America in the Sixties is part of the America in the Twentieth Century series. This book was written for use as a college textbook, however it could easily be read and enjoyed by any adult with an interest in this decade, regardless of age or education. Greene covers this turbulent era largely from a political perspective. He offers us a fairly in-depth look at the presidents, the racial wars and civil rights movement, the various student movements, the women's liberation movement, and the start of the gay rights movement. He also touches on the social effects of all this, as well as how television, movies and music evolved during the decade.
This is not your typical dry, college textbook. Greene does not offer us an array of dates and dull facts to memorize. Nor does he feed us information we've been saturated with over the years. Instead, Greene offers a fresh look at perhaps the most meaningful decade of the twentieth century and he does so with a writing style that manages to entertain as well as educate.
** I was given the opportunity to read/review this book by the publisher, Syracuse University Pres, through NetGalley.com. **