20th Century > 1960s

    American Tabloid by James Ellroy

James Ellroy's trademark nothing-spared rendering of reality, blistering language, and relentless narrative pace are here in electrifying abundance, put to work in a novel as shocking and daring as anything he's written: a secret history that zeroes in on a time still shrouded in secrets and blows it wide open.

Year: 1995
Genre: 1960sPolitical NoirSecret History

    Blood's a Rover by James Ellroy

Martin Luther King assassinated. Robert Kennedy assassinated. Los Angeles, 1968. Conspiracies theories are taking hold. On the horizon looms the Democratic Convention in Chicago and constant gun fire peppers south L.A. Violence, greed, and grime, are replacing free-love and everybody from Howard Hughes, Richard Nixon and J. Edgar Hoover to the right-wing assassins and left-wing revolutionaries are getting dirty.

Year: 2009
Genre: 1960sPolitical Noir

    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

 

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-- -- -- --1995 American Tabloid James Ellroy Underworld USA Trilogy1960sPolitical NoirSecret History
-- -- -- --2009 Blood's a Rover James Ellroy Underworld USA Trilogy1960sPolitical Noir
-- -- -- --1960 Collected Millar: Legendary Novels of Suspense Margaret Millar 1960sCold CaseMissing PersonPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1986 Forrest Gump Winston Groom 1960s1970s1980s
-- -- -- --1973 Souvenirs of a Blown World Gregory Mcdonald 1960s
-- -- -- --2001 The Cold Six Thousand James Ellroy Underworld USA Trilogy1960sCrime FictionPolitical Noir, JFK
-- -- -- --1971 The Drifters James A. Michener 1960s
-- -- -- --1968 The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test Tom Wolfe 1960sNon-fiction
-- -- -- --1997 The Last of the Savages Jay McInerney 1960s1970s
-- -- -- --1979 The Right Stuff Tom Wolfe 1950s1960sHistoricalNon-fiction
-- -- -- --2020 Utopia Avenue David Mitchell 1960sMusic