1968: THE YEAR THAT ROCKED THE WORLD.
Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
New York: Ballantine, (2003). SIGNED first edition - A book which "brings to teeming life the cultural and political history of that world-changing year of social upheaval. People think of it as the year of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Yet it was also the year of the Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy assassinations; the riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago; Prague Spring; the antiwar movement and the Tet Offensive; Black Power; the generation gap, avant-garde theater, the birth of the womens movement, and the beginning of the end for the Soviet Union. From New York, Miami, Berkeley, and Chicago to Paris, Prague, Rome, Berlin, Warsaw, Tokyo, and Mexico City, spontaneous uprisings occurred simultaneously around the globe." A year in which everything was disrupted. A year in which the world watched the first live telecast from outer space .. In many ways, 1968 led us to where we are today. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2003 - that is, before publication. Illustrated with photographs, notes, bibliography. xx. 420 pp.
Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.