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by Peter N. Carroll
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  • Author:
    Peter N. Carroll
  • ISBN:
    003071057X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0030710575
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    Henry Holt & Co (March 1, 1984)
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    Americas
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A William Abrahams book.

A William Abrahams book.

The title of Peter Carroll's book, "It Seemed Like Nothing Happened", ironically reveals the message. Phenomenal survey-type book of the 1970s. Yes, it reads kind of like a textbook, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The decade of the '70s was far from our common impression of the calm following the turbulent '60s. The title is, of course, ironic, and the book very successfully shows that the "Sixties" as a movement/era/idea do not at all end on December 31, 1969, and that much of great significance happened in this easily overlooked decade. Will definitely keep this one on my shelf for future reference and rereading.

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Carroll reminds us of tragedies and occasional moments of levity, bringing up the names Patricia Hearst, George Jackson .

Carroll reminds us of tragedies and occasional moments of levity, bringing up the names Patricia Hearst, George Jackson and Angela Davis, Wilbur Mills and the Argentina Firecracker, Wayne Hays and Elizabeth Ray, Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone. In this unique, comprehensive history of the 1970s, we learn about international developments: the war in Cambodia, Nixon's trip to China, the oil embargo and resulting gas shortage, the Mayaquez incident, the Camp David accords, the Iranian capture of the . embassy and the taking of hostages, the ill-fated rescue mission. All this signaled a decline in American power and influence.

On politics, Carroll supplies an interpretation, even some analysis: ""The very traits that had made such an attractive candidate in 1976-images of compassion, homeyness, ed popular expectations of presidential authority. Nothing remarkable, but sound.

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The author perceives the 1970s as an era when the search for alternative values and a new sense of community served as a counterweight to cynicism in the political sphere