Book Discussion on 1968: The Year That Rocked the World

Mr. Kurlansky talked about his book, 1968: The Year that Rocked the World, published by Ballantine Books. In the book, the author… read more

Mr. Kurlansky talked about his book, 1968: The Year that Rocked the World, published by Ballantine Books. In the book, the author examines many of the major events that occurred around the world in 1968, and assesses their lasting effects on our society. Among the events Mr. Kurlansky discussed were the Tet offensive in Vietnam, the Soviet Union’s invasion of Czechoslovakia, the Democratic convention in Chicago, and the John Wayne movie The Green Berets. Mr. Kurlansky also talked about the impact of television on events and public perception. Following prepared remarks, he responded to questions from the audience. close

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Book Discussion on 1968: The Year That Rocked the World

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180017-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 17, 2004
Last Aired:
Mar 28, 2004

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  • Jan 17, 2004 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 18, 2004 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 22, 2004 | 3:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 28, 2004 | 5:05am EST | C-SPAN 2
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