The Greening of America

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The Greening of America
Hardcover edition
AuthorCharles A. Reich
CountryUnited States
PublisherRandom House
Publication date
Media typePrint, e-book
Pages399 pp. (hardcover)
Followed byGarcia: A Signpost to New Space 

The Greening of America is a 1970 book by Charles A. Reich. It is a paean to the counterculture of the 1960s and its values. Excerpts first appeared as an essay in the September 26, 1970 issue of The New Yorker.[1] The book was originally published by Random House.


The book's argument rests on three separate types of world view:

The book mixed sociological analysis with panegyrics to rock music, cannabis, and blue jeans, arguing that these fashions embodied a fundamental social shift.


The book was a best-seller in 1970 and 1971, and topped the New York Times Best Seller list on December 27, 1970 and other weeks.[3]


  1. ^ Reich, Charles A. (1970-09-26). "Reflections: The Greening of America". The New Yorker. p. 42. Retrieved 2008-07-11.
  2. ^ Charles A. Reich, The Greening of America (25th anniversary edition, Three Rivers Press, 1995) ISBN 0-517-88636-7
  3. ^ New York Times Best Seller Number Ones Listing

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