Reviews

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

Author: 
Sherry L. Smith
Reviewer: 
David Farber

Farber on Smith, 'Hippies, Indians and the Fight for Red Power'

Sherry L. Smith. Hippies, Indians and the Fight for Red Power. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. xiv + 265 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-985559-9.

Reviewed by David Farber (Temple University) Published on H-1960s (July, 2013) Commissioned by Zachary Lechner

Social Change Partnerships and American Indian Activism in the Sixties

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