The Fifties

The Fifties

Book - 1994 | First Ballantine Books edition
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The Fifties is a sweeping social, political, economic, and cultural history of the ten years that Halberstam regards as seminal in determining what our nation is today. Halberstam offers portraits of not only the titans of the age: Eisenhower Dulles, Oppenheimer, MacArthur, Hoover, and Nixon, but also of Harley Earl, who put fins on cars; Dick and Mac McDonald and Ray Kroc, who mass-produced the American hamburger; Kemmons Wilson, who placed his Holiday Inns along the nation's roadsides; U-2 pilot Gary Francis Powers; Grace Metalious, who wrote Peyton Place; and "Goody" Pincus, who led the team that invented the Pill.

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Baker & Taylor
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines the social, political, economic, and cultural history of the 1950s

Baker
& Taylor

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines the social, political, economic, and cultural history of the 1950s, from McCarthy to I Love Lucy. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1994
Edition: First Ballantine Books edition
Copyright Date: ©1993
ISBN: 0449909336 (pbk.)
9780449909331 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: 973.92 HAL
Characteristics: xi, 800 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: 50's

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