Author(s): John Rockwell
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Organised by sections including politics, business, science & health, sports, arts & entertainment and obituaries the book covers the biggest stories that shaped the 1960s. Articles include coverage of historic events like the beginning of the Vietnam War, Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream speech, the assassination of President Kennedy and the moon landing. Cultural highlights include the British Invasion, the hippie movement, reviews of movies like Psycho and To Kill a Mockingbird and features on music groups like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and The Supremes; plus pieces on influential personalities including, Muhammed Ali and Marilyn Monroe and pivotal political figures like John F. Kennedy and Che Guevara. Rockwell guides readers through the articles he's selected, putting the events into historical context and exploring the impact these events and individuals eventually had on the future.
The New York Times is regarded as the world's preeminent newspaper. Winner of 106 Pulitzer Prizes, The Times has the largest circulation of any seven-day newspaper in the U.S. John Rockwell is a journalist music critic, editor, who began writing at The New York Times in 1972.