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  • IN THE COUNTRY OF THE YOUNG. by Aldridge, John W.
    Aldridge, John W.
    IN THE COUNTRY OF THE YOUNG.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1970) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dj:"In this boldly provocative analysis of the under-thirty generation, John W. Aldridge has written a brilliant commentary on youth and the state of American society today. He shares his views on the psychology of campus activism, hippy culture, the promiscuous child-breeders of the forties and fifties, life in the wall-to-wall ghettos of suburbia, the implications of a youth-dominated anti-utopia, and above all, the civilized values we must defend." ix, 128 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 72209
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  • Draper, Theodore
    ABUSE OF POWER

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Viking, 1969. An analysis of how we came to wage the kind of war we never intended to wage in Vietnam.

    Condition: Very good (some wear to cover, prev owner's name blacked out.)

    Book ID: 12287
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  • Eszterhas, Joe
    NARK!

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Straight Arrow Books, 1974. dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on a two investigation in which he examined the actions of three agents, in local, state and federal employ, and came to the conclusion that most narks aren't policemen, but "deputized gangsters." Eszterhas was an editor at Rolling Stone and the time, and he has gone on to become one of the best known Hollywood screen writers.

    Condition: VG/VG (some soiling to back cover of white dj, edgewear and closed tear.)

    Book ID: 8407
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  • Gottlieb, Annie.
    DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC? The Second Coming of the 60's Generation.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Times Books, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A thoughtful comprehensive look at the 1960's published twenty years after the Summer of Love in San Francisxo - The story of the American 1960s generation and its 'passage' to a promising middle life, from the times of rebellion - sexual, economic, anti-war, getting high, anti-materialistic - to the present realities - and the extent to which they still maintain the values, ideals, and philosophies of the past. Now that another 20 years has passed, it is interesting to read this book and to see what further changes have occured to this generation. Notes, resource list. 418 pp. ISBN: 0-81291225X.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (short closed tear to dj at top of spine.)

    Book ID: 39417
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  • DREAMS DIE HARD. by Harris, David.
    Harris, David.
    DREAMS DIE HARD.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (1982.). First edition - "Three Men's Journey Through the Sixties" - An account of three men who, as friends and opponents, fought the battles of the idealistic '60's; a story which was inspired by the murder in 1980 of one of the three - the attorney Allard Lowenstein - by another, the anti-war and civil rights activist, Dennis Sweeney. Harris, the third of these men, the former husband of Joan Baez, was himself imprisoned for his refusal to be drafted for the Vietnam War, Publisher's letter laid in which comments that Harris "looks back in sorrow and makes us weep for what we could have been."

    Condition: Good in printed cream wrappers (toning to the covers, crease to upper corner of front cover.)

    Book ID: 47844
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  • Harris, David.
    DREAMS DIE HARD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1982. dj. Hardcover first edition - "Three Men's Journey Through the Sixties" - An account of three men who, as friends and opponents, fought the battles of the idealistic '60's; a story which was inspired by the murder in 1980 of one of the three: the attorney Allard Lowenstein, by another, the anti-war and civil rights activist, Dennis Sweeney. Harris, the third of these men, the former husband of Joan Baez, was himself imprisoned for his refusal to be drafted for the Vietnam War, 341 pp. ISBN: 0-312-219563.

    Condition: Fine in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped, one short closed tear to back panel of dj.)

    Book ID: 32000
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  • Harris, David.
    DREAMS DIE HARD.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    San Francisco: Mercury House, 1993. SIGNED - "Three Men's Journey Through the Sixties" - An account of three men who, as friends and opponents, fought the battles of the idealistic '60's; a story which was inspired by the murder in 1980 of one of the three: the attorney Allard Lowenstein, by another, the anti-war and civil rights activist, Dennis Sweeney. Harris, the third of these men, the former husband of Joan Baez, was himself imprisoned for his refusal to be drafted for the Vietnam War, Originally published in 1982. 341 pp. ISBN: 1-56279-034x.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page by the author. Near fine.

    Book ID: 23674
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  • DREAMS DIE HARD. by Harris, David.
    Harris, David.
    DREAMS DIE HARD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1982.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Three Men's Journey Through the Sixties" - An account of three men who, as friends and opponents, fought the battles of the idealistic '60's; a story which was inspired by the murder in 1980 of one of the three - the attorney Allard Lowenstein - by another, the anti-war and civil rights activist, Dennis Sweeney. Harris, the third of these men, the former husband of Joan Baez, was himself imprisoned for his refusal to be drafted for the Vietnam War.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46705
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  • REUNION: A Memoir. by Hayden, Tom
    Hayden, Tom
    REUNION: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1988.) dj. SIGNED first edition - Both a personal memoir and an account of one of the most politically tumultuous periods in American history by an active participant in it. Among other things, Hayden was in Mississippi with Martin Luther King, in Hanoi in 1967 with his wife, Jane Fonda, and was one of the Chicago Eight along with Black Panther Bobby Seale, Abie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin and Rennie Davis. SIGNED on the front endpaper and dated 6-21-88, in the year of publication. Photographs. Notes, index. 541 pp,. ISBN: 0-394-565339.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 49823
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  • LETTER TO THE ALUMNI. by Hersey, John.
    Hersey, John.
    LETTER TO THE ALUMNI.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970. dj. Hardcover first edition - "Letter to the Alumni . on leaving Yale after five years as Master of Pierson College, tells how Yale survived its dangerous Mayday crisis - and calls for a rediscovery of today's college students and of the "revolution" they seek." The May Day crisis, was, of course, triggered by the New Haven Black Panther trial. His central message is that just as violence breeds violence, trust breeds trust - and adults need to learn to trust the young and the minorities seeking change. 145 pp. ISBN: 0-394-468430.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (staining to the edges of the dj.)

    Book ID: 54710
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  • DEMON BOX. by Kesey, Ken.
    Kesey, Ken.
    DEMON BOX.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1986.) dj. Hardcover first edition - His 4th book, a reflection of America and his life, messy, contradictory and controversial, in the 20 years since his release from prison after conviction on a drug charge in 1967. Includes several stories by 'Grandma Whittier' including 'Little Tricker the Squirrel Meets Big Double the Bear" as well as tales of foreign excursions and the title essay which says that madness can and must live on. 384 pp. ISBN: 0-670-809128.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 58816
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  • DEMON BOX. by Kesey, Ken.
    Kesey, Ken.
    DEMON BOX.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1986.) dj. Hardcover first edition - His 4th book, a reflection of America and his life, messy, contradictory and controversial, in the 20 years since his release from prison after conviction on a drug charge in 1967. Includes several stories by 'Grandma Whittier' including 'Little Tricker the Squirrel Meets Big Double the Bear" as well as tales of foreign excursions and the title essay which says that madness can and must live on. 384 pp. ISBN: 0-670-809128.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (embossed seal of previous owner.)

    Book ID: 48741
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  • Mann, John.
    ENCOUNTER: A Weekend with Intimate Strangers.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grossman, 1970. dj. Hardcover first edition - A re-enactment of an actual encounter weekend. ISBN: 0-670-29399-7.

    Condition: Very good in good dust jacket (edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 17255
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  • {McDonald, Maurice]. Mort.
    THE MILKSHINE-CURRY EASY BUZZARD READER: Featuring: The Uneven Number of Lips' Baby-Batter Recipe Book

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    San Francisco: Two Windows Press, (1970.). First edition - One of only 1050 copies. Cover photographs by the author. A wonderful piece of the 1960's counterculture, this begins with 'me and the tv/ were watching each other/ and right in the middle/ of the bestpart/ I got up to pee/' Unpaginated.

    Condition: Fine (as new) in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 28418
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  • WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO THE CLASS OF '65? by Medved, Michael and David Wallechinsky.
    Medved, Michael and David Wallechinsky.
    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO THE CLASS OF '65?

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1976.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - In 1965, Time Magazine selected the senior class of Palisades High School in suburban Los Angeles for the cover story article on American teenagers "on the fringe of a golden era". This book includes interviews from 30 members of that class at their 10th reunion, in which they describe what it was like to come of age in the 60s and 70s. The authors were both members of the original class. Inscribed by BOTH Medved and Wallechinsky on the front endpaper and uncommon thus. Illustrated with photographs. 285 pp. ISBN: 0-394-400747.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55076
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  • KENT STATE: WHAT HAPPENED AND WHY. by Michener, James A.
    Michener, James A.
    KENT STATE: WHAT HAPPENED AND WHY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1971.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Michener's nonfiction account of the student protests at Kent State, and the shooting of the students by the National Guard. Illustrated with photographs. Afterword. 559 pp plus 4 pp of maps. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-394-471997.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (a tight and clean copy, appears unread, but remainder mark on bottom edge)

    Book ID: 59330
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  • Naipaul, Shiva
    JOURNEY TO NOWHERE: A New World Tragedy.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1981. dj. Hardcover first edition - Thought provoking book inspired by the mass suicides at Jonestown in Guyana and a serious look at the forces which were influential in the creation of the People's Temple, Shiva Naipual, the brother of Nobel prize winning author V.S. Naipaul and an award winning writer also, was born in Trinidad. Index. 336 pp. Originally published in Great Britain under the title 'Black and White.'. ISBN: 0-671-424718.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (slight spine slant, prev owner's name, price-clipped dj.)

    Book ID: 26975
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  • Naipaul, Shiva
    JOURNEY TO NOWHERE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1981. dj. Hardcover first edition - Thought provoking book inspired by the mass suicides at Jonestown in Guyana and a serious look at the forces which were influential in the creation of the People's Temple, Shiva Naipual, the brother of Nobel prize winning author V.S. Naipaul and an award winning writer also, was born in Trinidad. Index. 336 pp. Originally published in Great Britain under the title 'Black and White.'. ISBN: 0-671-424718.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 25013
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  • MAKING PEACE. by Oates, Marylouise.
    Oates, Marylouise.
    MAKING PEACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in the midst of the anti-war movement of the 1960s. 327 pp. ISBN: 0-446-515418.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket. (gift inscription)

    Book ID: 58728
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  • O IS FOR OVERKILL: A Survival Alphabet by Pollack, Merrill, illustrated by Reginald Pollack.
    Pollack, Merrill, illustrated by Reginald Pollack.
    O IS FOR OVERKILL: A Survival Alphabet

    Edition: First printing, an oblong trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1968.). First edition - A small cartoon book which is very much a product of the late 1960s - A is for agony, aggressor and annihilate - Oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-670-01897X.

    Condition: Very good in stapled, illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 55653
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  • THE WEDDING WITHIN THE WAR. by Rossman, Michael (1939-2008)
    Rossman, Michael (1939-2008)
    THE WEDDING WITHIN THE WAR.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with the Doubleday Paris Review hardcover.

    Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1971. First edition - Activist and journalist Michael Rossman's first book, a very personal collection of essays, and even a few poems, chronicling his experiences in the free speech, antiwar and counterculture movements (his activities in the Free Speech movement resulted in a short jail sentence in 1967 and he began to write this book after his release.) 397 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (some toning to the cream covers)

    Book ID: 62485
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  • DREEMZ. by Stein, Benjamin.
    Stein, Benjamin.
    DREEMZ.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - When Ben Stein arrived in Los Angeles in 1976, he had shaken off 30 years of doing the right thing - this book is 'the actual diary of the year of bizarre adventures in which he shed his caterpillar self to emerge as the winged and winging creature he was meant to be' - a year of wheeler-dealers, golden girls, the coke and the crazies - the wonder of LA. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0140712.

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    New York: Harper & Row, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - When Ben Stein arrived in Los Angeles in 1976, he had shaken off 30 years of doing the right thing - this book is 'the actual diary of the year of bizarre adventures in which he shed his caterpillar self to emerge as the winged and winging creature he was meant to be' - a year of wheeler-dealers, golden girls, the coke and the crazies - the wonder of LA. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0140712.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 45953
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  • DREEMZ. by Stein, Benjamin.
    Stein, Benjamin.
    DREEMZ.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - When Ben Stein arrived in Los Angeles in 1976, he had shaken off 30 years of doing the right thing - this book is 'the actual diary of the year of bizarre adventures in which he shed his caterpillar self to emerge as the winged and winging creature he was meant to be' - a year of wheeler-dealers, golden girls, the coke and the crazies - the wonder of LA. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0140712.

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    New York: Harper & Row, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - When Ben Stein arrived in Los Angeles in 1976, he had shaken off 30 years of doing the right thing - this book is 'the actual diary of the year of bizarre adventures in which he shed his caterpillar self to emerge as the winged and winging creature he was meant to be' - a year of wheeler-dealers, golden girls, the coke and the crazies - the wonder of LA. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0140712.

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    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (some wear to the ends of the dj spine).

    Book ID: 63772
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  • Sackerman, Henry.
    THE WESTBANK GROUP.

    Edition: First printing.

    Los Angeles: Sherbourne Press, 1970. Hardcover first edition - Rather strange novel about a group marriage, written half as a sociology treatise, and half emphasizing the group sex.

    Condition: Very good+, lacking the dj.

    Book ID: 20833
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  • SHARON TATE: A Life. by Sanders, Ed.
    Sanders, Ed.
    SHARON TATE: A Life.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Da Capo Press, (2016). First edition - This biography, by the author of the classic book on the Manson cult, "The Family" "takes a close look at Tate's lifeÑfrom her itinerant childhood and early career in fashion to her transition to film, passionate marriage to the brilliant and troubled Roman Polanski, and violent murder at the hands of the Manson family cult. Sanders's 'Sharon Tate' offers new insights into what happened on the night of her death and explores new motives for the targeting of the Polanski household." IIlustrated with drawings by Rick Veitch and photographs. 271 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67346
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  • Steinhardt, Anne.
    THUNDER LABOOM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, 1974. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel about a topless and bottomless bar in San Jose - by an ex-professor who is also an ex-stripper. Terry Southern called this the best book ever written about burlesque. ISBN: 0-670-711292.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 24265
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  • MAUVE GLOVES & MADMEN, CLUTTER & VINE and Other Stories, Sketches and Essays. by Wolfe, Tom.
    Wolfe, Tom.
    MAUVE GLOVES & MADMEN, CLUTTER & VINE and Other Stories, Sketches and Essays.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1988.). Wolfe's take on the 70's - the 'me decade' - illustrated with sketches by the author. 243 pp. ISBN: 0-374-520925.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 50937
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  • THE HIPPIE TRIP. by Yablonsky, Lewis
    Yablonsky, Lewis
    THE HIPPIE TRIP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pegasus, (1968) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first detailed study of this movement - "A firsthand account of the beliefs and behaviors of hippies in America by a noted sociologist." Includes a lot of discussion of drugs and drug use, especially LSD and marijuana. The back cover of the dust jacket reprints the "hippie creed" from the book, but this is just the author's summary of what he thought were the guiding principles of the movement. Appendix with the questionnaire used and glossary, xvii, 368 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 67755
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