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From Elvis to E-Mail: Trends, Events, and Trivia from the Postwar Era to the End of the Century
     

From Elvis to E-Mail: Trends, Events, and Trivia from the Postwar Era to the End of the Century

by Paul Dickson
 
The defining events of the last half of our century are recorded in this unique timeline. So are the fads, trends and trivia that color our lives.

We learn that 200 years of British rule over India ended on August 15, 1947 and that Captain Kangaroo and The Mickey Mouse club both premiered on October 3, 1955. It is noted that the Dow-Jones Industrial Average first

Overview

The defining events of the last half of our century are recorded in this unique timeline. So are the fads, trends and trivia that color our lives.

We learn that 200 years of British rule over India ended on August 15, 1947 and that Captain Kangaroo and The Mickey Mouse club both premiered on October 3, 1955. It is noted that the Dow-Jones Industrial Average first exceeded 10,000 on March 3, 1999 and that Mark McGwire broke Roger Maris' home run record on September 16, 1998. Hula hoops and hot tubs, income tax and impeachment are all part of an event-filled era captured in From Elvis to E-Mail.

There are special features, too. The Year in Words and Phrases, by the Numbers, Buttons and Bumper Stickers, Fads and Trends, and People Most Likely to Be on the Cover are vivid snapshots of the times.

There is something here for Baby Boomers, Generations Xers and anyone else who has lived in the last half of the 20th Century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781892859099
Publisher:
Federal Street Press
Publication date:
01/15/2000
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.59(h) x 1.47(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Dickson has written eight bat and ball books (one on softball, seven on baseball) and is working on the third edition of his Dickson Baseball Dictionary, as well as a new work, The Unwritten Rules of Baseball. He also writes narrative 20th century American history and compiles word books. He lives in Garrett Park, Maryland, with his wife, Nancy.

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