Dick Selby con UCLA, A Bruin's Life, 1965 and Beyond
It's the sixties, years that will live forever in the minds of those who were there. Dick enters UCLA on a track scholarship in 1965. The Vietnam War is picking up steam as more and more young men are being drafted and sent overseas. The Watts Riots erupted in August of 1965. Dick's UCLA years represent some of UCLA's greatest sports' teams: Johnny Wooden and championship basketball teams, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Gary Beban (Heisman Trophy Winner), a Rose Bowl Championship football team, along with the most dominant track team of all time. You will experience the thrill of victory as this track team rises to the occasion, vanquishing all in its path, including becoming the first team to beat USC. But these are the sixties, those incredible sixties and there is so much more. There's an FBI infiltrate, Dick getting thrown in jail, Billy Graham, Ram Das, Timothy Leary ( turn on, tune in and drop out) and LSD, Carl Faber (UCLA's in-house guru) along with free love, flower children, and police on campus. Charles Mitchell, an African-American, shares what life was like for him at UCLA, including UCLA's burgeoning African-American presence. Charles lived in downtown Los Angeles during the Watts Riots. There is a chapter on basic training when more than 500,000 soldiers were in Vietnam. Dick is there with many college graduates, along with a sixteen year-old who is also going through basic training. Dick gets into a fight. The concluding chapter brings these tumultuous years together with those involved in the peace demonstrations, including People's Park in San Francisco, along with those who fought in the war. Their stories will shock you, but you will also feel the courage represented by both sides. "UCLA, A BRUIN'S LIFE, 1965 and Beyond" brings you from the past to the present through humor, important people, sports, Dick's amazing life, along with an era and those events that will never be forgotten. .