John McMillian’s “Smoking Typewriters,” in telling the historic tale of the Sixties underground press, “puts readers in the cockpit of the era. He conjures up the radical style, the exuberant mood, and the bravado…” The book profiles the “loud, colorful, unconvential” papers like the Los Angeles Free Press, the Great Speckled Bird, The Berkeley Barb, and The Rag in Austin, that “sparked the rebellion of a generation.”

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