Remember the Seventies? Even if you were not around, you will love these books that define the decade of the 1970s.
1. Fear & Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 by Hunter S. Thompson
“From the legendary journalist and creator of ‘Gonzo’ journalism Hunter S. Thompson comes the bestselling critical look at Nixon and McGovern’s 1972 presidential election.”
2. All the President’s Men by Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein
“With a new introduction by the authors for the fortieth anniversary of its publication, the most devastating political detective story of the century, two Washington Post reporters, whose brilliant, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation smashed the Watergate scandal wide open, tell the behind-the-scenes drama the way it really happened.”
3. Born on the Fourth of July by Ron Kovic
“The book details Kovic’s entering of the Vietnam War as a fierce, pro-war patriot before becoming an outspoken peace activist after an injury paralyzed him and he returned home to a cold reception.”—Rolling Stone
4. Even Cowgirls Get The Blues by Tom Robbins
“The whooping crane rustlers are girls. Young girls. Cowgirls, as a matter of fact, all ‘bursting with dimples and hormones’—and the FBI has never seen anything quite like them. Yet their rebellion at the Rubber Rose Ranch is almost overshadowed by the arrival of the legendary Sissy Hankshaw, a white-trash goddess literally born to hitchhike, and the freest female of them all.”
5. Winter in Chicago by David M. Hamlin
“Drugs, death and rock and roll on Chicago’s AM radio dial…
“Before dawn in January, 1975, Emily detours from her normal route to work in the newsroom of Chicago’s top pop rock station to investigate a crime scene. The police believe the body on the street is a suicide. Emily is stunned to discover that the dead woman is a dear friend since high school. Unable to fathom why Beni Steinart would take her own life, Emily begins an investigation that leads to a trunk-load of cocaine, Federal narcotics charges, abuse of power and a perplexing mystery – suicide or murder?
“Emily’s reporting triggers an explosive battle between two men who tower over their city. Cary Chase is Chicago’s most prominent bachelor, a wealthy entrepreneur whose mansion is the epicenter of Chicago’s elite society. United States Attorney Tommy ‘Tommy Terrific’ Jameson is ambitiously determined to rid his city of corruption on his way up to the Governor’s office and perhaps even higher.
“Drawing on an eclectic roster of news sources and WEL colleagues and her own considerable talent and determination, Emily uncovers the full story of her friend’s death in a remarkable confrontation which produces front page headlines and restores one life as it ruins another.”