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THE FIFTIES

HalBERSTAM, DAVID

ISBN 10: 0679415599 / ISBN 13: 9780679415596
Published by VIllard, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1993
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: THE FIFTIES

Publisher: VIllard, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

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Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: FIRST

Book Type: Book

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The Fifties

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"In retrospect," writes David Halberstam, "the pace of the fifties seemed slower, almost languid. Social ferment, however, was beginning just beneath this placid surface." He shows how the United States began to emerge from the long shadow of FDR's 12-year presidency, with the military-industrial complex and the Beat movement simultaneously growing strong. Television brought not only situation comedies but controversial congressional hearings into millions of living rooms. While Alfred Kinsey was studying people's sex lives, Gregory Pincus and other researchers began work on a pill that would forever alter the course of American reproductive practices. Halberstam takes on these social upheavals and more, charting a course that is as easy to navigate as it is wide-ranging.

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