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Welcome to 1968 - a revolution in a book. Essays, memoirs, and more by fourteen award-winning authors offer unique perspectives on one of the world’s most tumultuous years.

Nineteen sixty-eight was a pivotal year that grew more intense with each day. As thousands of Vietnamese and Americans were killed in war, students across four continents took over colleges and city streets. Assassins murdered Dr. King and Robert F. Kennedy. Demonstrators turned out in Prague and Chicago, and in Mexico City, young people and Olympic athletes protested. In those intense months, generations battled and the world wobbled on the edge of some vast change that was exhilarating one day and terrifying the next. To capture that extraordinary year, editors Marc Aronson and Susan Campbell Bartoletti created an anthology that showcases many genres of nonfiction. Some contributors use a broad canvas, others take a close look at a moment, and matched essays examine the same experience from different points of view. As we face our own moments of crisis and division, 1968 reminds us that we’ve clashed before and found a way forward - and that looking back can help map a way ahead.

With contributions by:
Jennifer Anthony
Marc Aronson
Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Loree Griffin Burns
Paul Fleischman
Omar Figueras
Laban Carrick Hill
Mark Kurlansky
Lenore Look
David Lubar
Kate MacMillan
Kekla Magoon
Jim Murphy
Elizabeth Partridge

©2018 Marc Aronson and Susan Campbell Bartoletti, original book published by Candlewick Press. 2018 Elizabeth Partridge; Paul Fleischman; Lenore Look; Kate MacMillan; Kekla Magoon; Laban Carrick Hill; Jennifer Anthony; Mark Kurlansky; Susan Campbell Bartoletti; Mark Kurlansky; David Lubar; Omar Figueras; Jim Murphy; Loree Griffin Burns; Marc Aronson. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Melanie Anderson
  • 04-11-2018

A great read!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book as I am a history buff! I thought the narrators Jeff Cummings & Adenrele Ojo did an amazing job, I listened to the book in two sessions and will listen again to see if I pick up anything new. The short stories about the tumultuous year 1968 are well thought out and speak to ones heart and mind. We must learn from our past and this one year, 1968, when I was just two years old, teaches us many life lessons. The short history lessons are not just focused on America either; France and Mexico are weaved in and I learned new things from the information shared. This book leaves you thinking and hoping we never have to re-live another year like 1968. It was a turning point for the whole world.

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