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The eve of destruction : how 1965 transformed America / James T. Patterson.

Author/creator Patterson, James T.
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoNew York : Basic Books, ©2012.
Descriptionxvi, 310 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents 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.
Abstract 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.
Local noteLittle-358021--305131063306V
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2012033786
ISBN9780465013586 (alk. paper)
ISBN0465013589 (alk. paper)
ISBN9780465033485 (ebook)
ISBN0465033482 (ebook)

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Joyner General Stacks E846 .P37 2012 ✔ Available Place Hold