Prime Green

Prime Green

Remembering the Sixties

Book - 2007 | 1st ed.
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Baker & Taylor
The author offers a tribute to the 1960s told through a series of personal vignettes recounting his global experiences, from his final year in the military to his work as a correspondent in Vietnam, where he witnessed the invasion of Laos.

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Stone (author of the novels A Hall of Mirrors and A Flag for Sunrise, among others) offers a memoir beginning with his service in the US Navy during the late 1950s and ending in the late 1960s, when he was reporting on the US war in Vietnam. In between these bookends, he describes sojourns with Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters, various reporting assignments around the country on behalf of the Daily News and others, and negotiating with Hollywood over the film adaptation of A Hall of Mirrors, among other adventures. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer

A memoir of America's most turbulent, whimsical decade, in the words of the man who experienced it all...

From the New York City of Kline and De Kooning to the jazz era of New Orleans's French Quarter to Ken Kesey's psychedelic California, Prime Green explores the 1960s in all its weird, innocent, fascinating glory. An account framed by two wars, it begins with Robert Stone's last year in the Navy, when he took part in an Antarctic expedition navigating the globe, and ends in Vietnam, where he was a correspondent in the days following the invasion of Laos. Told in scintillating detail, Prime Green zips from coast to coast, from days spent in the raucous offices of Manhattan tabloids to the breathtaking beaches of Mexico, and merry times aboard the bus with Kesey and the Pranksters.

Building on personal vignettes from Stone's travels across America, this powerful memoir offers the legendary novelist's inside perspective on a time many understand only peripherally. These accounts of the 1960s are riveting not only because Stone is a master storyteller but because he was there, in the thick of it, through all the wild times. From these incredible experiences, Prime Green forges a moving and adventurous portrait of a unique moment in American history.



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A first work of nonfiction by the award-winning author of Dog Soldiers is a tribute to the 1960s that is told through a series of personal vignettes recounting his global experiences, from his final year in the military and Antarctic trip to his work as a correspondent in Vietnam, where he witnessed the invasion of Laos. 100,000 first printing.
"A memoir of America's most turbulent, whimsical decade. From the New York City of Kline and De Kooning to the jazz era of New Orleans's French Quarter to Ken Kesey's psychedelic California, Prime Green explores the 1960s in all its weird, innocent, fascinating glory. An account framed by two wars, it begins with Stone's last year in the Navy and ends in Vietnam, where he was a correspondent in the days following the invasion of Laos. The narrative zips from coast to coast, from days spent in the raucousoffices of Manhattan tabloids to the breathtaking beaches of Mexico, and merry times aboard the bus with Kesey and the Pranksters. These accounts of the sixties are riveting not only because Stone is a master storyteller but because he was there, in the thick of it, through all the wild times.--From publisher description."--From source other than the Library of Congress

Publisher: New York : Ecco, c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060198169
0060198168
Characteristics: 229 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.

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