Ablaze: Ten Years That Shook The World (Paperback)
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There's never been a more comprehensive, more entertaining chronicle of the hippy, revolutionary, incendiary era of the late 60s and early 70s. It's all here – the birth of all the new passions of the period – the counterculture, Black Power, the environmental movement, Women's Liberation, Gay Pride, the animal-rights movement, the Sexual Revolution, the Anti-War movement, and all the new revolutionary organizations – the Black Panthers and Weathermen in America, the FLQ in Québec, the IRA and UVF in Ireland, the Baader-Meinhof Gang in Germany, the Red Army in Japan, the Tupamaros in Uruguay, the Montoneros in Argentina, Greenpeace on the world's oceans.
Meet the extraordinary characters of the era—über-revolutionaries Che Guevara and Mao Zedong, Harvard professor turned psychedelic crusader and prison escapee Timothy Leary, heiress turned revolutionary bank robber Patricia Hearst, sex-symbol turned activist Jane Fonda, infantry grunt turned movie director Oliver Stone, Vietnam veteran turned anti-war activist turned Secretary of State John Kerry, Associate FBI Director turned 'Deep Throat' whistle-blower Mark Felt, egghead professor turned mass-media celebrity Marshall McLuhan, and Jesuit priest turned FBI Most Wanted terrorist Daniel Berrigan.
Battling against them are some of the most colorful characters the establishment has ever produced – Presidents Johnson and Nixon, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, potential leader of a British military coup Lord Louis Mountbatten, Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Argentine President Juan Peron, Spiro Agnew and the 'Butcher of Uganda', Idi Amin Dada.
The 1965-75 decade was incredible. Drugs, bombs, liberated women, street-fighting men. Seismic changes in politics, music, sports, journalism, architecture, aviation, food, hair, and fashion. All are brought to life in 'Ablaze – Ten Years That Shook the World.'
About the Author
Peter Rowe is an award-winning writer, director, producer, cinematographer who has worked all over the world. His previous books include Music vs The Man, published in 2020 by Armin Lear Press and Adventures in Filmmaking, published in 2013 by Pinewood Independent Publishing. Both are available at online booksellers.
He has written the screenplays for numerous films including Treasure Island (1999), Lost! (1986) and Shipwrecked on a Great Lake (2014). He has more than 180 films to his credit as director/producer including the 49-part TV series, Angry Planet (2007-2015).
Rowe was 18 years old in 1965 and 28 in 1975. In those formative years he experienced, lived, observed, processed and absorbed many of the incidents described in Ablaze – Ten Years That Shook The World.
He can be reached at email@example.com