Thursday, November 6, 2014

Top ten books about the 1970s

Ian Plenderleith’s latest book is Rock’n’Roll Soccer: The Short Life and Fast Times of the North American Soccer League.

One of his top ten books about the 1970s, as shared at the Guardian:
What the Heck Are You Up To, Mr President? Jimmy Carter, America’s “Malaise”, and the Speech That Should Have Changed the Country by Kevin Mattson

“This is not a message of happiness or reassurance, but it is the truth and it is a warning,” President Carter told the US in July 1979. Although Carter’s remarkably honest speech about the need for an enlightened energy policy resonated with the public, the media and the Moral Majority savaged the president for the “malaise” he supposedly believed was afflicting America (he never used that word). A fine book about the brave speech that sounded the death knell of the 70s.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Page 99 Test: 'What the Heck Are You Up To, Mr. President?'.

--Marshal Zeringue