Saturday, February 22, 2020

Review of "You Must Remember 1968," by Mary Pradt

Review of

You Must Remember 1968, by Mary Pradt ISBN 0446910457

Five out of five stars

 The year 1968 was likely the most tumultuous one in the last half of the twentieth century. The American involvement in the Vietnam War was going at full speed and the anti-war movement in the United States quickly reached a high velocity. Two major political and social figures were assassinated and there were race riots across the United States. Some people even began to question whether the country would hold together or fragment. In the rest of the world, Soviet and other Warsaw pact troops invaded Czechoslovakia.

 This book provides a set of short snippets about some of the major events of the year, of which there were many. The basics are covered, although in such a year with so much news, only a tiny fraction can be highlighted. Nevertheless, this is a good book to whet an appetite about the history of the late sixties.

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