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The Resource The fifties, David Halberstam

The fifties, David Halberstam

Label
The fifties
Title
The fifties
Statement of responsibility
David Halberstam
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Halberstam, David
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular culture
  • Nineteen fifties
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The fifties, David Halberstam
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [735]-745) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27188295
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 800 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780679415596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(WaOLN)1512050
Label
The fifties, David Halberstam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [735]-745) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27188295
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 800 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780679415596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(WaOLN)1512050

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