The fifties


Format:
Book


Author(s):
Halberstam, David


Keyword(s):
Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century. Nineteen fifties. Culture populaire -- …tats-Unis -- Histoire -- 20e siËcle. Culture populaire -- …tats-Unis -- 20e siËcle. …tats-Unis -- Conditions sociales -- 20e siËcle. Whitman College -- Memorial bookplates -- Class of 1960. Time: Geschichte 1950-1960 United States -- Social life and customs -- 1945-1970. United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989. United States -- Economic conditions -- 1945- …tats-Unis -- Moeurs et coutumes -- 1945-1970. …tats-Unis -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1945-1989. …tats-Unis -- Conditions Èconomiques -- 1945-1961. …tats-Unis -- Civilisation -- 1945- ... …tats-Unis -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1945-1989. …tats-Unis -- Moeurs et coutumes -- 1945-1970. USA. Geschichte 1950-1960 Nineteen fifties


Year:
1993


Pages:
xi, 800 p.


Publisher:
Villard Books


Publisher location:
New York


Accession number:
27188295


Label:
Box 44


Notes:
ill. ; 25 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. [737]-745) and index. David Halberstam. Book


URLS:
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random0412/92056815.html Materials specified: Publisher descriptionhttp://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random0412/92056815.html


Language:
English


Call number:
LC: E169.Z8; Dewey: 973.92


ISBN:
ISBN: 0679415599; 9780679415596; 0679747257 (RANDOM HOUSE LARGE PRINT EDITION); 9780679747253 (RANDOM HOUSE LARGE PRINT EDITION); 9780449909331; 0449909336 LCCN: 92-56815


Edition:
1st


Abstract:
"The Fifties is a sweeping social, political, economic, and cultural history of the ten years that David Halberstam regards as seminal in determining what our nation is today. It is the decade of Joe McCarthy and the young Martin Luther King, the Korean War and Levittown, Jack Kerouac and Elvis Presley." "Halberstam not only gives us the titans of the age - Eisenhower, Dulles, Oppenheimer, MacArthur, Hoover, and Nixon - but also 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 Francis Gary Powers; Grace Metalious, who wrote Peyton Place; and "Goody" Pincus, who led the team that invented the Pill. Here is a portrait of a time of conflict, at once an age of astonishing material affluence and a period of great political anxiety." "We follow, among other things, the quickening pace of American life and the powerful impact of national television, still in its infancy, on American society: from the Kefauver hearings to I Love Lucy to Charles Van Doren and the quiz-show scandals to the young John Chancellor of NBC covering the Little Rock riots and holding up a disturbing mirror to America."--Jacket.


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