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Something's happening here : a sixties odyssey from Brooklyn to Woodstock

Title
Something's happening here : a sixties odyssey from Brooklyn to Woodstock / Mark Berger.
Author
Berger, Mark L., 1945-
Publication
  • Albany, NY : Excelsior Editions, State University of New York Press, [2019]
  • ©2019

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Details

Description
xii, 230 pages; 22 cm
Alternative Title
Sixties odyssey from Brooklyn to Woodstock
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Anecdotes.
  • Biography.
  • History.
Contents
Prologue -- Lost in Brooklyn -- Tennessee Reel -- Back to the Boro -- Going north -- Woodstock.
Call Number
JFD 19-3998
ISBN
  • 9781438474625
  • 1438474628
LCCN
2018033273
Author
Berger, Mark L., 1945- author.
Title
Something's happening here : a sixties odyssey from Brooklyn to Woodstock / Mark Berger.
Publisher
Albany, NY : Excelsior Editions, State University of New York Press, [2019]
Copyright Date
©2019
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Summary
"The meadow outside Bethel, New York, is eerily silent. Yesterday it held half a million cheering young people. Only a few hours ago, the closer, Jimi Hendrix, recast the "Star Spangled Banner" as a firefight in the Mekong Delta. Mark Berger's been here the whole time. Arriving four days early, he helped set up kitchens and paths. During the festival, he worked to calm kids tripped out on acid, maneuvered a water truck through a sea of spectators, and fell in love, twice. Woodstock was the party of the century, the Sixties condensed into seventy-two hours, and proof that peace and love could turn a potential disaster into a mythic celebration of life. Now, it's decision time: Does he board a converted school bus and move to a commune in New Mexico or return to New York City to teach in a community-controlled school district? Something's Happening Here begins in Brooklyn eight years earlier, in 1961, where Berger, determined to be true to himself, pledges to live his life boldly. With buddies like Zooby and Bird, he experiences the thrilling fear of joy rides and the roller coaster of mind-altering drugs. He's swept up in the energy of renegade writers and musicians and connects with the counterculture's spirit. Scenes abound: catching the Drifters at a Brooklyn R&B club; digging Allen Ginsberg reading his poetry in a Tennessee steak house; having ony a few seconds to talk his way out of being drafted. At Woodstock it all comes together--who he is, what he believes, and which path he has to take."--Provided by publisher.
Chronological Term
1900-1999
Added Title
Sixties odyssey from Brooklyn to Woodstock
Research Call Number
JFD 19-3998
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