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The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Posted by Sherry on 8/1/2017 in 1967, General, Young Adult Fiction |

So, here’s the backstory for this famous YA novel, according to Wikipedia: The Outsiders is a coming-of-age novel by S. E. Hinton, first published in 1967 by Viking Press. Hinton was 15 when she started writing the novel, but did most of the work when she was 16 and a junior in high school. Hinton […]

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Venture at Midsummer by Eva-Lis Wuorio

Posted by Sherry on 12/18/2015 in 1967, Adventure thriller, Around the World, Finland |

I picked this book out of a bunch of ex-library discards because I had heard of the author somewhere. In fact, I have one of Ms. Wuorio’s books, To Fight in Silence, a fictional World War II story based on interviews with “hundreds of Norwegians who were training in Canada for the war, and dozens […]

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Julia and the Art of Practical Travel by Lesley M.M. Blume

Posted by Sherry on 6/2/2015 in 1967, 2015, Children's Fiction, General |

Ms. Blume writes “odd and quirky”, and this one definitely fits that description. It’s funny at times, but the underlying situation, the 1960’s and a child deserted by her hippie druggie mother, is way too serious for a humorous novel. Throw in a voodoo queen in New Orleans, bullies in a fancy elite school for […]

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1967-68: Movies

Posted by Sherry on 3/12/2012 in 1967, 1968, 20th Century History Project, General, Movies |

Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood by Mark Harris, reviewed by Lazygal, is a nonfiction history of the five movies that were nominated for Best Picture Oscars in 1968: Dr. Doolittle, The Graduate, Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner, In the Heat of the Night and Bonnie and Clyde. […]

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1967: Books and Literature

Posted by Sherry on 2/22/2012 in 1967, 20th Century History Project, General |

Published in 1967: The Chosen by Chaim Potok. Set in the 1940’s, two Jewish teens, one Hasidic and the other orthodox, but less strict in his observance, develop a friendship that survives the vicissitudes of adolescence and changing times. Taran Wanderer by Lloyd Alexander. In this children’s fantasy novel, the fourth of five volumes in […]

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1967: Events and Inventions

Posted by Sherry on 2/22/2012 in 1967, 20th Century History Project, General |

February, 1967. The U.S. launches Operation Junction City, its biggest assault yet against the Vietcong in Vietnam. April, 1967. General George Papadopoulos takes over the government of Greece in a military coup. April 9, 1967. The first Boeing 737, a twin-engine narrow-body jet airliner, takes its maiden flight. As of December 2011, Boeing had built […]

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