The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair

The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair

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The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair by Bill Cotter, Bill Young

The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair was the largest international exhibition ever built in the United States. More than one hundred fifty pavilions and exhibits spread over six hundred forty-six acres helped the fair live up to its reputation as "the Billion-Dollar Fair." With the cold war in full swing, the fair offered visitors a refreshingly positive view of the future, mirroring the official theme: Peace through Understanding. Guests could travel back in time through a display of full-sized dinosaurs, or look into a future where underwater hotels and flying cars were commonplace. They could enjoy Walt Disney's popular shows, or study actual spacecraft flown in orbit. More than fifty-one million guests visited the fair before it closed forever in 1965. The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair captures the history of this event through vintage photographs, published here for the first time.

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ISBN-13: 9781439642146
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 01/20/2014
Series: Images of Modern America
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
File size: 31 MB
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About the Author

Bill Cotter and Bill Young are well-known experts on the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair and are the authors of two previous books on the subject for Arcadia. Both have also contributed to numerous books, magazine articles, and documentaries on this and other world's fairs. Parts of their extensive collections of world's fair photographs and other memorabilia have been displayed at prestigious museums throughout the United States.

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The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair (Images of America Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
mynamesearl More than 1 year ago
I am used to seeing these books in plain B/W photos. But to my surprise the entire book has FULL COLOR photos! Alas I missed the fair because I was not born until July '65, In looking at the photos and reading the captions I was able to go to relive the fair as if it were being put on today. I recommend this book to anyone who collects World's Fair items.
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 what it was all about. 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!
lodonnell More than 1 year ago
This was a great book to look thru - I went to the fair a couple of times when I was a kid & remember alot of what was in the book.
katiebasie More than 1 year ago
Wonderful look inside the World's Fair that I remember so well. Great journey down memory lane.
ArchitectWN More than 1 year ago
Though this book is small in quantity it is large in nostalgic value. The content is predominantly photographic and clear. The major exhibits were well represented as well as numerous less obvious ones. The GM, Ford, Bell Telephone, GE, Kodak, Port Authority Heliport (currently a restuarant), Electric Companies Tower of Light, US Royal's Tire, and Chrysler's giant engine were included. Also, items of interest included Michaelangelo's "Pieta" sculpture, Sinclair Oil Company's Dinoland, IBM"s geodesic dome, AMF"s monorail as well as the New York City"s model of itself. A chapter is devoted to the fair's pre-history which included numerous construction photographs. A chapter is devoted to the exhibits presented by many countrys, noting the context of the "cold war era".

This little book is a great read!