The Andromeda Strain is a 1969 techno-thriller novel by Michael Crichton documenting the efforts of a team of scientists investigating the outbreak of a deadly extraterrestrial microorganism in Arizona. The Andromeda Strain appeared in the New York Times Best Seller list, establishing Michael Crichton as a genre writer.
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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test is a non-fiction book by Tom Wolfe. Wolfe presents an as-if-firsthand account of the experiences of Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Pranksters, who traveled across the country in a colorfully painted school bus named Further. Kesey and the Pranksters became famous for their use of LSD and other psychedelic drugs in hopes of achieving intersubjectivity. The book chronicles the Acid Tests (parties […]
The Graduate is an American comedy-drama, based on the 1963 novel, which tells the story of 21-year-old Benjmain Braddock (played by Dustin Hoffman), a recent college graduate with no aim in life, who is seduced by an older woman, Mrs. Robinson (Ann Banfroft), and then falls in love with her daughter.
Opposition to the United States involvement in the Vietnam War began with demonstrations in 1964 against the escalating role of the U.S. military in the Vietnam War and grew into a broad social movement over the ensuing several years. This movement informed and helped shape the vigorous and polarizing debate, primarily in the United States, during the second half of the […]
A record setting 73 million people tuned in on the evening of February 2, 1964 to see the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show making it one of the seminal moments in television history.
Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Clay (January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016), was a professional boxer and activist. He is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century. At age 18, he won an Olympic gold medal; at age 22 he won the WBA, WBC, and lineal […]
President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963 at 12:30pm while riding in a motorcade in Dealey Plaza with his wife Jacqueline, and Texas governor John Connally and his wife Nellie. A ten-month investigation by the Warren Commission following the assassination concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald, a former marine, acted alone in […]
How many roads must a man walk down, before your can call him a man? The answer my friends, is blowing in the wind…
Silent Spring is an environmental science book by Rachel Carson. The book documents the detrimental effects on the environment of the indiscriminate use of pesticides. Carson accused the chemical industry of spreading disinformation and public officials of accepting industry claims unquestioningly. Carson’s work had a powerful impact on the environmental movement. Silent Spring became a rallying point for the new social movement in the 1960s.
Walter Cronkite is best known as the anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–1981). During the heyday of CBS News in the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as “the most trusted man in America” after being so named in an opinion poll. On April 16, 1962, Cronkite became anchorman of the CBS Evening News, a job in which he […]