Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Which is it, guys?

Spotted in the same bookstore section, easily within spitting distance of each other: Fred Kaplan's 1959: The Year Everything Changed and Rob Kirkpatrick's 1969: The Year Everything Changed.

P.S. I get first dibs on 1979 (Iranian revolution, Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Three Mile Island, hostage crisis, comedy of errors over Soviet brigade in Cuba...) An advance in the higher five figures will do nicely. Call my agent.


Norwegian Guy said...

At least nothing changed anywhere in 1989.

LFC said...

Ha ha. Good point.

In fairness to Kaplan and Kirkpatrick, their books are only about the U.S. But I couldn't resist the urge to tweak them a bit.