||High expectations : America in late 1964 -- Gathering storms : politics and Vietnam in late 1964 -- LBJ : big man in a big hurry -- Out-Roosevelting Roosevelt : Johnson and the Great Society -- "Bloody Sunday" : struggles for justice in Selma -- Fork in the road : winter escalation in Vietnam -- "Maximum feasible participation" : complications on the domestic front -- A credibility gap -- The times they are a-changin : technology, music, and fights for rights in mid-1965 -- Bombshell from Saigon -- Violence in the streets : Watts and the undermining of liberalism -- Eve of destruction : the rise of unease -- From crisis to crisis : the Great Society and the challenge of government -- America at the end of 1965.
||Argues that 1965, not 1968, was the most transformative year of the 1960s, discussing attacks on civil rights demonstrators, increased African American militancy, the Watts riots, anti-war protests, and a growing national pessimism.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|ISBN||9780465013586 (alk. paper)|
|ISBN||0465013589 (alk. paper)|