1969 and Then Some

1969 and Then Some

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The year when everything needed to be experienced and tried, when innocence was tempted, played, and lost. 1969 was that pivotal year for the baby boomers. Young and innocent, they were given the ultimate freedoms and were faced with growing up. This touching, hilarious memoir is the true story of a late sixties grand tour of Europea€”a life-defining parable, for those who remember and for those who cana€™t. Never before and not since have a handful of seasons so exquisitely defined the difference between right and wrong. With the gift of youth they saw, sensed, and savored the laughably clear distinction between profit motive and greed, between truth and propaganda, between national interest and defense contractors, between a lovely cloud of smoke and the smoke of napalm, and between the phantoms of security and the dangers of complacency and atrophy. Stoned to the gills and then some, these adventurers saw and felt and knew things that no generation before did. Some fully engaged in the counterculture while others merely observed, sticking a left foot in, pulling a left foot out, but not quite jumping to the full hokeypokey. It was an incredible time of self-discovery, of love, and of finding out what you were made of.My last Road King went forty grand and wanted tofoldup inthe curves. Yes, that was forty thousand ... Worse yet: a€œThis thing has no taillight.a€ a€œOh, that. You dona#39;t need ... a€œPlus the labor to tie it into the wiring harness.a€ a€œWell, sure, you got to tie in.

Title:1969 and Then Some
Author:Robert Wintner
Publisher:Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. - 2014-10-14


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