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by Barry Miles
Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
ISBN 1-4027-2873-5
Published - January 2006 - Softcover - 384 pages - $14.95

The hippie years, between 1965 and 1971, were truly revolutionary times.  Out with convention and in with free-thinking, long hair, flowers, music, free love, protests, LSD, and more.  It was the time of women's liberation, homosexuality pride, communes, Krishna consciousness, meditation, vegetarianism, flower power, Sonny and Cher, Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead, Haight/Ashbury, Easy Rider, San Francisco, Timothy Leary, The Beatles, the Black Panthers, Bob Dylan, Dr. Martin Luther King, Vietnam, Watts Riots, marijuana, yoga, psychedelic posters, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, The Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell, Andy Warhol, London's King Road, Chelsea, Pink Floyd, The Who, Abbie Hoffman, Charles Manson, way-out record covers, mini skirts, peace, Kent State Riots, nudity, Stanley Kubrick, Woodstock, and heavens, so much more and so many others.  The book is a mind-trip through this explosive and breakthrough time, full of hippie artwork and great photographs.  Author Barry Miles fills in the blanks throughout the text and these 384 pages are packed with information on what was going on and about so many of the people making headlines at the time.  If you're going to San Francisco and/or Los Angeles, make sure you read this book and make notes of where to go and what to see about where the Hippie Generation hung out.
Conclusion - Groovy, man.  Extremely insightful and interesting.

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