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Hippie* Hippie by Barry Miles
Between the years 1965 and 1971 something happened to make the world on one side of that divide all but unrecognizable to the world on the other side. For better or for worse (it very much depends on whom you ask), those seven years revolutionized western and eventually global — culture as utterly as any of the great turning points in our history. What happened were the hippies defined by virtually everything so-called straight society was not.
    Hippie combines hundreds of photographs, a fascinating narrative highlighting all the social and cultural upheavals of the time, as well as quotations from many of the people — Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary, Grace Slick, George Harrison, Wavy Gravy, and many others — who lived through and shaped the counter culture. Proceeding year by year, it gives an unprecedented degree of shape and coherence to a time that by its nature is kaleidoscopically bewildering.

sears catalog of sixties fashions* Everyday Fashions of the Sixties as Pictured in Sears Roebuck Catalogs
Features scores of illustrations with their original captions (specifying colors, sizes, prices). Items include apparel for men, women, and children from lingerie and playclothes to bridal ensembles, Madras jackets, and vinyl slicker coats. Introduction. Over 300 black-and-white illustrations.

Boutique: A '60s Cultural Phenomenon by Marnie Fogg 5 stars

Fashionable clothing Late 60"s* Fashionable Clothing from the Sears Catalogs: Late 1960s 4 1/2  stars
(Schiffer Book for Collectors)

 

Swinging Sixties* Swinging Sixties by Christopher Breward


* Mini Mod Sixties by Samantha Bleikorn



Swingin' Chicks of the 60's 
* Swingin' Chicks of the 60's
by Chris Strodder ~ A Tribute to 101 of the Decade's Defining Women ~ Filled with stories and over 300 photos, the book has tons of fab stuff.


Psychedelic Chic* Psychedelic Chic: Artistic Fashions of the Late 1960s and Early 1970s by Roseann Ettinger.
This book showcases the wonderful assortment of dresses, blouses, jackets, pants, shoes, and accessories worn by the most stylish of psychedelic erastrong men and women. A look at the history behind these '60s and '70s fashions-looks that are enjoying renewed popularity today. Current values, a bibliography, and an index are all provided. 400 color photos and illustrations.

How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival* How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival 5 stars
An excellently researched book about the group of eccentric young scientists who defied convention and changed the future of modern physics. An excellent read about the culture of that time, illuminating and quite romantic as well.



The Encyclopedia of Sixties Cool* The Encyclopedia of Sixties Cool:
A Celebration of the Grooviest People, Events, and Artifacts of the 1960s

by Chris Strodder, Michelle Phillips (Foreword)
5 stars



Hippie Dictionary*The Hippie Dictionary: A Cultural Encyclopedia of the 1960s and 1970s
by John Bassett McCleary, Joan Jeffers McCleary (Editor)
This idiosyncratic and comprehensive compendium of hippie culture captures the attitudes, goals, and key events of the movement along with its colorful cast of characters.
McCleary's A-to-Z listings includes political figures, civil rights leaders, pro- and anti-war activists, rock and roll stars, feminists, and gurus, as well as the wealth of slang that distinguished the truly hip from the forever square.:-) The author is an unabashed admirer of the period, and his keen observations create a lively portrait of an America in transition.720 pages

* Hemp Masters: Ancient Hippie Secrets for Knotting Hip Hemp Jewelry by Max Lunger 5 stars

* The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carly Emery
5 stars

* Hippie Artifacts: Mind-blowing Stuff to Collect
by Gary L. Moss 5 stars

* Hippie Crafts: Creating a Hip New Look Using Groovy '60s Crafts
by Joanne O'Sullivan 5 stars

 * The Hippie Narrative:
A Literary Perspective on the Counterculture

by Scott Macfarlane
5 stars


Hippie Handbook* Hippie Handbook: How to Tie-Dye A T-Shirt, Flash a Peace Sign, and Other Essential Skills for the Carefree Life4 stars
by Chelsea Cain, Lia Miternique
This lighthearted, free spirited, groovy guide tells you everything you need to be a hippie!

Mad about the Sixties* Mad About the Sixties The Best of the Best Decade by Editors of Mad Magazine
Alfred E. Neuman as a flower child? Ecch! Here is a hilarious look back at the Sixties from America's foremost satire magazine. Illustrated throughout in color and black and white, this MADcap compendium showcases the best send-ups, takeoffs, and put-ons from the era that gave us Tiny Tim and Timothy Leary. You'll be transported back to the days of psychedelia and Beatlemania as "the usual gang of idiots" - the editors and contributors of MAD Magazine - present classic features from their past.
So drop in and drop out with Alfred E. and company as the MADness begins.

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