"A knowing and highly readable narrative."--Evan Thomas in The Washington Post"Isserman and Kazin write with a marvelous mix of poignancy and wit. They take seriously the grand dreams of the era and they feel the loss of shattered hopes. They are also willing to poke fun at the decade's excesses."-- Reviews in American History"An engaging account of a decade whose divisions characterize us to this day and whose triumphs continue to inspire us. An excellent introduction to the period."--The Boston Book Review"Good historical writing consists not least in the capacity to convey the spirit of a time, the thoughts and feelings of its actors, and the passions hidden behind the silence of the majority. The historians Maurice Isserman and Michael Kazin are masters of this metier."--Die Zeit"Students, and surely the general reader, will profit greatly from this concise text, with no revisionist ax to grind and with a truly national perspective."--The San Francisco Chronicle"The level of detail in the book is just right, not getting in the way of narrative momentum, yet providing plenty for students to chew on.Overall, in terms of coverage and analytic bite, the book is the best--I'm tempted to say the only--choice for teachers seeking a work on the sixties."--David Hunt, University of Massachusetts, Boston"
About the Author
Maurice Isserman is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of History at Hamilton College, and is the author of If I Had a Hammer: The Death of the Old Left and the Birth of the New Left. He lives in upstate New York. Michael Kazin is Professor of History at Georgetown University, and is the author of The Populist Persuasion: An American History and Barons of Labor. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
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