The Beats: From Kerouac to Kesey, an Illustrated Journey through the Beat Generation by Mike Evans is a 192-page hardcover published in 2007 by Running Press (Philadelphia, London). There is some surface rubbing to the cover. Inside, a naughty child has scribbled, in ink, on the front end page. Otherwise, the book pages are clean and crisp, with tight binding.
From seedy student apartments to worldwide acclaim, The Beats traces the sensational story of the Beat Generation, the radical young writers of the 50s once described as "American literature's first rock stars," who are now revered as modern cultural icons.
Featuring more than 200 photographs, many of which have been rarely publsihed before, the book is the first fully illustrated account of the Beat scene, its aftermath int he counterculture of the 60s, and continuing influence today.