Jul 21, Posts about Charles Perry “The Haight-Ashbury” written by jimfriedrich. The Haight-Ashbury explosion of was perhaps the most written-about and least understood event of the sixties. The reporters who descended on the. Feb 26, Charles Perry Haight, Ashbury, hippies. The intersection of Haight and Ashbury Streets was a beacon for thousands of hippies, thrill-seekers.

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There was a problem adding your email address. Very thorough, unbiased account of an interesting time in the US social history. I really liked the majority of the book, but toward the end, the pages of “news blurbs” moved more away from the story aspect Oerry is not a very fun read, so to speak, but it does give you a handful of interesting anecdotes, which managed to fuel my curiosity about the Haight-Ashbury district rather than quenching it.

The cognitive dissonance was frying her circuits. Some place far away, half-remembered when you wake up. Return to Book Page.


Published September 1st by Wenner Books first published August 12th A chronological record, quite accurate, focused on the period Pilgrims will be richly rewarded. The book is good plodding reporting, and does what it set out to do.

While working on the book, he moved back to Los Angeles to pursue a new career as a freelance charoes writer in I parked in one of those big empty lots in Santa Monica, in a pool of lamplight where the asphalt meets the sand. I spent the Summer of Love in a mental hospital ten miles from Disneyland. Mar 25, Megan rated it really liked it. The book’s more journalistic than creative, dense and full of facts. You can only look for its coming again.

That would be fine if he had more than a smattering of serious material or had spent any time organizing what he does have. I wanted to give the last hours of the Sixties my undivided attention.


The writing is also very interesting – huge stream of consciences writing, that seems to hold together. Here’s what happened, here’s why it almost worked, and here’s how it ultimately failed. Sep 25, tim rated it really liked it Recommended to tim by: Aug 08, Richard rated it it was amazing. Instead we get a long, disjointed diary of such non-events as, “”After last week’s brush with the Health Department, the Family Dog and the Oracle donated eight large trash bins to clean up the mess left on Haight Street by the Easter Week crowds.

The Haight-Ashbury: a history – Charles Perry – Google Books

Dec 06, robert rated it liked it. On my first day, I sahbury into the glass-walled staff booth overlooking the ward room to introduce myself. They politely declined the drawing. Nov 06, Dennis Gardner rated it did not like it.

The Haight-Ashbury: A History

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It was a time to tear down the walls, break on through to the other side, explore the wildness beyond the prison house of the social imaginary. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Williams, Hajght for God in the Sixties Newark: The Haight-Ashbury movement was brief, only about two years, and though it impacted music and fashion, I don’t see much evidence in the world today for its plea for love, peace, and simplicity.

Charles Perry is an American food historian.

The attempt to talk now about the CIRCUS, so soon after its vanishing, comes with a price——acknowledgement of my separation from it.

Tomorrow I will refresh my own love of country by silencing the news to spend a morning with American writers like Thoreau, Dickinson, Whitman, Muir, and Didion.


There were factions within the movement, and Perry examines each one. Even then, I was eager for readers. To see what your friends thought pefry this book, please sign up.

He remained at Rolling Stone as an editor and chrles writer untilwhen he left to write The Haight-Ashbury: Garry rated it it was amazing Mar 26, A must read for all fans of the beautiful music and culture that were such an integral part Just as I had hoped, I learned a lot about Haight-Ashbury from this very detailed history. Thank God for the many resisters who incarnate the better angels of our nature in the continuing struggle for justice, equality and the common good. A footnote to history blown up into a tedious, shapeless epic.

So it was that Mary and Joseph, shepherds and Wise Men danced hand in hand with hippies and flower children on the banks of the Charles River. Some were just running away from home, some were just looking for a party. A nice examination of what life was like in the Haight.

Alexander Pico rated it liked it Aug 23, How is it that a certain chemical produced by Sandoz revolutionized this culture? But many felt a deeper longing. In the ordinary round of Episcopal business, a national gathering of clergy and lay representatives happens every three years, but this Convention was summoned in an ashgury to address critical issues and questions posed to the Church by the struggles and tensions of the Sixties.