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1968 by Mark Kurlansky
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Jan 11, 2005 | ISBN 9780345455826

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“In this highly opinionated and highly readable history, Kurlansky makes a case for why 1968 has lasting relevance in the United States and around the world. Whether you agree or disagree with its points, you’ll find it makes for fascinating reading.”

“Highly readable . . . a rich perspective . . . Kurlansky is a writer of remarkable talents and interests.”
San Francisco Chronicle

Carefully researched and remarkably readable . . . Kurlansky has done a yeoman’s job of amassing an incredible amount of information and making it accessible for today’s reader. . . . What a year it was.”
The Denver Post

Splendid . . . evocative . . . No one before Kurlansky has managed to evoke so rich a set of experiences in so many different places–and to keep the story humming.”
Chicago Tribune

Kurlansky writes with a historian’s diligence. . . . [He] traces skillfully the astounding streams of revolt converging in that historic year. . . . A colorful, highly evocative report on the awfulness and the idealism of the time.”
The Seattle Times

“A cornucopia of astounding events and audacious originality . . . Like a reissue of a classic album or a PBS documentary, this book is about a subject it’s hard to imagine people ever tiring of revisiting. They just don’t make years like 1968 very often.”
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“1968 breathes a new life into these moments. . . . Kurlansky has a flair for bringing wit and breezy intelligence to his subjects.”
Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Fascinating . . . [Kurlansky] re-creates events with flair and drama.”
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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