The '60s

A friend just sent me a link to a cool video about the sixties, that I thought I would share with all of you.  

So, I started thinking, could be dangerous I know.   

"Baby boomers”, as a group changed history, but since I lived it I don’t really think about it that way, I still look at it as my life, not history.  I am just starting Tom Brokaw’s book. Boom! Voices of the ‘60s and Today and will review that later. 


The library has several books about the ‘60s you can find them in the catalog by doing a subject search for 1960s or click this here


You will find: 

            The 1960s Cultural Revolution;  The summary says:  Progressing at a dizzying, frenetic pace, the 1960s were synonymous with rebellion and conflict. No other decade in the 20th century was so tumultuous. This gripping and engagingly written guide to the forces that shaped the 1960s cultural revolution examines the New Left, the antiwar movement, and the counterculture. A narrative historical overview puts the decade in perspective. Essays follow on each of the above topics, and a concluding essay discusses the legacy of the era. The work also features a wealth of ready reference material--a comprehensive timeline of events in the 1960s, biographical profiles of key players, the text of important primary documents associated with the political, social, and cultural rebellion, a glossary of terms, and a helpful annotated bibliography of print and nonprint materials suitable for students.

            The ‘60s for Dummies the jacket says:” This information-packed guide takes you on a tour of the most memorable and significant events of this tumultuous decade. From the Vietnam War to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. to the early days of the women's movement, you'll see how the many cultural changes continue to shape American life today.

            Hippie Crafts: Creating a Hip New Look using Groovy ‘60’s Crafts:  They’re so far out! These fab projects take 60s cool and update them to New Millennium funky. What a blast from the past: macramé, crochet, and lots of flower power to tap into nostalgia for the Age of Aquarius. Modern-day hippies will proudly handcraft and show off a back-in-style suede fringe vest, woven belt, and beaded headband. Want a crash pad where everyone will let it all hang out? Light it up with sand and rainbow layer candles, add some tie-dyed throw pillows, and invite guests to get cozy under a granny-square afghan in tasteful contemporary hues. Easy-to- follow instructions detail every technique, and sidebars cover everything from hippie fashion, music, and art to the politics and big events that defined the era.

            Prime Green Remember the ‘60s:  From the New York City of Kline and De Kooning to the jazz era of New Orleans's French Quarter to Ken Kesey's psychedelic California, Prime Green explores the 1960s in all its weird, innocent, fascinating glory. An account framed by two wars, it begins with Robert Stone's last year in the Navy, when he took part in an Antarctic expedition navigating the globe, and ends in Vietnam, where he was a correspondent in the days following the invasion of Laos. Told in scintillating detail, Prime Green zips from coast to coast, from days spent in the raucous offices of Manhattan tabloids to the breathtaking beaches of Mexico, and merry times aboard the bus with Kesey and the Pranksters." "Building on personal vignettes from Stone's travels across America, this powerful memoir offers the legendary novelist's inside perspective on a time many understand only peripherally. These accounts of the 1960s are riveting not only because Stone is a master storyteller but because he was there, in the thick of it, through all the wild times. From these incredible experiences, Prime Green forges a moving and adventurous portrait of a unique moment in American history."--BOOK JACKET.

            What The Dormouse Said-- : How The Sixties Counterculture Shaped The Personal Computer Industry: John Markoff's What the Dormouse Said is the never-before-told story of the political, social, and cultural forces that helped shape the personal computer in the 1960s and early 1970s. The epicenter of this activity was the area around Stanford University, which offered the perfect confluence of cutting-edge science and countercultural passion, and its driving force was what would one day come to be known as the Hacker Ethic - the notion that sharing information on freely should be the foundation and goal of all computing. Few people today realize that among the unlikely ingredients that contributed to the computer revolution were LSD and est, the Whole Earth Catalog and the first storefront computer centers, the Homebrew Computer Club and research centers that were as likely to have the air of communes as of labs, and the first coin operated computer game."--BOOK JACKET.

And two DVD’s:

            The Sixties the Years that Shaped a Generation

            Summer of Love