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When Sharing Water Became the Rage

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜†๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ก๐—š๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—” ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ก๐—š๐—˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ก๐—— by Robert Heinlein influenced the generation coming of age in the sixties. Many young people from the era embraced the communal lifestyle, free love and mysticism espoused by the novelโ€™s main character, a human raised on Mars named Valentine Michael Smith. Heinlein's landmark 1961 novel also influenced songs, films and other books that followed.

๐—œ๐—ป ๐— ๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—ก๐—š ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—ฃ๐—”๐——๐—จ๐—–๐—”๐—›, Heinleinโ€™s iconic tale fails to inspire the novelโ€™s narrator, Cruiser, who is snared in a road trip from hell. You can read the first chapter of this zany adventure free using the Look Inside feature on Amazon:


The Period Pieces Blog curates fun facts from the 1960s inspired by the novel Mustang to Paducah by Raul Ramos y Sanchez.

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