Adamson’s 1969, a Sixties Coming of Age Tale, Released During 50th Anniversary of 1969

Written as an adventure tale for young adults, Nicole Burton’s novel Adamson’s 1969 is a frolic through the year 1969 as seen through the eyes of a guileless young Englishman, Adamson Henry. Like the characters in the movies Forrest Gump and Zelig, Adamson finds himself right in the middle of the major historic moments of the time including Woodstock, Haight-Ashbury, and massive anti-war protests.

Alone in America without his family, Adamson must learn the culture, customs, and lingo of the United States while navigating his way through a wild, rebellious, and turbulent year. He experiences his first love and sexual encounters, experiments with drugs, begins college and searches for his passion in life, all while living in fear of being sent to Vietnam.

An entertaining history of the late Sixties for young people, the story will also remind Baby Boomers of the vivid music, characters, and atmosphere of 1969.

Nicole Burton is the author of over twenty plays and Swimming up the Sun: A Memoir of Adoption. Her plays have been produced at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Arena Stage, MetroStage, the University of District of Columbia, Round House Theater, and the U.S. Capitol. She emigrated to the U.S. with her family in 1968 and lives in Riverdale Park, Maryland.

Adamson’s 1969 is distributed through Ingram Books and is available in paperback, hardcover, and e-book on and Adamson’s 1969 by Nicole Burton. Paperback $15.95. Apippa Publishing Company (APC), ISBN 978-0979899287. @nicoleburton