Reviews

Author: 
Grant Maxwell
Reviewer: 
Thomas Conner

Conner on Grant Maxwell, 'How Does It Feel? Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and the Philosophy of Rock and Roll'

Grant Maxwell. How Does It Feel? Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and the Philosophy of Rock and Roll. n.p.: Persistent Press, 2014. 335 pp. File Size 2935 KB. $4.99 (Kindle), ASIN B00IXRBW1I.

Reviewed by Thomas Conner (Universtiy of California--San Diego) Published on H-1960s (November, 2014) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

Come Together: Sex, Dualisms, and Rock and Roll

I believe in Beatles

Author: 
Rick Dodgson
Reviewer: 
Collin Lieberg

Lieberg on Dodgson, 'It's All a Kind of Magic: The Young Ken Kesey'

Rick Dodgson. It's All a Kind of Magic: The Young Ken Kesey. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2013. 226 pp. $26.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-299-29510-3.

Reviewed by Collin Lieberg (University of Warwick) Published on H-1960s (September, 2014) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

A Magical, Merry Prankster

Author: 
Robert B. Rakove
Reviewer: 
Simon Stevens

Stevens on Rakove, 'Kennedy, Johnson, and the Nonaligned World'

Robert B. Rakove. Kennedy, Johnson, and the Nonaligned World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 315 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-00290-6; $31.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-44938-1.

Reviewed by Simon Stevens (Columbia University) Published on H-1960s (August, 2014) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

Non-Alignment and the United States

Author: 
David Simonelli
Reviewer: 
Patrick Glen

Glen on Simonelli, 'Working Class Heroes: Rock Music and British Society in the 1960s and 1970s'

David Simonelli. Working Class Heroes: Rock Music and British Society in the 1960s and 1970s. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2013. xxi + 301 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7391-7051-9; $37.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7391-7052-6.

Reviewed by Patrick Glen (University of Sheffield) Published on H-1960s (August, 2014) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

"Still Fking Peasants”? Probing the Intersection of British Rock and Class

Author: 
Kathleen Frydl
Reviewer: 
Matthew June

June on Frydl, 'The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973'

Kathleen Frydl. The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. x + 447 pp. $34.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-69700-3.

Reviewed by Matthew June (Northwestern University) Published on H-1960s (July, 2014) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

The Power to Prosecute: Analyzing the Origins of the Federal War on Drugs

Author: 
David E. Kaufman
Reviewer: 
Tim Ruckle

Ruckle on David E. Kaufman, 'Jewhooing the Sixties: American Celebrity and Jewish Identity'

David E. Kaufman. Jewhooing the Sixties: American Celebrity and Jewish Identity. Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life. Lebanon: Brandeis University Press, 2012. 360 pp. $40.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61168-314-1; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61168-313-4.

Reviewed by Tim Ruckle Published on H-1960s (June, 2014) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

Author: 
Devon Powers
Reviewer: 
Thomas Conner

Conner on Powers, 'Writing the Record: The Village Voice and the Birth of Rock Criticism'

Devon Powers. Writing the Record: The Village Voice and the Birth of Rock Criticism. American Popular Music Series. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2013. xi + 160 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62534-012-2; $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62534-011-5.

Reviewed by Thomas Conner (University of California--San Diego) Published on H-1960s (April, 2014) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

Pop’s Public Intellectuals and Their Problems

Author: 
Katherine A. Scott
Reviewer: 
John McMillian

McMillian on Scott, 'Reining in the State: Civil Society and Congress in the Vietnam and Watergate Eras'

Katherine A. Scott. Reining in the State: Civil Society and Congress in the Vietnam and Watergate Eras. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2013. 248 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1897-2.

Reviewed by John McMillian (Georgia State University) Published on H-1960s (March, 2014) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

A Timely Study on Challenges to the National Security State

Author: 
Victoria Vantoch
Reviewer: 
Jessica Lancia

Lancia on Vantoch, 'Jet Sex: Airline Stewardesses and the Making of an American Icon'

Victoria Vantoch. Jet Sex: Airline Stewardesses and the Making of an American Icon. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013. 287 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4481-6.

Reviewed by Jessica Lancia (University of Florida) Published on H-1960s (February, 2014) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

Blues Skies and Beautiful Women

Author: 
Whitney Strub
Reviewer: 
Timothy Hodgdon

Hodgdon on Strub, 'Perversion for Profit: The Politics of Pornography and the Rise of the New Right'

Whitney Strub. Perversion for Profit: The Politics of Pornography and the Rise of the New Right. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011. 382 pp. $32.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-14886-3; $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-14887-0.

Reviewed by Timothy Hodgdon Published on H-1960s (January, 2014) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

For Want of a Nail, A Shoe Was Lost

Author: 
Michael Vinson Williams
Reviewer: 
Hayden McDaniel

McDaniel on Williams, 'Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr'

Michael Vinson Williams. Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2011. 453 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55728-973-5.

Reviewed by Hayden McDaniel (University of Southern Mississippi) Published on H-1960s (January, 2014) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

Author: 
David Chalmers
Reviewer: 
Kelley Rouchka

Rouchka on Chalmers, 'And the Crooked Places Made Straight: The Struggle for Social Change in the 1960s'

David Chalmers. And the Crooked Places Made Straight: The Struggle for Social Change in the 1960s. Second Edition. The American Moment Series. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. xviii + 208 pp. $27.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4214-0822-4.

Reviewed by Kelley Rouchka (University of Northern Iowa) Published on H-1960s (December, 2013) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

Author: 
Blake Slonecker
Reviewer: 
Jeremy Varon

Varon on Slonecker, 'A New Dawn for the New Left: Liberation News Service, Montague Farm, and the Long Sixties'

Blake Slonecker. A New Dawn for the New Left: Liberation News Service, Montague Farm, and the Long Sixties. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. xiii + 267 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-28082-4.

Reviewed by Jeremy Varon (The New School) Published on H-1960s (October, 2013) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

Rethinking the Underground Press and New Left Declension    

Author: 
Robert Cohen, David J. Snyder, eds.
Reviewer: 
Ryan Kirkby

Kirkby on Cohen and Snyder, 'Rebellion in Black and White: Southern Student Activism in the 1960s'

Robert Cohen, David J. Snyder, eds. Rebellion in Black and White: Southern Student Activism in the 1960s. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. 368 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-0849-1; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4214-0850-7.

Reviewed by Ryan Kirkby (University of Waterloo) Published on H-1960s (September, 2013) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

Student Activism, Southern Style

Author: 
Jakobi Williams
Reviewer: 
Darren Mulloy

Mulloy on Williams, 'From the Bullet to the Ballot: The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and Racial Coalition Politics in Chicago'

Jakobi Williams. From the Bullet to the Ballot: The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and Racial Coalition Politics in Chicago. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. 312 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3816-7.

Reviewed by Darren Mulloy Published on H-1960s (September, 2013) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

Panther Politics in Chicago and Beyond

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