1950s from the Korean War to Elvis

1950s from the Korean War to Elvis

by Stephen Feinstein
     
 

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The 1950s... What do Dwight David Eisenhower, the movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Beatniks, Marilyn Monroe, the suburbs, and Sputnik have in common? Each, in some way, helped define the 1950s, a period of great contrast in American life. The decade that introduced the world to Elvis Presley and DNA was also a time of air-raid drills and a fear of Communist spies… See more details below

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The 1950s... What do Dwight David Eisenhower, the movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Beatniks, Marilyn Monroe, the suburbs, and Sputnik have in common? Each, in some way, helped define the 1950s, a period of great contrast in American life. The decade that introduced the world to Elvis Presley and DNA was also a time of air-raid drills and a fear of Communist spies.

In The 1950s From the Korean War to Elvis, Revised Edition, author Stephen Feinstein describes the triumphs, tragedies, fads, and fashions of the decade. From Jack Kerouac to the Cold War, from Rocky Marciano to rock 'n' roll, Feinstein examines the people and events that made the 1950s one of the most unique periods in American history.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-It's once over lightly for two pivotal decades of American history, with Feinstein hitting the "triumphs, tragedies, fads, and fashions." Taking a popular-culture approach, each book begins with a look at "Lifestyles, Fashion, and Fads," followed by arts and entertainment, sports, and then politics, with science, technology, and medicine coming last. The events of the 1940s and 1950s lend themselves to a lively treatment here, with black-and-white photographs appearing throughout. The books are visually exciting, and the texts are clear and vigorous. The author has created effective and appealing introductions to these important decades, but students doing reports will need to look further for sufficient information on specific events. The "A Cultural History of the United States through the Decades" series (Lucent) offers greater depth on these periods, and is also splendidly illustrated with photographs.-Joyce Adams Burner, Hillcrest Library, Prairie Village, KS Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766026353
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Series:
Decades of the 20th Century in Color Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

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