Download 1969 and Then Some: A Memoir of Romance, Motorcycles, and by Robert Wintner PDF

By Robert Wintner

The 12 months whilst every thing had to be skilled and attempted, while innocence was once tempted, performed, and lost.

1969 used to be that pivotal yr for the infant boomers. younger and blameless, they got the last word freedoms and have been confronted with turning out to be up.

This touching, hilarious memoir is the real tale of a past due sixties grand journey of Europe—a life-defining parable, if you happen to take into accout and should you can’t. by no means prior to and never considering have a handful of seasons so exquisitely outlined the adaptation among correct and incorrect. With the reward of teenybopper they observed, sensed, and savored the laughably transparent contrast among revenue cause and greed, among fact and propaganda, among nationwide curiosity and safety contractors, among a stunning cloud of smoke and the smoke of napalm, and among the phantoms of safeguard and the risks of complacency and atrophy.

Stoned to the gills after which a few, those adventurers observed and felt and knew issues that no iteration ahead of did. a few absolutely engaged within the counterculture whereas others only saw, sticking a left foot in, pulling a left foot out, yet now not particularly leaping to the total hokeypokey.

It used to be an important time of self-discovery, of affection, and of checking out what you have been made of.

Show description

Read or Download 1969 and Then Some: A Memoir of Romance, Motorcycles, and Lingering Flashbacks of a Golden Age PDF

Best research & publishing guides books

The Social Stratification of English in New York City

One of many first bills of social version in language, this groundbreaking research based the self-discipline of sociolinguistics, supplying the version on which millions of stories were dependent. during this moment version, Labov seems again on 40 years of sociolinguistic learn, bringing the reader brand new on its tools, findings and achievements.

The Lonely Sea and the Sky (Summersdale travel)

On the age of 18 and with a style for experience, Francis Chichester emigrated to New Zealand with purely ten kilos in his pocket. With the impetuousness of juvenile he attempted his hand at a myriad of jobs, and via the age of 26 he were a farmhand, a boxer, a shepherd, a lumberjack, a member of 3 alternate unions - the Firemen's, the Miners' and the bushes staff' - a railway employee, a gold prospector, a coal miner, a door-to-door salesman, and a land agent.

Practical English Handbook

This moment version of the sensible English instruction manual has the purpose to give the weather of composition concisely and obviously, with out oversimplification and superficiality and with emphasis on what to do and the way to do it. Designed as a textual content for lecture room use, as a guide of topic correction, and as a source for self reliant research of specific difficulties, it bargains the coed concrete support from the 1st easy writing task throughout the more and more advanced calls for of the composition direction.

Narrative Research: Reading, Analysis, and Interpretation

Utilizing a brand new version for the category of varieties of readings, this ebook indicates how you can learn, examine and interpret lifestyles tale fabrics. The authors introduce 4 versions: holistic-content studying; holistic-form analyzing; categorical-content examining; and categorical-form studying. They current whole narratives in order that readers can evaluate the authors' interpretations opposed to the particular textual content in addition to study the tales all alone.

Extra info for 1969 and Then Some: A Memoir of Romance, Motorcycles, and Lingering Flashbacks of a Golden Age

Sample text

He then connects two opposite corners with a diagonal line and turns back to the class with the easy task: write down the square root of two. Doreen Gaunch was an anxious, straight-A girl with zits and thick, black glasses who would one day snatch an exotic beetle making the rounds for show and tell and eat it in one fell pop and crunch and then burst into tears. But that was later. In the moment she blurted that the square root of two is an infinite number and cannot be written. I smiled again on the right side of knowing and assured Mr.

On first blush, first gasp, first absorption of first sound waves we knew it was a groove for the ages, not to mention the moment, which would linger in history forever as a moment eternal, and so it was, perfectly synchronizing time and place and mood and love and, yes, the feeling. The words floated out of the box and across the room at eye level, visibly readable in their own talk bubble, and I read along as I clearly heard them—but it wasn’t really hearing; it was absorbing, assimilating into all as all accepted as everything—this was the osmosis I’d declined to pay attention to in biology but at that moment comprehended as if .

So we came up with the perfect solution, to head back to Marcia’s house for a joint. Hardly two miles out, Marcia’s house would have been a walk in the basil, had not a GTO pulled over just ahead and waited on the snow-drifted shoulder, its throaty 389 ca-chug, ca-chugging in baritone exhalation. Kenny mimed the super car as one more element to conjoin. The door swung open on two women heavily clad and introducing themselves as Janis Joplin and Grace Slick. “Get in,” Grace said. So we did. We didn’t really think they were rock stars, but then we couldn’t be too sure.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.50 of 5 – based on 28 votes