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    Collected Millar: Legendary Novels of Suspense by Margaret Millar

The four novels in this collection straddle one of the most tumultuous decades of the 20th century and display Millar's uncanny ability to craft truly disturbing suspense fiction while still addressing social issues. Complex discussions of feminism, child abuse, and racism blend seamlessly into four of the most chilling tales ever told.

Year: 1960
Genre: 1960sCold CaseMissing PersonPrivate Eye

    Forrest Gump by Winston Groom

Six foot six, 242 pounds, and possessed of a scant IQ of 70, Forrest Gump is the lovable, surprisingly savvy hero of this classic comic tale. His early life may seem inauspicious, but when the University of Alabama’s football team drafts Forrest and makes him a star, it sets him on an unbelievable path that will transform him from Vietnam hero to world-class Ping-Pong player, from wrestler to entrepreneur.

Year: 1986
Genre: 1960s1970s1980s

    Souvenirs of a Blown World by Gregory Mcdonald

Sketches for the Sixties -- writings about America, 1966-1973. Bestselling author of the Fletch series Gregory Mcdonald presents firsthand accounts of major events during the sixties and interviews with Joan Baez, Abbie Hoffman, Krishnamurti, Phil Ochs, Andy Warhol, and others.

Year: 1973
Genre: 1960s

    The Drifters by James A. Michener

In this triumphant bestseller, renowned novelist James A. Michener unfolds a powerful and poignant drama of disenchanted youth during the Vietnam era. Against exotic backdrops including Spain, Morocco, and Mozambique, he weaves together the heady dreams, shocking tribulations, and heartwarming bonds of six young runaways cast adrift in the world--as well as the hedonistic pursuit of drugs and pleasure that collapses all around them.

Year: 1971
Genre: 1960s

    The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

To most, Ken Kesey is best known as the author of the celebrated novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. But for Tom Wolfe, Ken was the leader of the Merry Pranksters, a band of counter-culture bohemians who traveled cross-country in a far-out, brightly painted school bus they dubbed Furthur.

Year: 1968
Genre: 1960sNon-fiction

    The Last of the Savages by Jay McInerney

From the bestselling author of "Bright Lights, Big City" and "Brightness Falls" comes a chronicle of a generation, as enacted by two men who represent all the passions and extremes of the class of 1969. Patrick Keane and Will Savage meet at prep school at the beginning of the explosive '60s. Over the next 30 years, they remain friends even as they pursue radically divergent destinies--and harbor secrets that defy rebellion and conformity.

Year: 1997
Genre: 1960s1970s

    The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth. It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes with his almost uncanny empathetic powers, that made The Right Stuff a classic.

Year: 1979
Genre: 1950s1960sHistoricalNon-fiction

    Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell

Utopia Avenue is the strangest British band you've never heard of. Emerging from London's psychedelic scene in 1967, and fronted by folk singer Elf Holloway, blues bassist Dean Moss and guitar virtuoso Jasper de Zoet, Utopia Avenue embarked on a meteoric journey from the seedy clubs of Soho, the cusp of chart success, glory in Amsterdam, prison in Rome, and a fateful American sojourn in the Chelsea Hotel, Laurel Canyon, and San Francisco during the autumn of '68.

Year: 2020
Genre: 1960sMusicWhats New

 

TitleAuthorGenres & Tags

Collected Millar: Legendary Novels of Suspense Margaret Millar 1960sCold CaseMissing PersonPrivate Eye
Forrest Gump Winston Groom 1960s1970s1980s
Souvenirs of a Blown World Gregory Mcdonald 1960s
The Drifters James A. Michener 1960s
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test Tom Wolfe 1960sNon-fiction
The Last of the Savages Jay McInerney 1960s1970s
The Right Stuff Tom Wolfe 1950s1960sHistoricalNon-fiction
Utopia Avenue David Mitchell 1960sMusicWhats New