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1964-1965 New York World's Fair, The:: Creation and Legacy
     

1964-1965 New York World's Fair, The:: Creation and Legacy

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by Bill Cotter
 

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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.

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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 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 The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair: Creation and Legacy uses rare, previously unpublished photographs to examine the creation of the fair and the legacies left behind for future generations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439642160
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/21/2008
Series:
Images of America Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,278,908
File size:
31 MB
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Meet the Author

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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The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair: Creation and Legacy (Images of America Series) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ChrisO More than 1 year ago
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!
Disney-Kid More than 1 year ago
This book brought back a lot of fond memories of the last REAL worlds fair--I only wish it were in color
Hondoman21 More than 1 year ago
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.