Reviews for 1960s from the Vietnam War to Flower Power
Booklist Monthly Selections - #2 October 2000
Gr. 4-7. From the Decades of the 20th Century series comes this look at a revolutionary decade. There's not much organization here. The information is loosely arranged by topic: lifestyles, fashion, fads, politics at home and abroad, etc. Within each of the topics, there is a catchall of topics: Woodstock, free love, and "the Mini and the Maxi: A Tale of Two Skirts" are all mixed together in the "Lifestyles" section with other paragraphs of information about movie and television highlights. The text is well written, crisp and to the point. It's illustrated with black-and-white photos, many cut out, which makes for a casual design. This is more for browsers than report writers, but it is interesting reading. See the Series Roundup for titles on the 1970s and 1980s. Ilene Cooper Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2006 Fall
These books provide superficial overviews of six decades in U.S. history, looking briefly at fashion, culture, entertainment, politics, social issues, and scientific advances. The books lack depth but will give readers a general understanding of each period. These revised editions feature color photos, which are sometimes crowded onto the pages. Reading list, timeline, websites. Ind. [Review includes these titles: [cf2]The 1980s[cf1], [cf2]The 1950s[cf1], [cf2]The 1940s[cf1], [cf2]The 1990s[cf1], [cf2]The 1970s[cf1] and [cf2]The 1960s[cf1].]",,"History Copyright 2006 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2001 Spring
These formulaic books provide superficial overviews of these four decades in U.S. history, looking briefly at fashion, culture, entertainment, politics, social issues, and scientific advances. The books lack depth but will give readers a general understanding of each period. Drab black-and-white photographs, sometimes crowded onto the pages, accompany Feinstein's breezy texts. A time line is included in each book. Bib., ind. Copyright 2001 Horn Book Guide Reviews
School Library Journal Reviews 2000 December
Gr 4-8-Miniskirts and leisure suits, Vietnam War protests, and the first Earth Day are some of the selected significant highlights of these tumultuous decades. Information appears in a few paragraphs and in substantial picture captions almost amounting to full sidebars. Large, archival black-and-white photographs, many with jagged or faded edges or with a subject cut out against the pages, give the volumes the look of a scrapbook or yearbook. While none of the topics are presented in great detail, enough facts are offered to give readers at least a glimpse at life in these times. With an emphasis on the United States, memorable events and personalities are arranged in categories such as "Lifestyles, Fashion, and Fads"; "The Arts and Entertainment"; "Sports"; "Politics at Home and Abroad"; "Environmental Issues"; and "Science, Technology, and Medicine." These headings work for the most part. However, in The 1970s, the short pieces on Black Pride, Hispanic-American Pride, the American Indian Movement, and Women's Liberation appear in the "Lifestyles, Fashion, and Fads" section. Overall, the tone is breezier than in the "Our Century" series (Gareth Stevens, 1993). Internet sites listed seem well chosen to provide more in-depth information on a few of the major events mentioned in the texts and about each decade as a whole.-Ann G. Brouse, Big Flats Branch Library, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.