Smoking Typewriters

Author: John McMillian
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199376468
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Originally published in hardcover in 2011.

Beatles vs Stones

Author: John Mcmillian
Publisher:
ISBN: 3280038308
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"Micks schwules Getanze ist ein Witz!"(John Lennon über Mick Jagger) "Liverpool ist ein anderes Wort für Alaska." (Keith Richard über die Geburtsstadt der Beatles) Wer hat die schärfsten Bräute? Wer verkauft die meisten Platten? Wer macht die beste Musik? Wer ist am glaubwürdigsten? Dieses Buch ist ein blendend geschriebenes, anekdotenreiches Porträt der beiden bedeutendsten Rockgruppen des 20. Jahrhunderts.

Sex Drugs and Rock n Roll

Author: Robert C. Cottrell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442246073
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As the first full-bodied treatment of the American counterculture of the 1960s, Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n Roll traces its origins, discusses its most important figures, delves into iconic works, relates its ebb and flow, dissects the intersection of culture and politics, highlights millennial and apocalyptic sensibilities, and traces legacies.

A New Dawn for the New Left

Author: B. Slonecker
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137280832
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book examines the underground Liberation News Service and the commune Montague Farm to trace the evolution of the New Left after 1968. In the process, it extends the chronological breadth of the long Sixties, rethinks the relationship between political and cultural radicalism, and explores the relationships between diverse social movements.

A Cultural History of the Radical Sixties in the San Francisco Bay Area

Author: Anthony Ashbolt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317321871
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The San Francisco Bay Area was a meeting point for radical politics and counterculture in the 1960s. Until now there has been little understanding of what made political culture here unique. This work explores the development of a regional culture of radicalism in the Bay Area, one that underpinned both political protest and the counterculture.

Celebrating The Rag Austin s Iconic Underground Newspaper

Author: Alice Embree
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1365390543
Format: PDF
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Celebrating The Rag tells the remarkable story of the legendary underground newspaper that sparked a political and cultural revolution and helped make Austin weird. The book features more than 100 articles from The Rag's 11-year history plus contemporary essays and eye-popping vintage art and photography. This collection captures the radical politics and subversive humor that marked the pages of this upstart newspaper between 1966 and 1977.

No Simple Highway

Author: Peter Richardson
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250021332
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For almost three decades, the Grateful Dead was America's most popular touring band. No Simple Highway is the first book to ask the simple question of why—and attempt to answer it. Drawing on new research, interviews, and a fresh supply of material from the Grateful Dead archives, author Peter Richardson vividly recounts the Dead's colorful history, adding new insight into everything from the Acid Tests to the band's formation of their own record label to their massive late career success, while probing the riddle of the Dead's vast and durable appeal. Arguing that the band successfully tapped three powerful utopian ideals—for ecstasy, mobility, and community—it also shows how the Dead's lived experience with these ideals struck deep chords with two generations of American youth and continues today. Routinely caricatured by the mainstream media, the Grateful Dead are often portrayed as grizzled hippy throwbacks with a cult following of burned-out stoners. No Simple Highway corrects that impression, revealing them to be one of the most popular, versatile, and resilient music ensembles in the second half of the twentieth century. The band's history has been well-documented by insiders, but its unique and sustained appeal has yet to be explored fully. At last, this legendary American musical institution is given the serious and entertaining examination it richly deserves.

Die Geschichte meiner Schreibmaschine

Author: Paul Auster
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644021015
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Dies ist die Geschichte vielfältiger Beziehungen: Zwischen einem Schriftsteller und einem Maler. Zwischen einem Schriftsteller und seiner Schreibmaschine. Zwischen einem Maler und seiner Besessenheit von dieser Schreibmaschine. Dies ist auch das Ergebnis einer Zusammenarbeit: entstanden aus Paul Austers Geschichte seiner 25 Jahre alten mechanischen Olympia und Sam Messers willkommenem, aber ziemlich beunruhigendem Auftritt in dieser Geschichte. Auf Austers Olympia entstanden alle seine Texte seit 1974, ein Gesamtwerk, das zu den kreativsten und anerkanntesten der jüngeren US-Literaturgeschichte gehört. Messers kraftvolle, eindringliche Zeichnungen und Ölbilder sowohl des Autors als auch seiner Schreibmaschine haben, wie Auster schreibt, ein «eigentlich unbelebtes Objekt in ein beseeltes Wesen mit fühlbarer Präsenz verwandelt». Der durchgehend vierfarbige Band mit seinen opulenten Bildern ist ein Fest fürs Auge und ein Muss für alle Auster-Fans.

Beatles vs Stones

Author: John McMillian
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451612389
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In the 1960s an epic battle was waged between the two biggest bands in the world—the clean-cut, mop-topped Beatles and the badboy Rolling Stones. Both groups liked to maintain that they weren’t really “rivals”—that was just a media myth, they politely said—and yet they plainly competed for commercial success and aesthetic credibility. On both sides of the Atlantic, fans often aligned themselves with one group or the other. In Beatles vs. Stones, John McMillian gets to the truth behind the ultimate rock and roll debate. Painting an eye-opening portrait of a generation dragged into an ideological battle between Flower Power and New Left militance, McMillian reveals how the Beatles-Stones rivalry was created by music managers intent on engineering a moneymaking empire. He describes how the Beatles were marketed as cute and amiable, when in fact they came from hardscrabble backgrounds in Liverpool. By contrast, the Stones were cast as an edgy, dangerous group, even though they mostly hailed from the chic London suburbs. For many years, writers and historians have associated the Beatles with the gauzy idealism of the “good” sixties, placing the Stones as representatives of the dangerous and nihilistic “bad” sixties. Beatles vs. Stones explodes that split, ultimately revealing unseen realities about America’s most turbulent decade through its most potent personalities and its most unforgettable music.