1950s from the Korean War to Elvis

1950s from the Korean War to Elvis

by Stephen Feinstein


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The 1950s... What do Dwight David Eisenhower, the movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Beatniks, Marilyn Monroe, the suburbs, and Sputnik have in common? Each, in some way, helped define the 1950s, a period of great contrast in American life. The decade that introduced the world to Elvis Presley and DNA was also a time of air-raid drills and a fear of Communist spies.

In The 1950s From the Korean War to Elvis, Revised Edition, author Stephen Feinstein describes the triumphs, tragedies, fads, and fashions of the decade. From Jack Kerouac to the Cold War, from Rocky Marciano to rock 'n' roll, Feinstein examines the people and events that made the 1950s one of the most unique periods in American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766026353
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/28/2006
Series: Decades of the 20th Century in Color Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

Table of Contents

Lifestyles, Fashion, and Fads7
The Arts and Entertainment17
Politics at Home and Abroad33
Science, Technology, and Medicine51
Further Reading and Internet Addresses62

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