Set the Night on Fire

Following on from Davis’s awardwinning L.A. history, City of Quartz, Set the Night on Fire is a historical tour de force, delivered in scintillating and fiercely beautiful prose.

Set the Night on Fire

Set the Night on Fire

Los Angeles Times Bestseller "Authoritative and impressive." –Los Angeles Times "Monumental." –Guardian A magisterial, riveting movement history of Los Angeles in the Sixties Los Angeles in the sixties was a hotbed of political and social upheaval. The city was a launchpad for Black Power—where Malcolm X and Angela Davis first came to prominence and the Watts uprising shook the nation. The city was home to the Chicano Blowouts and Chicano Moratorium, as well as being the birthplace of “Asian American” as a political identity. It was a locus of the antiwar movement, gay liberation movement, and women’s movement, and, of course, the capital of California counterculture. Mike Davis and Jon Wiener provide the first comprehensive movement history of L.A. in the sixties, drawing on extensive archival research and dozens of interviews with principal figures, as well as the authors’ storied personal histories as activists. Following on from Davis’s awardwinning L.A. history, City of Quartz, Set the Night on Fire is a historical tour de force, delivered in scintillating and fiercely beautiful prose.

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Set the Night on Fire
Language: en
Pages: 800
Authors: Mike Davis, Jon Wiener
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-14 - Publisher: Verso Books

Los Angeles Times Bestseller "Authoritative and impressive." –Los Angeles Times "Monumental." –Guardian A magisterial, riveting movement history of Los Angeles in the Sixties Los Angeles in the sixties was a hotbed of political and social upheaval. The city was a launchpad for Black Power—where Malcolm X and Angela Davis first
Set the Night on Fire
Language: en
Pages: 800
Authors: Mike Davis, Jon Wiener
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-14 - Publisher: Verso

Histories of the US sixties invariably focus on New York City, but Los Angeles was an epicenter of that decade's political and social earthquake. L.A. was a launchpad for Black Power where Malcolm X and Angela Davis first came to prominence and the Watts uprising shook the nation and home
Set the Night on Fire
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Robby Krieger
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-12 - Publisher: Hachette UK

In his tell-all, legendary Doors guitarist, Robby Krieger, one of Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” opens up about his band’s meteoric career, his own darkest moments, and the most famous black eye in rock ‘n’ roll. Few bands are as shrouded in the murky haze of rock
We Set the Dark on Fire
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Tehlor Kay Mejia
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-26 - Publisher: HarperCollins

“We Set the Dark on Fire burns bright. It will light the way for a new generation of rebels and lovers.” —NPR “Mejia pens a compelling, gripping story that mirrors real world issues of immigration and equality.” —Buzzfeed Five starred reviews!! In this daring and romantic fantasy debut perfect for
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Language: en
Pages: 1184
Authors: Stephen King
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-05 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

It began -- and ended -- in 1958 when seven children searched in the drains beneath Derry for an evil creature, but in 1985, Mike, once one of those children, makes six phone calls and disinters an unremembered promise that sets off the ultimate terror.

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