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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Vinen Narrator: Tim Gerard Reynolds Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2018 ISBN: 9780062848482
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A major new history of one of the seminal years in the postwar world, when rebellion and disaffection broke out on an extraordinary scale.

1968 saw an extraordinary range of protests across much of the Western world. Some of these were genuinely revolutionary—around ten million French workers went on strike and the whole state teetered on the brink of collapse. Others were more easily contained, but had profound longer-term implications—terrorist groups, feminist collectives, and gay rights activists could all trace important roots to 1968.

1968 is a striking and original attempt half a century later to show how these events, which in some ways still seem so current, stemmed from histories and societies which are in practice now extraordinarily remote from our own time. 1968 pursues the story into the 1970s to show both the ever more violent forms of radicalization that stemmed from 1968 and the brutal reaction that brought the era to an end.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rewards the dutiful reader with a fascinating overview of a pivotal era.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Rich in distinct and acute observations…Vinen [delves] into unexpected and intriguing aspects of the time, providing useful data as well as sophisticated interpretations.”

    Booklist

  • “Compelling…Vinen provides a well-written, deeply considered work on a year that seems increasingly immediate in both its impact and implications.”

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About the Narrator

Tim Gerard Reynolds is an established audiobook narrator who has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards and was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for Best Fantasy Narration. He trained for the stage at the Samuel Beckett Center at Trinity College in Dublin and the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in New London, Connecticut.