The Fifties Chronicleby Lou Weber
" The latest in the Legacy Publishing chronicle series is an irresistible journey through the affluent and anxiety ridden decade of the 1950?s. Anyone old enough to remember the fifties will find the era brought back to life with page after page of compelling insight and captivating photography. Those born too late will find a highly readable detailed portrait of another age that brought with it the Korean War, the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement and Rock and Roll.
" Over 900 stunning photographs to help capture the decade, most with in-depth captions (80-120 words).
" Thematic essays provide the reader a better perspective for each year, including the Korean War (1951), The Civil Rights Movement (1955), The Arms Race (1957), and The Beat Generation (1959).
" A 1,700-item timeline that captures all major events of the decade
" Over 90 sidebars on a variety of topics such as the Joe Mcarthy witchunts, The Brown Vs. The Board of education civil rights case, Alfred Kinsey, The Quiz Show scandal, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley. Also included are rich first hand eyewitness accounts from those who were alive to witness the major events of the 1950's.
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I would recommend this book to anyone with the notice that there is a bias throughout. Instead of being neutral the authors consistently are biased against certain of the customs in the fifties. Any women that works at home is portrayed as downtrodden and not reaching her potential. Use of nuclear power to generate electricity is described as dangerous. Just be aware of the biases and you will enjoy the book.