Echoes of the past
November 3, 2012 7:24 PM Subscribe
BookFilter: Can you recommend books that connect what happened in the 60's to the current American political culture?
I'm fascinated by history and politics, and my sense is that the cleavages in American society and politics right now can be traced to the events of the 1960s. I read a lot of current events, and have read a few books/biographies of people in the sixites (particularly LBJ).
But I'd like to find a book that traces a line from LBJ, the Civil Rights movement, Vietnam, MLK and Bobby Kennedy, etc. to today's culture wars and the fragmentation of US politics. I've looked at past AskMe's and seen a couple of recommendations, particularly books focused on 1968, like Murlasky's "1968: The Year That Rocked The World.
Does such a book exist? Recommendations appreciated.