Make Love, Not War: The Sexual Revolution, an Unfettered History
When Helen Gurley Brown's Sex and the Single Girlhit bookstores in 1962, the sexual revolution was launched and there was no turning back. Soon came the pill, the end of censorship, the advent of feminism, and the rise of commercial pornography. Our daily lives changed in an unprecedented time of sexual openness and experimentation.
Make Love, Not Waris the first serious treatment of the complicated events, ideas, and personalities that drove the sexual revolution forward. Based on first-hand accounts, diaries, interviews, and period research, it traces changes in private lives and public discourse from the fearful fifties to the first tremors of rebellion in the early sixties to the heady heyday of the revolution.
Bringing a fresh perspective to the turbulence of these decades, David Allyn argues that the sexual revolutionaries of the '60s and '70s, by telling the truth about their own histories and desires, forced all Americans to re-examine the very meaning of freedom.
Written with a historian's attention to nuance and a novelist's narrative drive, Make Love, Not Waris a provocative, vivid, and thoughtful account of one of the most captivating episodes in American history. Also includes an 8-page insert.
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Make love, not war: the sexual revolution, an unfettered historyUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Allyn, a writer and Harvard-trained historian, presents here a detailed analysis of the 20th-century sexual revolution, beginning with the publication of Helen Gurley Brown's Sex and the Single Girl ... Read full review
Review: Make Love, Not War: The Sexual Revolution: An Unfettered HistoryUser Review - Mark Klempner - Goodreads
This is a good book, probably the best overview of "the sexual revolution." The only problem I had with it was that Mr. Allyn seemed, at times, like an apologist for the 60s rather than a disinterested social historian who was just trying to figure out what happened. Read full review
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