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1969

The Year Everything Changed
Narrated by: Jonah Cummings
Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
Categories: History, 20th Century
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Author Rob Kirkpatrick thinks it's time for 1968 to stop hogging all the limelight. After all, 1969 was when we landed on the moon, the Mets won the World Series, the Mai Lai massacre was revealed, and the hippies rocked at Woodstock. That's not to mention the Stonewall riots or the Manson murders, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. In 1969, Kirkpatrick brings listeners well-told stories of that pivotal year, narrated in smooth and pleasant tones by performer Jonah Cummings. Listeners will appreciate the rich details of the stories, and are sure to come away with a better understanding of that heady time and its impact on the present.

Summary

In 1969, man landed on the moon; the "Miracle Mets" captivated sports fans; students took over college campuses and demonstrators battled police; America witnessed the Woodstock music festival; Hollywood produced Easy Rider; Kurt Vonnegut published Slaughterhouse-Five; punk music was born; and there was murder at Altamont Speedway. Compelling, timely, and a blast to read, 1969 chronicles the year in culture and society, sports, music, film, politics, and technology. This rich, comprehensive history is perfect for those who survived 1969 or for those who simply want to feel as though they did.

©2011 Rob Kirkpatrick (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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  • keith
  • st helens uk
  • 02-09-17

Great year

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I was 7 in this year enjoyable read pity it's not about what went on in Britain would like more of the same

What other book might you compare 1969 to, and why?

1971 another great year

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More of these year books I would like to hear about 1960 to 1969 please

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  • Edo
  • 13-09-18

Excellent look back at a fascinating year

This book provided an amazing look at the year 1969 and a well organized fashion that discuss topics across the cultural spectrum. He provided insight and the background on many of the events that we know happened but maybe don’t know why. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the history of America in perhaps it’s most tumultuous time. I highly recommend this audiobook to anyone interested in the history of America.

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  • Leona Laurie
  • 21-03-19

I loved this book so much!

This book was so riveting that I blazed through it several times faster than expected, finding excuses to keep listening. So good, so interesting and so well read!

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  • J. R.
  • 15-09-19

Kind of of Average.

Ok, but kind of boring
It depended on the subject of each chapter. Nixon was the most interesting and Charles Manson
also was also very detailed.