Wednesday, 19 October 2011

A request.

Can anyone suggest any good books on the American 70s, similar to "When the lights went out" etc

6 comments:

William said...
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William said...

Its a bit more academic and specific than 'When the Lights Went Out' but 'Rebel Rank and File' is good http://www.versobooks.com/books/282-rebel-rank-and-file

Richard C said...

"The Seventies" by Bruce J. Schulman is rather good, as I recall. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/030681126X

carl said...

Nice one, gents!

Phil Knight said...

"The Culture Of Narcissism" by Christopher Lasch is pretty essential imho.

Mr. W. Kasper said...

Hoberman's 'The Dream Life' is good for the interface between movies/spectacle and politics, but it kinda stops around 1974. Also, 'Hollywood From Vietnam to Reagan' is good on ideological shifts, if your going for a film angle. Then for a good overview of the hippie/occult influence on 70s lifestyles, there's Gary Lachman's 'Turn Off Your Mind'.