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SAUL AUSTERLITZ has had work published in the LA Times, NY Times, Boston Globe, Slate, the Village Voice, The New Republic, the SF Chronicle, Spin, Rolling Stone, and Paste. He is the author of several previous books, including Money for Nothing: A History of the Music Video from the Beatles to the White Stripes. He lives in Brooklyn.


"This is a deeply researched and colorfully written account of the disastrous symbolic end to the 1960s." --Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review "Critical and poignant, a thoroughly researched exploration of the ultimate price tag for the end of the 1960s." --Kirkus "A carefully constructed examination of an incident that changed the course of popular history." --Booklist Starred Review "This deeply researched book, full of human detail, is essentially a true-crime narrative, shedding light on the darkest, most troubling moment of the sixties counterculture and all that led up to it and followed from it. It is a riveting piece of documentary writing." --Morris Dickstein, author of Gates of Eden and Dancing in the Dark "Rough, sickening, blasted, detailed. The focus on Meredith Hunter and his family is heroic." --Greil Marcus "Austerlitz has written the definitive account of this tumultuous moment in American music history." --Ted Gioia, music historian and author of Delta Blues and The History of Jazz "Austerlitz offers an evenhanded insight into all the players. Especially welcome is the full portrait of Meredith Hunter, the doomed young man trapped in the maelstrom." --Andrew Grant Jackson, author of 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music

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