This is a comprehensive A to Z overview of the Britpop music scene in the UK between 1992 and 1998. It covers the leading bands such as Oasis, Blur, Suede, Pulp and Elastica, as well as scores of other bands, albums and performers, and describes the influence of Britpop on popular culture.
Life After America is an excellently written, enthralling account of a young American war resistor in the late 1960s. On the verge of being called up to fight in Vietnam, Joseph Glazner puts his pacifism into practice. He flees to Canada before being drafted. The book relates his experiences over the next two years and wonderfully captures the mood of the 1960s.