I thought this book did a really good job of covering the events that occured in and around the year 1968 that were pivotal in many ways. My only beef with it is that I couldn't figure out the pattern or order to the relation of the facts. It wasn't chronological or geographical, and seemed random. Of course, in the realm of global politics and events I am no more than a novice, and I was listening to this on audio. Either of those points could have contributed to the seeming scatteredness of the facts in this book. It was absolutely worth reading, and I got from it the names of several other authors and titles from and about the time period that I want to check on.