Frye Gaillard has given us a deeply personal history, bringing his keen storyteller's eye to this pivotal time in American life. He explores the competing story arcs of tragedy and hope through the political and social movements of the times--civil rights, black power, women's liberation, the War in Vietnam, and the protests against it. But he also examines the cultural manifestations of change--music, literature, art, religion, and science--and so we meet not only the Brothers Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X, but also Gloria Steinem, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Harper Lee, Mister Rogers, Rachel Carson, James Baldwin, Andy Warhol, Billy Graham, Thomas Merton, George Wallace, Richard Nixon, Angela Davis, Barry Goldwater, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and the Berrigan Brothers.
Frye Gaillard is an award-winning journalist with over 20 published works on Southern history and culture, including "Watermelon Wine," "Cradle of Freedom: Alabama and the Movement that Changed America," "The Books That Mattered: A Reader's Memoir," "Journey to the Wilderness: War, Memory, and a Southern Family's Civil War Letters," and, most recently, "Go South to Freedom." Writer-in-residence at the University of South Alabama, he is also the John Egerton Scholar in Residence at the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Missisippi. He is the winner of the Clarence Cason Award for Nonfiction Writing, the Lillian Smith Book Award, and the Eugene Current-Garcia Award for Distinction in Literary Scholarship.
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