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1969

By: Rob Kirkpatrick
Narrated by: Jonah Cummings
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Editor reviews

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

Woodstock, the moon landing, Charles Manson, Richard Nixon, the Vietnam War, and more. A must-have for baby boomers and the generations that came after!

  • Woodstock and Altamont.
  • Charles Manson and the Zodiac Killer.
  • The televised moon landing.
  • Ted Kennedy’s address after Chappaquiddick.
  • The Amazin’ Mets and Broadway Joe’s Jets.
  • The Stonewall Riots and the Days of Rage.
  • The first punk and metal albums hit the airwaves.
  • Swinger culture became chic.
  • The Santa Barbara oil slick and Cuyahoga River fire.
  • The My Lai massacre inspired impassioned debate on the Vietnam War.
  • Richard Nixon spoke of “The Silent Majority” while John and Yoko urged us to “Give Peace a Chance”.
  • And more!

In this rich and comprehensive narrative, Rob Kirkpatrick chronicles an unparalleled year in American society in all its explosive ups and downs.

©2011 Rob Kirkpatrick (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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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

Any additional comments?

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

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