The Super Seventies

"What the Heck Are You up to, Mr. President?" Jimmy Carter, America's "Malaise," and the Speech that Should Have Changed the Country

By Kevin Mattson

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"In 1979, in an effort to right our national malaise, Jimmy Carter delivered a speech that risked his reputation and the future of the Democratic Party, changing the course of American politics for the next twenty-five years. At a critical moment in Jimmy Carter's presidency, he gave a speech that should have changed the country. Instead it led to his downfall and ushered in the rise of the conservative movement in America.

"In What the Heck Are You Up To, Mr. President? Kevin Mattson gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the weeks leading up to Carter's 'malaise' speech, a period of great upheaval in the United States: the energy crisis had resulted in mile-long gas lines, inciting suburban riots and violence; the country's morale was low and Carter's ratings were even lower. The administration, wracked by its own crises, was in constant turmoil and conflict. What came of their great internal struggle, which Mattson conveys with the excitement of a political thriller, was a speech that deserves a place alongside Lincoln's Gettysburg Address or FDR's First Inaugural."

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Action Figure! The Life and Times of Doonesbury's Uncle Duke

By G.B. Trudeau

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"...the definitive history of his adventures from 1970 to 1991.The perennial bad boy of American comics has always been a man of action: libelous action, irrational action, covert action, back-street action -- even when comatose, he has a certain flair. Duke is the man of a thousand vices, with almost as many pages to his resume. For 17 years, from Samoa to China to Panama to Kuwait, wherever serious mischief was being dealt, Duke has been a major figure. Action Figure! gives the Toasted One his due -- one vast, staggering flashback that tracks his careening career from Gonzo Journalist to Governor, Ambassador, Coach, Laetrile Farmer, Fugitive, and Zombie. No risk has been too great, no prospect too strange, to sway the man with nerves of steel from his random course."

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Alexander Solzhenitsyn: A Century in His Life

By D.M. Thomas

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"...Thomas tells not only the harrowing and sorrowful tale of Alexander Solzhenitsyn's life but also the painful story of Russia itself, a country perpetually at war with itself and its own diverse people. Beginning with the years of Revolution and Civil War, Solzhenitsyn's dramatic life embodies the cruelty, passion, and chaos that have characterized Russian history over the last century. Thomas's account covers extensively all the major periods of the Russian author's remarkable life, from childhood to his years in the Stalinist labor camps, his battle against censorship and his expulsion from the U.S.S.R. in 1974, and his Vermont period and return to a Russia that has shed its Communist cloak but not its dark interior."

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All the President's Men

By Warner Home Video

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The true story of how Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncovered the White House involvement in the Watergate break in. Based on their Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting which was later set down as a book.

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America in the 1970s

By Marlee Richards

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Contents:
Nixon years : politics and policy in the early 1970s -- Uneasy postwar years : politics and policy in the late 1970s -- Can you dig it? science and technology in the 1970s -- Great roller-coaster ride : the 1970's economy -- Battle for equal rights : social change in the 1970s -- Write on : print media in the 1970s -- Experiments in creativity : art, design, and fashion in the 1970s -- Breaking the mold : stage and screen in the 1970s -- There's a riot goin' on : music in the 1970s -- Breakthroughs and tragedies : sports in the 1970s.

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Apollo: An Eyewitness Account

By Alan Bean

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Alan Bean, lunar module pilot on Apollo 12 and the fourth man to walk on the moon, conceived this book of fine-art painting that chronicles the Apollo missions. For us moonwalking was a technological wonder but his painting makes Apollo trips a human adventure.

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Comedy at the Edge: How Stand-up in the 1970s Changed America

By Richard Zoglin

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"In the rock-and-roll 1970s, a new breed of comic, inspired by the fearless Lenny Bruce, made telling jokes an art form. Innovative comedians like George Carlin, Richard Pryor, and Robert Klein, and, later, Steve Martin, Albert Brooks, Robin Williams, and Andy Kaufman, tore through the country and became as big as rock stars in an era when Saturday Night Live was the apotheosis of cool and the Improv, Catch a Rising Star, and the Comedy Store were the hottest clubs around.

"In Comedy at the Edge, Richard Zoglin gives a backstage view of the time, when a group of brilliant, iconoclastic comedians ruled the world--and quite possibly changed it, too. Based on extensive interviews with club owners, agents, producers--and with unprecedented and unlimited access to the players themselves-- Comedy at the Edge is a no-holdsbarred, behind-the-scenes look at one of the most influential and tumultuous decades in American popular culture."

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Daily Life in the United States: 1960 - 1990: Decades of Discord

By Myron A. Marty

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This title concentrates on the social history of the 60's, 70's, and 80's. All subjects such as "Kent State" are then related to changes experienced by the American people.

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Day by Day: The Seventies

By Marc Aronson

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"...covers US foreign policy,politics,economy, science and life style plus world affairs,Europe,Africa & the Middle East. This title can help the student with finding what happened on a specific date! One can only look by date."

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