For courses in post-1945 U.S. history courses and courses in the 1960s. The book is a collection of 27 personal memoirs, each written for this book, covering different aspects of Sixties experience. The term Sixties is broadly interpreted to include stories from the 1950s through the mid-1970s; however, these stories focus on events and experiences consistent with the Sixties as historians understand that term. Karen Manners Smith and Tim Koster created this book to make the Sixties accessible and alive for todays college students, who know only that the period was unique and exciting, but have no real understanding of how young peoples individual choices made it what it was. The authors felt there was a lot that todays students could identify withidealism, commitment, risk, hard work, fear, hope, disappointmentif they could read the stories of people who, at their age, did important things with their own lives during a volatile historical period.Smith, Karen Manners is the author of 'Remembering the Sixties ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780131840775 and ISBN 0131840770.