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1969: Are You Still Listening?: Stories & Essays

1969: Are You Still Listening?: Stories & Essays

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1969 stood as the final year of a tumultuous decade, shattering domestic tranquility with epic events and cultural upheaval. On the fiftieth anniversary of 1969, eight authors share their coming-of-age experiences, vivid memories, and lessons learned from that raucous, electrifying year.

What makes 1969 compelling? The authors invite you to join them and "take the trip back."

In January, The Beatles gave their final public performance on the rooftop of Apple Corps in London.

In July, NASA's Apollo 11 space mission launched Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong beyond earth's gravitational grip to a successful moon landing, fulfilling President John Kennedy's inaugural pledge "to go to the moon in this decade."

In August, Woodstock attracted over 400,000 rock 'n' roll fans, hippies, peaceniks, and sixties' music icons to a three-day countercultural gathering.

The Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam, in October, was the largest peaceful protest of a war in American history, flooding the nation's capital and including more than 2,000,000 antiwar protesters nationwide.

As the decade closed, the war raged on. Just months into the following year, the Kent State shootings shook the nation, bringing violent suppression of free expression to a U.S. college campus.

Joining lead author Brent Green in this writing alliance are veteran authors Carol Orsborn, PhD., David Cogswell, Robert William Case, Bob Moses, Jed Diamond, PhD., Greg Dobbs, and Richard Adler.

1969: Are You Still Listening? delivers their eyewitness accounts, personal tales, uncommon confessions, and fact-based fictional stories. The book merges documentary-style reporting with creative exploration, capturing the perspectives of journalists, fiction and nonfiction writers, and social and political commentators.

One question resonates throughout the book: Are you still listening? The book inspires contemplation about our social and political progress fifty years later. Do we see greater national unity today? Do we hear lingering discord? Do we sense progress toward equal treatment and opportunity for all?

For those who experienced 1969 firsthand, this book will stir memories and invite reflection about a momentous year. For those who were born later and are curious about the myths and realities of 1969, the book reveals truths concerning a rebellious time and an engaged generation that proclaimed a new vision for America.

Author: Brent Green, Carol Orsborn, Jed Diamond
Publisher: Brent Green & Associates, Inc.
Published: 04/01/2019
Pages: 206
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.68lbs
Size: 9.02h x 5.98w x 0.47d
ISBN: 9780578488455

About the Author
Green, Brent: - Brent Green is an author, speaker, trainer and marketing consultant focused on Baby Boomers, the generation born between 1946 and 1964. With over $7 trillion in annual spending power, this wealthy and influential cohort is rapidly changing the way businesses address adults 55 and older. He is the author of "Marketing to Leading-Edge Baby Boomers: Perceptions, Principles, Practices, Predictions" and "Generation Reinvention: How Boomers Today Are Changing Business, Marketing, Aging and the Future." His most recent book is "Questions of the Spirit: The Quest for Understanding at a Time of Loss." This books addresses current lifestage challenges confronting Boomers, including losses due to deaths, illnesses, unemployment, and even marginalization -- all issues that can be related to aging. Renowned geriatrician Dr. Bill Thomas describes this book as "a guide to being fully human." Brent is a sought-after keynote speaker about Boomers, business and nonprofits and is often called upon for expert commentary by news media such as The Los Angeles Times, CNN Headline News, The Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report, Business Week, and The New York Times. Established in 1986, Brent Green & Associates, Inc. develops integrated marketing communication programs with emphasis on direct response media, integrated promotions and executive training. The firm has received over 50 regional, national and international awards for creative and strategic excellence, notably, the Direct Marketing Association's International Gold ECHO Award. Brent has served in a leadership capacity with many professional and public service organizations, including as board member and chairman of the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau, board member for Junior Achievement, and as programming vice president for the Business Marketing Association and the Rocky Mountain Direct Marketing Association.

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