LA Times 70's Decade Book
- Gift Details
The Los Angeles Times newspaper book uses reprinted coverage from this dominant American publication to create a fantastic reportage history of the key events throughout the 1970s.
With the 1960s being a hard act to follow, the 1970s represents another dramatic period in American history. The Vietnam War continues to rage, with yet more bloodshed and violent protests such as the UCLA Emergency being extensively covered, until the long awaited signing of the Vietnam Peace Agreement in January 1973.
The Watergate scandal soon takes the public attention away from Vietnam, as details of a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters and the cover up by Nixon's administration staff are revealed. Several figures within the Nixon party are removed from government and President Nixon himself is forced to resign in 1974, the only resignation in US history. Details of the unfolding and dramatic events are covered extensively from 1973 through to 1974.
The latter half of the decade book sees coverage of yet more war mongering in Vietnam and Cambodia, despite their efforts for peace. The Watergate Scandal continues to appear, with convictions being affirmed. America celebrates its 200th birthday on 4th July 1976, and The King Elvis Presley dies aged 42 in 1977. Coverage during the trail end of the decade is mostly concerned with problems in the middle east.
Your Gift Personalized
Your 1970s 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 100 stories + two cover pages (contains 102 pages in total).