In This Rough Beast,  Book Two of For America, Otis Otterbach attempts to make a life beyond baseball, and without his beloved friend Casey who has disappeared, perhaps after committing murder.

The story reveals the hopes and turmoil of the 1960s including the Vietnam war through the eyes of an infantry soldier, a helicopter pilot, and a deserter. Foillow Otis, Casey, Cynthia and The Enemy to protest movements, hippie communes, electric music venues and coffee houses. Experience the Manson family aliong with the girl whose testimony assured Charlie’s conviction


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And before or while you are reading, listen to songs that play roles in This Rough Beast.

“Before the Deluge” Jackson Browne   you tube.   amazon
“Ramona”, Bob Dylan, Sinead Lohan   you tube
“Chimes of Freedom”, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen    you tube
“American Pie”, Don McLean   amazon     you tube 
“Gilgarra Mountain”, Peter, Paul, and Mary    amazon    you tube
“Puff the Magic Dragon”, Peter, Paul, and Mary   amazon    you tube
“I Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound”, Tom Paxton.    amazon   you tube
“Ramblin’ Boy”, Tom Paxton    you tube    amazon
“Heart of Gold”, Neil Young    amazon  you tube
“Shake a Hand”, Little Richard    you tube   amazon
“Never Been to Spain”, Hoyt Axton   you tube    amazon
“Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out”, Scrapper Blackwell    amazon    you tube
“Deportee”, Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie    you tube    amazon
“Union Maid”, Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie et al    you tube    amazon
“Desolation Row”, Bob Dylan    you tube
“Softly and Tenderly”, Reba McIntyre    you tube