There’s never been a more comprehensive, more entertaining chronicle of the hippy, revolutionary, incendiary era of the late 60s and early 70s. It’s all here – the birth of all the new passions of the period – the counterculture, Black Power, the environmental movement, Women’s Liberation, Gay Pride, the animal-rights movement, the Sexual Revolution, the Anti-War movement, and all the new revolutionary organizations – the Black Panthers and Weathermen in America, the FLQ in Québec, the IRA and UVF in Ireland, the Baader-Meinhof Gang in Germany, the Red Army in Japan, the Tupamaros in Uruguay, the Montoneros in Argentina, Greenpeace on the world’s oceans. Meet the extraordinary characters of the era—über-revolutionaries Che Guevara and Mao Zedong, Harvard professor turned psychedelic crusader and prison escapee Timothy Leary, heiress turned revolutionary bank robber Patricia Hearst, sex-symbol turned activist Jane Fonda, infantry grunt turned movie director Oliver Stone, Vietnam veteran turned anti-war activist turned Secretary of State John Kerry, Associate FBI Director turned ‘Deep Throat’ whistle-blower Mark Felt, egghead professor turned mass-media celebrity Marshall McLuhan, and Jesuit priest turned FBI Most Wanted terrorist Daniel Berrigan. Battling against them are some of the most colorful characters the establishment has ever produced – Presidents Johnson and Nixon, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, potential leader of a British military coup Lord Louis Mountbatten, Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Argentine President Juan Peron, Spiro Agnew and the ‘Butcher of Uganda’, Idi Amin Dada. The 1965-75 decade was incredible. Drugs, bombs, liberated women, street-fighting men. Seismic changes in politics, music, sports, journalism, architecture, aviation, food, hair, and fashion. All are brought to life in ‘Ablaze – Ten Years That Shook the World.’
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Some early reviews are now in: The US Review of Books calls it “Recommended…lively writing and engaging storytelling” and the Prairies Book Review says it is “a revealing, well-documented narrative that explores all the layers of a past gone by…Highly recommended.” Their complete reviews are on the Bookbaby link shown above.