Advertisement for Myself: The paperback edition
So let me announce that my book, 1959: The Year Everything Changed, is now out in paperback from Wiley & Sons.
As the subtitle suggests, the book covers everything about the era’s transformations—in politics, society, culture, science, and sex. But readers of this space may be especially interested in the chapters on music: the origins of Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, the rise of Ornette Coleman, the globalization of Dave Brubeck, the roots of Motown.
I won’t be so indulgent as to quote the raves and hosannas that greeted the book on its hardcover publication a year ago. But please go to my website, where you can read all about them, order copies with a click (and, incidentally, get linked to this blog, among other things).