1960s Decade of Dissent: The Way We Were

by Bernie Keating



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/16/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 232
ISBN : 9781449027230
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 232
ISBN : 9781449027247
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 232
ISBN : 9781449027780

About the Book

     Ginny and Montana are students caught-up in campus turmoil at the University of California, Berkeley, during the 1960s nation-wide era of dissent.  It is a story of social misfits, troubled people scared in a dysfunctional childhood who drift together in the cause célèbre of the moment -- and there are plenty of causes for them to find:

            anti-authority sit-ins

            anti-Vietnam War marches

            draft card burnings

            Vatican Two church revolt

            civil rights turmoil

            grapepicker strike

            underground Weatherman

            martial law - street barricades

    Ginny and Montana and their fellow students had all these things on their plate -- on and off campus.  Ginny becomes the activist leader of the violent Weatherman organization and goes underground as a fugitive from the FBI.     Now, fifty years later, it is difficult to believe but many in our nation were engaged in an almost open revolt.  Names of people are fictional, but all the events are exactly as they happened.  I know, because I was there.

About the Author

This is Bernie Keating's third book after finishing other careers spanning 60 years:


        Naval officer - Korean War

        Graduate school U.C., Berkeley

        Multi-national company executive

        Management consultant

        Rancher in Sierra Mountains