Book Launch and 50th Anniversary Moon Landing Celebration

On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched down on the moon’s surface, beginning the first moon landing in history. On July 20, 2019, exactly 50 years later, authors Brent Green, Greg Dobbs, Robert William Case, Dr. Carol Orsborn, David Cogswell, and Bob Moses will gather at BookBar to celebrate this momentous achievement and officially launch their book, 1969: Are You Still Listening?

1969 stood as the final year of a tumultuous decade that upended American culture and shattered domestic tranquility. On the fiftieth anniversary of that electrifying year, an eclectic group of eight eminent authors — journalists, fiction and nonfiction writers, and social and political commentators — have published their coming-of-age experiences, vivid memories, and lessons learned.

Entitled 1969: Are You Still Listening? Stories & Essays, the book provides eyewitness accounts, personal tales, uncommon confessions, and fact-based fictional stories of a transformative decade. It merges documentary-style reporting with creative exploration. One question reverberates throughout this book: Are you still listening? It inspires readers to think about the nation’s social and political progress fifty years later. How do we define national unity today? Does discord linger from 50 years ago? Do we sense progress toward the goals of that decade? For those who experienced 1969 firsthand, this book stirs memories and invites reflection about a momentous year. For those who were born later, the book reveals truths about a rebellious time and an engaged generation that proclaimed a new vision for America.

 

Joining lead author Brent Green, an authority on the Baby Boomer generation, are three other Denver metro-based authors: Greg Dobbs, a veteran ABC network news correspondent and longtime columnist for The Denver Post; Bob Moses, publisher of the nation’s first newspaper for older adults; and Robert William Case, a retired attorney and novelist. David Cogswell of Hoboken, New Jersey, a multi-book published author, and Dr. Carol Orsborn, the author of 30 books for and about the Boomer generation, will also join their Colorado co-authors for the Book Launch event. Two nonattending authors located outside Colorado, Dr. Jed Diamond and Richard Adler, also contributed to the book.

 

Event date: 
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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$12.50
ISBN: 9780578488455
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Published: Brent Green & Associates, Inc. - April 2019