteen
. He lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
HISTORY / Social History