Reviews

Author: 
Benjamin Klein, ed.
Reviewer: 
Thomas B. Weyant

Weyant on Klein, 'Irwin Klein and the New Settlers: Photographs of Counterculture in New Mexico'


Benjamin Klein, ed. Irwin Klein and the New Settlers: Photographs of Counterculture in New Mexico. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016. 192 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-8510-1.

Reviewed by Thomas B. Weyant (University of Akron)
Published on H-1960s (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Zachary J. Lechner

Depicting Freak Communards in the Southwest

Author: 
Nicole Hemmer
Reviewer: 
Seth Offenbach

Offenbach on Hemmer, 'Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics'


Nicole Hemmer. Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. 336 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4839-5.

Reviewed by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, CUNY)
Published on H-1960s (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Zachary J. Lechner

Uncovering the First Generation of Conservative Media

Author: 
Timothy Stewart-Winter
Reviewer: 
Emily Hobson

Hobson on Downs, 'Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation' and Stewart-Winter, 'Queer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics'


Jim Downs. Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation. New York: Basic Books, 2016. 272 pp. $27.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-03270-9.Timothy Stewart-Winter. Queer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics. Politics and Culture in Modern America Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. 320 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4791-6.

Author: 
Stephen Siff
Reviewer: 
William Rorabaugh

Rorabaugh on Siff, 'Acid Hype: American News Media and the Psychedelic Experience'


Stephen Siff. Acid Hype: American News Media and the Psychedelic Experience. History of Communication Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015. 264 pp. $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08076-0; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03919-5.

Reviewed by William Rorabaugh (University of Washington)
Published on H-1960s (November, 2016)
Commissioned by Zachary J. Lechner

The Rise and Fall of Acid in the Media

Author: 
Julian E. Zelizer
Reviewer: 
Katherine A. Scott

Scott on Zelizer, 'The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society'


Julian E. Zelizer. The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society. New York: Penguin Press PHC, 2015. 384 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-59420-434-0.

Reviewed by Katherine A. Scott (Associate Historian, Senate Historical Office)
Published on H-1960s (September, 2016)
Commissioned by Zachary J. Lechner

Going All the Way with LBJ

Author: 
Christian G. Appy
Reviewer: 
Thomas B. Weyant

Weyant on Appy, 'American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity'


Christian G. Appy. American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity. New York: Penguin Press, 2015. 416 pp. $28.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-670-02539-8; $18.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-14-312834-2.

Reviewed by Thomas B. Weyant (University of Akron)
Published on H-1960s (July, 2016)
Commissioned by Zachary J. Lechner

Author: 
Bob Woodward
Reviewer: 
Samuel Rushay

Rushay on Woodward, 'The Last of the President's Men'


Bob Woodward. The Last of the President's Men. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015. 304 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5011-1644-5.

Reviewed by Samuel Rushay (Harry S. Truman Library and Museum)
Published on H-1960s (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Zachary J. Lechner

Back to the Watergate Well

Author: 
George Cotkin
Reviewer: 
Alex Sayf Cummings

Cummings on Cotkin, 'Feast of Excess: A Cultural History of the New Sensibility'


George Cotkin. Feast of Excess: A Cultural History of the New Sensibility. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. 448 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-021847-8.

Reviewed by Alex Sayf Cummings (Georgia State University)
Published on H-1960s (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Zachary J. Lechner

Taking It to the Limit

Author: 
Emilie Raymond
Reviewer: 
Mark Walmsley

Walmsley on Raymond, 'Stars for Freedom: Hollywood, Black Celebrities, and the Civil Rights Movement'


Emilie Raymond. Stars for Freedom: Hollywood, Black Celebrities, and the Civil Rights Movement. Capell Family Books Series. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2015. Illustrations. 352 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-99480-2.

Reviewed by Mark Walmsley (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-1960s (April, 2016)
Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

Celebrities for Civil Rights

Author: 
Howard Brick, Christopher Phelps
Reviewer: 
Norman Markowitz

Markowitz on Brick and Phelps, 'Radicals in America: The US Left since the Second World War'


Howard Brick, Christopher Phelps. Radicals in America: The US Left since the Second World War. Cambridge Essential Histories Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 366 pp. $24.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-73133-1; $94.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-51560-3.

Reviewed by Norman Markowitz (Rutgers University)
Published on H-1960s (February, 2016)
Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

Author: 
D. J. Mulloy
Reviewer: 
Jason Roberts

Roberts on Mulloy, 'The World of the John Birch Society: Conspiracy, Conservatism, and the Cold War'


D. J. Mulloy. The World of the John Birch Society: Conspiracy, Conservatism, and the Cold War. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2014. 296 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8265-1981-8.

Reviewed by Jason Roberts (Quincy College)
Published on H-1960s (December, 2015)
Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

A Historian Talks the John Birch Paranoid Blues

Author: 
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Reviewer: 
Choonib Lee

Lee on Dunbar-Ortiz, 'Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years, 1960-1975'


Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years, 1960-1975. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2014. 396 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8061-4537-2.

Reviewed by Choonib Lee (Dong-A University)
Published on H-1960s (November, 2015)
Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

A Radical Woman at War

Author: 
Natalia Mehlman Petrzela
Reviewer: 
Andrew Hartman

Hartman on Petrzela, 'Classroom Wars: Language, Sex, and the Making of Modern Political Culture'


Natalia Mehlman Petrzela. Classroom Wars: Language, Sex, and the Making of Modern Political Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 336 pp. $35.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-19-935846-5; $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-935845-8.

Reviewed by Andrew Hartman (Illinois State University)
Published on H-1960s (October, 2015)
Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

More Than Spitballs

Author: 
Aram Goudsouzian
Reviewer: 
Andrea Johnson

Johnson on Goudsouzian, 'Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Meredith March against Fear'


Aram Goudsouzian. Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Meredith March against Fear. New York: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2014. 368 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-374-19220-4; $24.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-374-71076-7.

Reviewed by Andrea Johnson (California State University, Fresno)
Published on H-1960s (September, 2015)
Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

One Man's March for Freedom

Author: 
Akinyele Omowale Umoja
Reviewer: 
Kenneth Jolly

Jolly on Cobb Jr, 'This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible' and Umoja, 'We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement'


Charles E. Cobb Jr. This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible. New York: Basic Books, 2014. 320 pp. $27.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-03310-2; ISBN 978-0-8223-6123-7.Akinyele Omowale Umoja. We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement. New York: New York University Press, 2013. 351 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-2524-5; $23.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4798-8603-6.

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