The Resource The fifties, David Halberstam

The fifties, David Halberstam

Label
The fifties
Title
The fifties
Statement of responsibility
David Halberstam
Title variation
50s
Creator
Subject
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.Z8
LC item number
H34 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The fifties, David Halberstam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 737-745) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
27188295
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 800 pages, 32 pages of unnumbered plates
Immediate source of acquisition
Donation;
Isbn
9780679415596
Lccn
92056815
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)27188295

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