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History faculty McMillian publishes Smoking Typewriters

Congratulations to Dr. John McMillian on the publication of his new book, Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America.

From the description on the Oxford University Press website:

How did the New Left uprising of the 1960s happen? What caused millions of young people-  many of them affluent and college educated-to suddenly decide that American society needed to be completely overhauled?

Smoking Typewriters is an investigation of major underground newspapers of the time (the Los Angeles Free Press, the East Village Other, and the Berkeley Barb) and the communities created by “writers who actively participated in the events they described.”

The Library’s holdings of Dr. McMillian’s publications can be found here.

Dr. McMillian is a founding editor of The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture and is at work on Beatles Vs. Stones: The History of a Legendary Rivalry (Free Press/Simon & Schuster). He has been an assistant professor of history at Georgia State University since 2010.

The Special Collections and Archives Department of Georgia State University’s Library will host Dr. McMillian for a book talk on Friday, March 11, 2011, from 3:00-5:00 (Library South, 8th Floor). The event is free and open to the public; books will be available for purchase at the event. Please contact Traci Drummond for more information (404.413.2880,