Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll:
The Evolution of an American Youth Culture
by Douglas Brode
HQ27 .B685 2015
New Arrivals, 2nd floor
If you’re interested in history, film, music, or popular culture in general, take some time to check out Douglas Brode’s book about young Americans in the mid-twentieth century. Following World War II, significant changes occurred in the United States, and teenagers played a significant role in those changes. Brode highlights youth culture icons from James Dean to Sandra Dee to Bob Dylan to Timothy Leary. He touches on the popularization of drive-in movie theaters, car culture, hippies, and more. Check this book out from the Library, put on some Beatles and get a better understanding of how youth culture in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s shaped our country.
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