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Make Love, Not War: The Sexual Revolution: An Unfettered History

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When Helen Gurley Brown's "Sex and the Single Girl" hit bookstores in 1962, the sexual revolution was launched and there was no turning back. Soon came the pill, the end of censorship, the advent of feminism, and the rise of commercial pornography. Our daily lives changed in an unprecedented time of sexual openness and experimentation.
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published April 5th 2001 by Routledge (first published 2000)
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I don't usually feel this way about history, but there were times when I just couldn't stop reading this book- and when I WASN'T reading it, I was talking with people about some cool story or fact or thing it made me think about. It was incredibly accessible and engaging, with just the right balance of narrative, quirky detail, and contextual panorama. The history it discusses is recent enough to feel powerfully relevant to me even though I wasn't alive for any of the time period he discusses. B ...more
Mark Klempner
This is a good book, probably the best overview of "the sexual revolution." The only problem I had with it was that Mr. Allyn seemed, at times, like an apologist for the 60s rather than a disinterested social historian who was just trying to figure out what happened.
Mckinna Wilts
One of the best books of this type that I have read. It's packed full of information but it doesn't read like a text book. The Sexual Revolution is one of my favorite periods in history and I was glad to find a book that did it justice.
Very interesting history of the United States and it's attitude towards sex.
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