The 1960s saw sweeping changes in the realm of civil rights, social engagement, and artistic expression. Or did it? Gerard DeGroot argues that we have mythologized the era, focusing on its larger-than-life personalities and its martyrs, while ignoring worldwide political upheaval, oppression, and genocide. In this history—which features 16 pages of black and white photography—DeGroot demonstrates how the mistakes and oversights of a self-indulgent generation came home to roost in the decades that followed.
"Without sentiment or tears The Sixties Unplugged takes a fresh look at that insane and wonderful sore-thumb decade of the 20th century. A thoroughly researched work of history, it is also a good story, beautifully told."—William McKeen