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Timeline. 1 Breaking the Chains. 2 A Visitor from the East. 3 The Philosopher of Hip. 4 Generations Howling. 5 The Cosmonaut of Inner Space. 6 The End of Obscenity. 7 Sickniks. 8 Thinking about the Unthinkable. 9 The Race for Space. 10 Toppling the Tyranny of Numbers. 11 The Assault on the Chord. 12 Revolutionary Euphoria. 13 Breaking the Logjam, Hitting the Wall. 14 The Frontier's Dark Side. 15 The New Language of Diplomacy. 16 Sparking the Powder Keg. 17 Civilizations in the Stars. 18 A Great Upward Swoop of Movement. 19 Blurring Art and Life. 20 Seeing the Invisible. 21 The Off-Hollywood Movie. 22 The Shape of Jazz to Come. 23 Dancing in the Streets. 24 Andromeda Freed from Her Chains. 25 New Frontiers. Acknowledgments. Notes. Credits. Index.
Fred Kaplan is a columnist for Slate and a frequent contributor to the New York Times , New York magazine, and other publications. A former reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner for the Boston Globe , he is also the author of Daydream Believers and coauthor of The Wizards of Armageddon . He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Brooke Gladstone.
'...very readable and pacy book that traces the significant events of 1959...pleasingly different from what you might expect.' (Beat Scene, December 2010).