Rock And Roll Generation: Teen Life In The 50s

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This fully illustrated volume in the Time-Life series, Our American Century, is a scrapbook of that long-ago 50s teen scene that still seems so close today. It was a time, above all, when teens gave the world a new music -- the wild beat called rock & roll. The editors talked to veteran hot rodders, guitar & jukebox enthusiasts, collectors of vintage 45s, & a host of 50s high schoolers still happy to share memories of those magic years. They went everywhere from the Library of Congress to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum. The resulting book, containing more than 300 pictures & countless quotations, brings back the hopes, fears, & dreams of a one-of-a-kind generation, a generation that could only have exited in the fabulous, nifty 50s.

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Gr 7 Up-A primarily pictorial collection of superb black-and-white and full-color photographs documenting many of the important happenings in the 1950s. In addition to giving a thorough overview of the birth and early evolution of rock music, this book covers other important cultural developments such as fashion, literature, motion pictures, the rise of the beat generation, and television. The Cold War, the Korean War, McCarthyism and the "Red Scare," and the beginnings of the Civil Rights Movement are also touched upon. In addition, insight into growing up in the 1950s is provided. What teenagers spent their money on; what they liked to do for fun; their favorite films, songs, and television shows; their goals, heroes, and hobbies; and where they went on dates are all discussed. All photographs have informative captions. The text is brief, concise, and engaging, and serves exclusively to place the photographs in context. There is an extensive list of suggestions for further reading and a good subject index. An entertaining and informative introduction to the decade.-Edward Sullivan, New York Public Library

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