The Fifties

The Fifties

Book - 1993
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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. A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Publisher: New York : Villard Books, 1993.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780679415596
Branch Call Number: 973.92 Hal h7wo 01
973.92 Hal h7wd 01
973.92 Hal h7ma 01
973.92 Hal h7ga 01
Characteristics: xi, 800 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations


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