Washington Post 60's Decade Book - Gift Details
The Washington Post newspaper book uses reprinted coverage from DC’s flagship publication to create a fantastic reportage history of the key events throughout the 1960s.
What a decade the 1960s was. Crammed full of political tension, it marked a ten-year period after which nothing would ever be quite the same again. One man synonymous with the period was President John F. Kennedy. His successful election campaign of 1960 gets its share of coverage, along with his skilful and well-advised handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 – a situation that brought the US and the Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear war.
All the while, Kennedy championed the civil rights movement, until his untimely and tragic death in November 1963 at the hands of Lee Harvey Oswald in Texas. Indeed, for a decade of such incredible progress, it was also marked by a spate of further, significant assassinations. Principle among these was Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, who was gunned down in 1968, and JFK's younger brother, Senator Bobby Kennedy, who was killed just a few months later. All are covered in the book.
All the while, the terrible events unfolding in Vietnam and the constant calls for an end to the conflict are covered at length. Tragedy aside, there was the monumental approval of the Civil Rights Bill in June 1964, as well as the incredible space race fought between the States are her old foe the Soviet Union. Apollo 11’s historic mission in which Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon features in detail.
Your Gift Personalized
Your 1960s Decade book can be personalized by adding the recipient’s Name and a Message to the certificate label on the title page.
The recipient’s Name can also be gold-embossed on the front cover of the book for free.
The book measures 12.5 x 15” and comes in a green hardback that’s finished off with gold embossing on the front. Features 90 stories + two cover pages (contains 102 pages in total).