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Annie Gottlieb
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Do You Believe in Magic? Bringing the Sixties Back Home

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s/t: The Second Coming of the 60's Generation
Relates the story of the generation's troubled passage to a promising middle life, from the times that were achangin' to the times that are.
Gottlieb talked to a diverse group of 60s 'survivors' & recorded their thoughts about the era & how it affected the course of their lives. She adds her own thoughts on where they we
Paperback, 419 pages
Published July 1st 1988 by Simon & Schuster (first published 1987)
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The book's great service is to record the thoughts of the '60s generation in their own words. Unfortunately, Gottlieb's own words are dry and unengaging. Despite that, the spirit of the book is one of affection tempered by hindsight. For a reader endlessly fascinated by the hippie movement, this was a fascinating book, especially as it takes pains to track the evolution of the movement to its present-day incarnation as modern social liberalism. Aimed more towards skeptics and critics rather than ...more
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