In his sixteenth book, released nationally Oct. 15, Dr. John Robert Greene synthesizes thirty years of research, writing and teaching about one of the most turbulent decades of the twentieth century. Greene's "America in the Sixties" sketches the lives and contributions of well-known figures such as John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Betty Friedan. He introduces the reader to lesser-known incidents of the decade and offers fresh and persuasive insights on many of its watershed events.
Greene chronicles the decade in a thematic manner, devoting individual chapters to such subjects as the legacy of the fifties, the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, the civil rights movements and the war in Vietnam. Combining an engrossing narrative with intelligent analysis, "America in the Sixties" enriches the understanding of that pivotal era.
Published by the Syracuse University Press, "America in the Sixties" may be ordered from the Syracuse University Press by calling Longleaf Services Inc, at 800-848-6224, or online from
. The book will also be available at the Cazenovia College Bookstore, other bookstores, at Amazon.com and other online booksellers.
Greene is the Paul J. Schupf Professor of History and Humanities at Cazenovia College. He has written or edited sixteen books, including "The Limits of Power: The Nixon and Ford Administrations" and "The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford." He is a regular commentator in the national media, having appeared on such forums as MSNBC, National Public Radio, C-SPAN, and the History Channel, in addition to his weekly appearance on WCNY's "The Ivory Tower Half Hour."
Copies available at scheduled book signingsNov. 14Noon to 1:30 p.m.: FallFest, St. Patrick's Church, State Rt. 5, Chittenango.
Nov. 3011:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Cazenovia College Bookstore, Sullivan St., Cazenovia.7 p.m.: Barnes and Noble, 3454 Erie Boulevard East, Dewitt.
Dec. 41 to 3 p.m.: Borders in Carousel Mall, Syracuse.