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Carried Along: Coming of Age in the Sixties Hank de Cillia

Carried Along: Coming of Age in the Sixties

Hank de Cillia

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The 60s!Extremists have told their stories but who speaks for the rest of us? Could a citizen be an activist without being a radical in that polarized decade? Hank deCillia was. Born in the Bronx near the end of WWII, Hank grew up in a shelteredMoreThe 60s!Extremists have told their stories but who speaks for the rest of us? Could a citizen be an activist without being a radical in that polarized decade? Hank deCillia was. Born in the Bronx near the end of WWII, Hank grew up in a sheltered community. He recalls his early fears during the Cold War and his awakening to political activism in college at the beginning of the 1960s. He never led a march or threw a bomb. Still in his quiet way as a businessman, family man and homeowner, he stood up for what he believed.He recalls that, like most of his contemporaries, he lived between the extremes of the era, carried along by events. He tells his story with wry humor and keen insight. Many readers will remember the music, films and headlines that shaped his life and theirs. Younger readers will see a more balanced view of the time than they may have encountered in their history books.A great voice: accessible, charming, humble, funny, bewildered at times. It’s a charming read in addition to a moving one—not to mention a really excellent walk through history. ~~Leigh Gallagher, Author and Assistant Managing Editor, Fortune MagazineFor those who were there and those who wish they had been, CARRIED ALONG is a proverbial moving sidewalk through the most pivotal era in recent history. Enjoy the journey. ~~Sarah Nell Summers, Ph.D.