1969 and Then Some

A Memoir of Romance, Motorcycles, and Lingering Flashbacks of a Golden Age
Author(s): Robert Wintner
Original Publish Date: Oct 14, 2014
Product Number: EB00730502
Released: Aug 09, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781631580215
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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"A true story of unfettered freedom and adventure, speed, sex, fun and drugs" by the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner Award nominee (Columbia County Observer). For anyone who's heard about the 1960s, for those who remember it, and for those who can't, this is Robert Wintner's touching and hilarious memoir of that pivotal final year of a revolutionary era. Never before—and not since—have a handful of seasons so exquisitely defined the difference between right and wrong. With the gift of youth, and stoned to the gills, a generation saw, sensed, and savored the clear distinction between profit and greed, truth and propaganda, national interest and defense contractors, a lovely cloud of smoke and the stench of napalm, and between the phantoms of security and the dangers of complacency. It was an incredible time of self-discovery and love, wonder and disillusion, when the young and innocent were given ultimate freedoms only to be faced with the harsh realities of growing up. Wintner recounts it all in his on-the-road grand tour from the American Midwest to Europe.

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