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1968: Today's Authors Explore a Year of Rebellion, Revolution, and Change

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1968: Today's Authors Explore a Year of Rebellion, Revolution, and Change

Welcome to 1968 --- a revolution in a book. Essays, memoirs and more by 14 award-winning authors offer unique perspectives on one of the world’s most tumultuous years.

1968 was a pivotal year that grew more intense with each day. As thousands of Vietnamese and Americans were killed in war, students across four continents took over colleges and city streets. Assassins murdered Dr. King and Robert F. Kennedy. Demonstrators turned out in Prague and Chicago and in Mexico City, young people and Olympic athletes protested. In those intense months, generations battled and the world wobbled on the edge of some vast change that was exhilarating one day and terrifying the next. To capture that extraordinary year, editors Marc Aronson and Susan Campbell Bartoletti created an anthology that showcases many genres of nonfiction. Some contributors use a broad canvas, others take a close look at a moment and matched essays examine the same experience from different points of view. As we face our own moments of crisis and division, 1968 reminds us that we’ve clashed before and found a way forward --- and that looking back can help map a way ahead.

1968: Today's Authors Explore a Year of Rebellion, Revolution, and Change
Edited by Marc Aronson and Susan Campbell Bartoletti