A Hard Rain: America in the 1960s, Our Decade of Hope, Possibility, and Innocence Lost (MP3 CD)

A Hard Rain: America in the 1960s, Our Decade of Hope, Possibility, and Innocence Lost By Frye Gaillard, Chris Abernathy (Read by) Cover Image
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"There are many different ways to remember the sixties," Frye Gaillard writes, "and this is mine. As future generations debate the meaning of the decade, I hope to offer a sense of how it felt to have lived it. A Hard Rain is one writer's reconstruction and remembrance of a transcendent era--one that, for better or worse, lives with us still." With A Hard Rain, Gaillard gives us a deeply personal history, bringing his keen storyteller's eye to this pivotal time in American life. He explores the competing story arcs of tragedy and hope through the political and social movements of the times: civil rights, black power, women's liberation, the war in Vietnam, and the protests movements against it. Gaillard also examines the cultural manifestations of change in the era--music, literature, art, religion, and science--and so we meet not only the Brothers Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X, but also Gloria Steinem, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Harper Lee, Mister Rogers, Rachel Carson, James Baldwin, Andy Warhol, Billy Graham, Thomas Merton, George Wallace, Richard Nixon, Angela Davis, Barry Goldwater, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and the Berrigan Brothers. As Gaillard remembers these influential people, he weaves together a compelling story about an iconic American decade of change, conflict, and progress.


Product Details
ISBN: 9798874635992
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: March 26th, 2024
Language: English