I just ordered this book in the KPFK fund drive. I'm looking forward to getting it. Eight-hundred pages!
Histories of the sixties in the United States invariably overlook Southern California, but Los Angeles was the epicenter of that decade’s political and social earthquake. L.A. was a launchpad for Black Power—where Malcolm X and Angela Davis first came to prominence and the Watts uprising shook the nation. The city was home to the Chicano Blowouts and Chicano Moratorium, as well as being the birthplace of “Asian American” as a political identity, a locus of the antiwar movement, gay liberation movement, and women’s movement, and, of course, the capital of California counterculture. . . .
I've been a huge fan of Jon Wiener's writing for decades -- and these events of my childhood in L.A. have been on my mind a lot lately -- so I ordered the book from The Nation for $24.99 plus $7 for shipping: