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[ Pdf 1969: The Year Everything Changed ↠´ 2nd-grade PDF ] by Rob Kirkpatrick ↠´ I was brain dead in the 1960s I was an intelligent young man, near the top of my high school class But I was brain dead I was oblivious to most of the things going on around me the things that have shaped our world I knew little of the hippie movement, the Cuban missile crisis, the rise of Stones style rock and roll, the beginnings of the Super Bowl, the burgeoning of the NY Mets, or the seminal movies of the era I liked the Beatles, Peter, Paul and Mary, and Barbra Streisand I read novels voraciously, and I bought Playboy and Esquire by the dozens at the local used book store But still, I remained ignorant So I ve spent the ensuing years catching up on the era that silently shaped my life, shaped US history, and made a profound imp For The Fortieth Anniversary Of , Rob Kirkpatrick Takes A Look Back At A Year When America Witnessed Many Of The Biggest Landmark Achievements, Cataclysmic Episodes, And Generation Defining Events In Recent History Was The Year That Saw Apollo Land On The Moon, The Cinderella Stories Of Joe Namath S Jets And The Miracle Mets, The Harvard Student Strike And Armed Standoff At Cornell, The People S Park Riots, The First Artificial Heart Transplant And First Computer Network Connection, The Manson Family Murders And Cryptic Zodiac Killer Letters, The Woodstock Music Festival, Easy Rider, Kurt Vonnegut S Slaughterhouse Five, The Battle Of Hamburger Hill, The Birth Of Punk Music, The Invasion Of Led Zeppelin, The Occupation Of Alcatraz, Death At Altamont Speedway, And Much It Was A Year That Pushed Boundaries On Stage Oh Calcutta, Screen Midnight Cowboy , And The Printed Page Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex , Witnessed The Genesis Of The Gay Rights Movement At Stonewall, And Started The Era Of The No Fault Divorce Richard Nixon Became President, The New Left Squared Off Against The Silent Majority, William Ayers Co Founded The Weatherman Organization, And The Nationwide Moratorium Provided A Unifying Force In The Peace MovementCompelling, Timely, And Quite Simply A Blast To Read, Chronicles The Year Through All Its Ups And Downs, In Culture And Society, Sports, Music, Film, Politics, And Technology This Is A Book For Those Who Survived , Or For Those Who Simply Want To Feel As Alive As Those Who Lived Through This Time Of Amazing Upheaval For me, the year 1969 began with my last semester of high school, which was forgettable because I was already accepted into college I spent the hot summer of 1969 working in my father s factory to earn some spending cash and in the fall I started a new life at college in Cleveland, where my teachers challenged every middle class idea and capability I thought I had I was in my own world, living without a clue to what was happening in the US and the world.
I learned the details about what I was missing from reading 1969 The Year Everything Changed Richard Nixon was president, bringing the kind of madness to politics that was unmatched until the election of Donald Twitter Trump Nixon ordered the covert bombing of Cambodia and downplayed the massacre of Vietnamese women and children at My Lai, a story uncovered by inve Author Rob Kirkpatrick was about the same age as I was in 1969, which means he was likely to be eating crayons than dropping acid like so many of the people mentioned in this book Despite this, one of the strengths of 1969 The Year Everything Changed is the authoritative voice Kirkpatrick uses, lending a you are there feel to many of the events that are recounted.
Dividing the book into the four seasons doesn t really add much to the book, but having devoted sections on politics, entertainment, sports and major events helps color in what the U.
S was like nearly five decades ago.
There are the stunning achievements, like the July moon landing, but the year is marked by strife the ongoing Vietnam war that Nixon inherited, racial violence, studen I was brain dead in the 1960s I was an intelligent young man, near the top of my high school class But I was brain dead I was oblivious to most of the things going on around me the things that have shaped our world I knew little of the hippie movement, the Cuban missile crisis, the rise of Stones style rock and roll, the beginnings of the Super Bowl, the burgeoning of the NY Mets, or the seminal movies of the era I liked the Beatles, Peter, Paul and Mary, and Barbra Streisand I read novels voraciously, and I bought Playboy and Esquire by the dozens at the local used book store But still, I remained ignorant So I ve spent the ensuing years catching up on the era that silently shaped my life, shaped US history, and made a profound imp What is the old standard joke about the Sixties That if you remember them, you didn t do it right Meaning you didn t indulge in the drug culture Well, I remembered all the BIG topics of this book but not many of the details My excuse, however, was that in 1969 I had a newborn to pay attention to That said, I really did learn a lot about the year that I did not know Some of it I wish I still didn t know about while some of it just refreshed the fear and anger and frustration of those days.
What is the old standard joke about the Sixties That if you remember them, you didn t do it right Meaning you didn t indulge in the drug culture Well, I remembered all the BIG topics of this book but not many of the details My excuse, however, was that in 1969 I had a newborn to pay attention to That said, I really did learn a lot about the year that I did not know Some of it I wish I still didn t know about while some of it just refreshed the fear and anger and frustration of those days.
Everyone knows the 60 s were a revolutionary time in America It was the decade when JFK ushered in a new generation of political promise, the U.
S put a man on the moon and the Beatles and Height Ashbury begat hippies, psychedelics and power to the people.
But it was the year 1969 that capped off the decade and brought many of its ideas to a crashing end Author Rob Kirkpatrick chose to zone in on the events of that year which, just two years after the summer of love, conspired to end the hippie dippy era peace, love, dove through the politics of the Vietnam War, the Tate LaBianca murders, the lunar landing, the first Boeing 747, the breakup of the Beatles and the death by Hell s Angels at the Rolling Stone s Altamont festival.
Like a news journalist, Kirkpatr It was an amazing year So many things signaled the end of the Sixties I turned 13 became a teenager that summer Looking back, I am very aware of some of the events of 1969, but only vaguely aware of others In January, the Jets beat the Colts in Super Bowl III, Nixon was inaugurated, and the Santa Barbara oil spill still the third largest domestic spill occurred In May, The Who s Tommy was released in the U.
S and the film Midnight Cowboy was released In late June, the Stonewall riots took place in NYC In July, the iconic film Easy Rider was released in that same month Mary Jo Kopechne died in a car driven by Ted Kennedy and just two days later Neil Armstrong walked on the moon In early August, Sharon Tate and several others were murdered by the Manson family The Woodstock festival began on August 15 and, just before it was over, Hur This is the book equivalent of a survey course, covering crime, politics, music, movies, literature, sports and major events of the year 1969 It is relentlessly US Centric you won t hear a peep about any other country unless it s Vietnam At it s best, this survey approach introduces the reader to lesser known topics, like the Native American occupation of Alcatraz or the rise of MC5 At it s worst, 1969 rehashes topics by quoting from deathless sources like Wikisource or Salon magazine.
That was part of the fascination for me 1969 is a triumph of secondary research Kirkpatrick read many a book and magazine article, fearlessly watched DVDs of documentaries and most challenging of all, watched a few movies and listened to a few albums It s a shame he didn t actually talk to anyone who was there It s not like he was writing about 1669.
T This book did just what its blurb claimed it chronicled events from 1969 that the author deemed significant and tried to give the reader a sense of the over all mood and culture in the U.
S.
A at this point in time I feel he went into too much detail on some things for example, the history of certain bands, which I just skimmed, and the sports stories, most of which I skipped over completely and not enough detail on other things This is admittedly very subjective though what s too much or too little for you depends of course on your particular interests and prior knowledge He did a fairly good job of tying things together to paint a sociological portrait of the time but he left me wanting in that respect.
A mixed bag for sure, but contains some worthwhile material It s not unlike reading through bound copies of vintage TIME and NEWSWEEK magazines in the basement of a library.
Slapped together tour of a really interesting year If you know the history and can recognize some of the numerous inaccuracies none immense in themselves, but cumulatively enough to undercut it even as chronicle history , it s not a bad read But the balance is way off tortuous details on the New York Mets, plot summaries of many movies, tabloid coverage of the Manson murders and the Zodiac killer Was useful for reminding me not to forget about some non charting music MC5, Stooges that was part of the mix.
For me, the year 1969 began with my last semester of high school, which was forgettable because I was already accepted into college I spent the hot summer of 1969 working in my father s factory to earn some spending cash and in the fall I started a new life at college in Cleveland, where my teachers challenged every middle class idea and capability I thought I had I was in my own world, living without a clue to what was happening in the US and the world.
I learned the details about what I was missing from reading 1969 The Year Everything Changed Richard Nixon was president, bringing the kind of madness to politics that was unmatched until the election of Donald Twitter Trump Nixon ordered the covert bombing of Cambodia and downplayed the massacre of Vietnamese women and children at My Lai, a story uncovered by inve

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