All Dressed Up: The Sixties and the Counterculture

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Jonathon Green's oral history of the sixties 'underground', "Days in the Life", has been until now the most complete account of that celebrated - and much maligned - decade. In "All Dressed Up" he expands on that book to provide a fascinating and controversial overview of the cultural and political events of the decade. Comprehensive, detailed, often hilarious, this will be the definitive account of the sixties in Britain, challenging the myths fostered by those who were there and enlightening those who were not. Green's sixties begin with the invention of the 'teenager', with the Teds, the Beats and CND; they end with the OZ trial and with two of the decade's most lasting legacies: the women's movement and gay politics. In between his focus is on the whole panoply of that extraordinary decade, from sex, drugs and rock'n'roll to student protest, the anti-Vietnam movement and the radical social legislation - on abortion, obscenity, homosexuality and corporal punishment - pioneered by Roy Jenkins. The underground press, the Arts Lab 'Swinging London', Anti-psychiatry, the hippie trail, the festivals, the drug busts - Green surveys them all with affectionate but critical eye, celebrating the prevailing optimism of the sixties while remaining far from blind from its absurdities.

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'Astute and comprehensive...a more measured and substantial chronicle than its subject matter can ever have expected...It is unlikely to be improved upon.' Roger Hutchinson, Literary Review

'What happened in the sixties was that we all dressed up.' John Lennon

Jonathon Green's classic oral history of the sixties `underground', Days in the Life, has been until now the most complete account of that celebrated - and much maligned - decade. In All Dressed Up he expands on that book to provide a fascinating and controversial overview of the cultural and political events of the decade.

Comprehensive, detailed, often hilarious, this will be the definitive account of the sixties in Britain, challenging the myths fostered by those who were there and enlightening those who were not.

'If by any chance you have forgotten about "Swinging London", Anti-psychiatry, flower power, the Angry Brigade and the legal battles over the suitability of Lady Chatterley's Lover for you servants or Oz for your children, then this is the perfect place to get back up to strength...Green has style, humour and appropriate notes of scepticism, but above all an endearing affection for most of the events and people of the period.' Laurie Taylor, Independent

'A full-frontal history of the sixties...Green adeptly proves that, on the millenium's brink, we're still shivering under the moral backlash of all those hard-won freedoms, so we need this unslanted record, if only to fight on.' Alan Hatch, Mail on Sunday

'This exhaustive account could qualify as the final word on the subject.' Teddy Jamieson, Glasgow Herald

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Green, Jonathon
Editorial: Pimlico (1999)
ISBN 10: 0712665234 ISBN 13: 9780712665230
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