Ruth E. Deacon Pens Accurate Account of 1960s in New Book

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“Oh! Those Sixties” takes real-life inspiration in its portrayal of gender and race relations.

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“The experiences of the 1960s need continued reflection,” Deacon writes. “Improvements in gender and race relations are owed to the period.”

Take a trip back in time to the pivotal issues and events of the late 1960s in “Oh! Those Sixties” (published by AuthorHouse), the historical fiction by Ruth E. Deacon that takes inspiration from a wealth of historical events.

Set on the campus of fictional Waterloo State University located in the Midwest, “Oh! Those Sixties” chronicles the experiences of four college students – two white females, a white male and a black male – and two local high school students, both of whom are black. All six young adults are caught up in the social and political turmoil of the late 1960s and the book raises important questions about race relations during that time period.

Throughout the pages of “Oh! Those Sixties,” characters discuss various issues of the time and how each of them is affected. The Vietnam War, racial and gender equality, drug use and campus sit-ins are just a few of the topics covered in this well-crafted book that shows the need to examine events of the past in order to move toward a better tomorrow.

“The experiences of the 1960s need continued reflection,” Deacon writes. “Improvements in gender and race relations are owed to the period.”

About the Author
Ruth E. Deacon began writing fiction after retiring from a career in education. She completed undergraduate work at Ohio State University and graduate work at Cornell University, where she earned a doctorate in family and consumer sciences. As a professor at three universities, she taught classes and authored articles and other texts. Academia gave Deacon a wealth of inspiration for her fictional work as she observed the interactions between students, staff and faculty. She is also the author of “Family Threads: Knots and All.”

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011. For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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