Books tagged: 1960s

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A Letter to the Establishment: The Cautionary Tale of Hunter S. Thompson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,940. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2010 by White Sun Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Drug-crazed, iconic, outrageous--Hunter S. Thompson’s own reputation as the rock star writer of the 1970s obscured the meaning behind much of his work, even for many of his fans. An essay on Hunter S. Thompson as a journalist, and the implications and intention behind his style of “gonzo journalism” on current day media…as well as what set him apart.
Tribal Gathering
Series: Tales from Nibana, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,570. Language: British English. Published: September 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
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Tribal Gathering is a collection of 8 stories set in an imaginary West African state shortly after gaining its independence from the British in 1962. Betrayal, revenge, ignorance, pride and stupidity intermingled with witchcraft, African Deities and Freemasonry, these stories have it all and Ken Ryeland deals with them in his usual consummate way to provide interesting and compelling reading.
The Peacemakers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 118,300. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical
Book 8, American Family Portrait series. Set against the turbulent backdrop of the volatile 60’s, the Morgan household erupts when Paige protests the military draft and her brother’s imminent departure for Vietnam. Disillusioned by the agendas of the protest leaders, when her brother returns from war broken and despondent, Paige embarks on one final crusade—to restore him to the family.
Cheese Grits, Stories to Nourish the Southern Soul
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,040. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
We had split the atom, but had not yet been split by a land in Southeast Asia. Still, beneath the idyllic veneer of the 1950s, enormous stresses were building. Cheese Grits explores the wonders of youth and the events of the times through the unfiltered eyes of the children who lived them. Humor, adolescent angst, and naïve confidence come into play as children struggle toward adulthood.
Zigzag: Flashbacks of a Painter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,500. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Fiction » Literature » Biographical
An erratic journey through fifty short stories and illustrations by artist Gym Halama. Pulp, fiction, autobiographical sketches and oil on canvas brought together in a fascinating book. ‘It's a great read, atmospheric and witty.’ Peter Capaldi ‘Her book is a little gem...’ Sam Cutler ‘A fascinating memoir of a fascinating life.’ Paolo Hewitt ‘Terrific.’ Chris Stewart
Tracks and Horizons: 26 Countries on a Motorcycle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,970. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Motorcycles, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
In the 60's, Carlos Caggiani traveled to 26 countries on an old motorcycle with hardly a penny to his name. He suffered famine, intense weather, was chased by the FBI, was shot at in Bolivia, and even survived a serious accident. The experiences in this book demonstrate a human being's tenacity and triumph in the face of adversity.
How I Met The Beatles (And How They Broke My Heart)
You set the price! Words: 45,280. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
“How I Met The Beatles” takes on the issue of celebrity idol worship. It is the story of a girl named Priscilla and how her dream to meet The Beatles leads her on a journey toward emotional and spiritual maturity. It promotes dialog between parents who lived through the tumultuous 1960s, and their children whose lives are still affected by the social and moral upheaval that occurred.
CinemaScope 3: Hollywood Takes the Plunge: A Detailed Survey of 164 Wide-Screen Movies
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 131,290. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
Crammed full of facts on each selected film, including actors and their characters, synopses and reviews, plus lots of fascinating background information, "CinemaScope 3: Hollywood Takes the Plunge" is a truly massive book, detailing over 160 movies originally released in that wide-screen process. This book is an absolute must-have for the classic movie fan who watches TCM or enjoys vintage DVDs.
Cyclone Rumble
Price: Free! Words: 52,460. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Duff Allison’s future looks bright until his older brother Morgan pulls an armored car heist and Duff becomes collateral damage in the War on Crime.
Steady Past Your Granny's
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,110. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A wry look at growing up in the 1950s and 1960s that is sure to guarantee a smile on every page.