New York Times

by Michael T. Kaufman

Roaring Brook Press

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From racial and gender equality fights to the struggle against the draft and the Vietnam war, in 1968 Americans asked questions and fought for their rights.  Now, 30 years later, we look back on that seminal year--from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assasination to the Columbia University riots to our changing role among other nations--in this gripping introduction to the events home and abroad.  The year we first took steps in space, the year we shaped the present, 1968 presented by a former New York Times writer who lived through it all, shares the story with detail and passion.

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Praise for 1968

“In his succinctly titled 1968, Michael T. Kaufman draws on New York Times archives, his personal experience as a young Times staffer, a wealth of historic news photographs and other sources to replay these often bloody highlights from that pivotal year. Older readers who lived through 1968 will profit from Kaufman’s account, as will younger ones who can’t remember who came first.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Introduces readers to the people and events that defined one important year in history.” —Library Media Connection

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by Michael T. Kaufman

MICHAEL T. KAUFMAN spent more than 40 years at The New York Times, from copyboy to foreign correspondent and deputy foreign editor.  He is the author of nine books including ROOFTOPS AND ALLEYS, a children's book about a ten-year-old New Yorker.  He lives in Manhattan.

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NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies


Roaring Brook Press
January 2009
ISBN: 9781596434288
ISBN10: 1596434287
Young Adult Nonfiction
9 x 9 inches, 160 pages, Black-and-white photographs throughout
Age Range: 14 to 18
Grade Range: 9 to 13

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