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On the Bus: The Complete Guide to the Legendary Trip of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters and the Birth of the Counterculture by Paul Perry.  This book follows Kesey, Neal Cassady, and the Pranksters as they made psychedelic history "on the bus". Sleeping Where I Fall : A Chronicle by Peter Coyote  Peter tells all about his life as a mime, actor, and former Digger!  Lots to read about the 60's in San Francisco.
Groovy, Man : A Trip Through the Psychedelic Years (Rhino Collectible Music Series) by Alan Bisbort, Parke Puterbaugh 

This is a new book (we haven't got our copy yet!), but it promises to take us back through time with jaded eyes?
Summer of Love by Lisa Mason  Science Fiction book about a time traveler from 2467 who returns to San Francisco in 1967 to find a girl named Starbright.  He encounters an assortment of characters and LSD during the Summer of Love.
The Times Were a Changin : The Sixties Reader - by Irwin Unger  1968 by Joe Haldeman Story of one year in a soldier's life in Vietnam and the 60's counterculture.
Aquarius Revisited : Seven Who Created the Sixties Counterculture That Changed America (Citadel Underground Series) by Peter O. Whitmer, Bruce Van Wyngarden  The seven are William S. Burroughs; Allen Ginsberg; Key Kesey; Timothy Leary; Norman Mailer; Tom Robbins; Hunter S. Thompson:  These are some of the most influential thinkers of the 60s.  Find out how they influenced the hippie movement. The Way the Wind Blew: A History of the Weather Underground by Ron Jacobs This book chronicles the genesis and growth of the Weatherman/Weather Underground, a radical antiwar and anti-imperialist group of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Assault on the Left : The FBI and the Sixties Antiwar Movement - by James Kirkpatrick Davis  The Sixties: Years of Hope Days of Rage by Todd Gitlin  Gitlin was elected president of the SDS, Students for a Democratic Society in 1963 and helped organize the first national demonstration against the Vietnam War.  This is his story and that of the protest movement of the 60's.
Hippies by Peter Jedick  Jedick was enrolled at Kent State in the early 70s so he experienced firsthand the student protests leading up to that fateful day in 1970 when four students were shot.  This fictional tale relives that era.