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Author LinkPatterson, James T.
Title LinkThe eve of destruction : how 1965 transformed America / James T. Patterson.
Imprint New York : Basic Books, c2012.
Description xvi, 310 p., [16] p. of plates :  ill. ;  25 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-294) and index.
Contents 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 -- Epilogue:1966 and the later sixties.
Summary 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.
Subject LinkUnited States -- History -- 1961-1969.
LinkUnited States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969.
LinkUnited States -- Social conditions -- 1960-1980.
LinkVietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States.

System Number 000662055
ISBN Link9780465013586 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Link0465013589 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Link9780465033485 (ebook)
Link0465033482 (ebook)

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