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Author Doyle, Michael, 1956-

Title Radical chapters : pacifist bookseller Roy Kepler and the paperback revolution / Michael Doyle
Edition First edition
Published Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 427 pages) : illustrations
Contents Opening chapters -- The good war -- Germfask -- Resisting the next war -- College -- KPFA -- Kepler's Books & Magazines -- Paperback revolutionary -- Joan -- The sixties begin -- Grindstone -- The Institute -- The Free U -- Resistance -- Oakland -- Roots and branches -- Counterattack -- Farewell to the sixties -- The new revolution -- Transitions -- Book wars
Summary Soon after independent bookstore Kepler's Books and Magazines opened in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1955, it became a meeting place for counterculture figures and a hot bed of radicalism in the 1950s and '60s. This narrative biography chronicles a generation of radicalism, resistance, and idealism through the life of the store's founder, Roy Kepler
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Kepler, Roy C.
Kepler, Roy C. -- Friends and associates -- Biography
Kepler's Books -- History.
Booksellers and bookselling -- United States -- Biography.
Bookstores -- California -- Menlo Park -- History.
Counterculture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Pacifists -- United States -- Biography.
Paperbacks -- Publishing -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0815650833 (electronic bk.)
9780815650836 (electronic bk.)