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'Freak Kingdom': On Hunter S. Thompson's Fight Against Fascism

In Freak Kingdom, Timothy Denevi gives a charmingly sensational account of Hunter S. Thompson's life in order to prove his point that Thompson actually conducted himself as quite a serious anti-fascist.

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Comics-in-Chief: Laughing With (and At) the Presidents - The Watershed Moment of Political Humor

Never before JFK had a president employed humor so concertedly, nor had it used against him so openly.

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Talking About My Generation, 'Mad Men' Style

Getting older during the '60s was a cruel fate: it was unfair; it was depressing. But, in some respects, it was a party compared to getting older these days.

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Strange Days Indeed by Francis Wheen

Richard Nixon, runaway unemployment, fuel shortages, Uri Geller bending spoons, and the threat of nuclear holocaust. Why was everyone so paranoid?

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Rightward Bound by Bruce J. Schulman, Julian E. Zelizer (Editors)

Jacobs writes that the [1973-74 energy] crisis ultimately taught “conservative reformers a valuable lesson: fighting liberalism is hard”.

Christopher Martin
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The Preacher and the Presidents by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy

The result is a hypnotic read about the turbulent nature of public life.

John Mark Eberhart

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