The Fifties in America

The Fifties in America

by John C. Super
     
 
Accessible to high school students and general readers, this reference contains alphabetic entries on topics that include movies, movie stars, presidents, politics, international affairs, bomb tests, styles, fads, music, and television. Each entry begins with a definition, date, location (when pertinent) initial brief overview, and concludes with a short annotated

Overview

Accessible to high school students and general readers, this reference contains alphabetic entries on topics that include movies, movie stars, presidents, politics, international affairs, bomb tests, styles, fads, music, and television. Each entry begins with a definition, date, location (when pertinent) initial brief overview, and concludes with a short annotated bibliography. A sample of entry topics includes advertising, affluence and the new consumerism, Chester Bowles, Dale Carnegie, FORTRAN, health care systems, Korean War, Leave it to Beaver, smoking and tobacco, TV dinners, and the West Point honor code scandal. Volume Three includes a glossary, time line, list of web sites, and several appendices with lists of popular movies and TV shows, major U.S. legislation, U.S. Supreme Court decisions, popular music hits, awards in sports, best-selling books and major literary awards. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Similar to its predecessor, The Sixties in America (1999), only larger by 20 percent and covering Canada, this three-volume set provides 640 A-to-Z essay entries on the relevant topics, terms, personalities, and events of the era that saw the rise of Elvis Presley, James Dean, and the Civil Rights Movement. Owing to its simple writing style, aimed mostly at students and less-informed lay readers, the entries are not exactly endlessly fascinating stories about a subject; they do, on the other hand, inform and supply extensive further reading lists. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587652028
Publisher:
Salem Press
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Pages:
1152
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 4.50(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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