Reviews

Author: 
David L. Parsons
Reviewer: 
Gary Sprayberry

Sprayberry on Parsons, 'Dangerous Grounds: Antiwar Coffeehouses and Military Dissent in the Vietnam Era'

David L. Parsons. Dangerous Grounds: Antiwar Coffeehouses and Military Dissent in the Vietnam Era. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. 176 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-3202-5.

Reviewed by Gary Sprayberry (Columbus State University) Published on H-1960s (August, 2018) Commissioned by Zachary J. Lechner (Thomas Nelson Community College)

Author: 
Paul Cronin, ed.
Reviewer: 
Christopher A. Huff

Huff on Cronin, 'A Time to Stir: Columbia '68'

Paul Cronin, ed. A Time to Stir: Columbia '68. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018. 512 pp. $34.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-231-54433-7; $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-18274-4.

Reviewed by Christopher A. Huff (Beacon College) Published on H-1960s (May, 2018) Commissioned by Zachary J. Lechner (Thomas Nelson Community College)

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Author: 
Emily Dufton
Reviewer: 
Jeremy Kuzmarov

Kuzmarov on Dufton, 'Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America'

Emily Dufton. Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America. New York: Basic Books, 2017. 320 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-09616-9.

Reviewed by Jeremy Kuzmarov (University of Tulsa) Published on H-1960s (April, 2018) Commissioned by Zachary J. Lechner (Thomas Nelson Community College)

Author: 
Joshua Clark Davis
Reviewer: 
Patrick Jones

Jones on Davis, 'From Headshops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs'

Joshua Clark Davis. From Headshops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs. New York: Columbia University Press, 2017. xiv + 314 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-17158-8.

Reviewed by Patrick Jones (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) Published on H-1960s (March, 2018) Commissioned by Zachary J. Lechner (Thomas Nelson Community College)

Author: 
Judy Kutulas
Reviewer: 
Drew Maciag

Maciag on Kutulas, 'After Aquarius Dawned: How the Revolutions of the Sixties Became the Popular Culture of the Seventies'

Judy Kutulas. After Aquarius Dawned: How the Revolutions of the Sixties Became the Popular Culture of the Seventies. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. 274 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-3290-2.

Reviewed by Drew Maciag (Independent Scholar) Published on H-1960s (January, 2018) Commissioned by Zachary J. Lechner

Author: 
Craig S. Simpson, Gregory S. Wilson
Reviewer: 
E. Timothy Smith

Smith on Means, '67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence' and Simpson and Wilson, 'Above The Shots: An Oral History of the Kent State Shootings'

Howard B. Means. 67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence. Boston: Da Capo Press, 2016. 288 pp. $25.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-306-82379-4.Craig S. Simpson, Gregory S. Wilson. Above The Shots: An Oral History of the Kent State Shootings. Kent: Kent State University Press, 2016. xi + 254 pp. $28.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-60635-291-5.

Author: 
Randy Roberts, Johnny Smith
Reviewer: 
Scott A.G.M. Crawford

Crawford on Roberts and Smith, 'Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X'

Randy Roberts, Johnny Smith. Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X. New York: Basic Books, 2016. 392 pp. $28.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-07970-4.

Reviewed by Scott A.G.M. Crawford (Eastern Illinois University) Published on H-1960s (October, 2017) Commissioned by Zachary J. Lechner

Brothers in the Struggle

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

A Conversation Starter on American Exceptionalism

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

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