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Make Love, Not War

The Sexual Revolution: An Unfettered History, 1st Edition

By David Allyn


404 pages | 8 Color Illus.

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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


"Make Love, Not War is must reading for sex educators, counselors, and therapists of the 21st century--many of whom were too young to have experienced the 1960's and 1970's themselves." -- Alice Laddas Journal of Sex Education and Therapy

"David Allyn's brisk history of the sexual revolution in America deserves a wide readership and considerable praise." -- American Historical Review

"Filled with fresh details, this is a strong debut from a gifted young cultural critic." -- Elaine Showalter

"Allyn has done a remarkable job of bringing together all the diverse strands of the sexual revolution -- from the principled and political to the purely hedonistic and outright kooky." -- Barbara Ehrenreich

"A useful and readable chronicle of the melange of activity and talk that changed American irreversibly." -- Todd Gitlin, Chicago Tribune

"Entertaining. A very readable and intelligent analysis of an often oversimplified era." -- Entertainment Weekly

"No other book gathers together this array of material.Allyn fascinatingly integrates hitherto unconnected figures.useful and readable. The New York Times Book Review."

"One must admire the wealth of detail and documented anecdotes that fuel his steamy narrative." -- The New Yorker

About the Author

David Allyn has a Ph.D. from Harvard and has taught history at Princeton. He is now a journalist and writer, and his articles have appeared in the Washington Post, The Boston Globe and The New York Daily News, and the Journal of American Studies. He lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / United States / General