The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair: Creation and Legacy (Images of America Series)

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When the gates of the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair swung open on April 24, 1964, the first of more than 51 million lucky visitors entered, ready to witness the cutting edge of worldwide technology and progress. Faced with a disappointing lack of foreign participants due to political contention, the fair instead showcased the best of American industry and science. While multimillion-dollar pavilions predicted colonies on the moon and hotels under the ocean, other forecasts, such as the promises of computer ...
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Overview


When the gates of the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair swung open on April 24, 1964, the first of more than 51 million lucky visitors entered, ready to witness the cutting edge of worldwide technology and progress. Faced with a disappointing lack of foreign participants due to political contention, the fair instead showcased the best of American industry and science. While multimillion-dollar pavilions predicted colonies on the moon and hotels under the ocean, other forecasts, such as the promises of computer technology, have surpassed even the most optimistic predictions of the fair. The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair: Creation and Legacy uses rare, previously unpublished photographs to examine the creation of the fair and the legacies left behind for future generations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738557458
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 7/28/2008
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 366,227
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Bill Cotter and Bill Young are well-known experts on the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair. Authors of The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair, they have contributed to numerous other books, magazine articles, and documentaries on the fair. They also host two popular Web sites devoted to the study and appreciation of this once-in-a-lifetime event.
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  • Posted March 20, 2010

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    I miss this Fair So much!

    This is a must for fans of the 1964-65 NY World's Fair, history fans, or anyone who ever attended this or just wants to know how it all came to be and what happened to it and why. This is all encompassing and totally engrossing. I loved it. I even bought this for my brother, and the other book on the 1964-65 World's Fair in this series by the same authors.
    EXCELLENT! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED READING!

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  • Posted September 7, 2009

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    Memory Lane

    This book brought back a lot of fond memories of the last REAL worlds fair--I only wish it were in color

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

    Great Memories

    I had been looking for a book that chronicled the 64-65 World's Fair for quite some time and this book really was well worth waiting for. I grew up in Corona, just a few blocks from the fair during my teen years. The pictures brought back happy times and the writing was honest and insightful.

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    Posted March 30, 2010

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