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9780449909331 / 0449909336

The Fifties

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Publisher:Ballantine Books

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 1994-5-1 Pages: 800 Publisher:.. Random House In retrospect. writes David Halberstam. the pace of thefifties seemed slower. almost languid Social ferment. however. wasbeginning just beneath this placid surface He shows how theUnited States began to emerge from the long shadow of FDRs 12-yearpresidency. with the military-industrial complex and the Beatmovement simultaneously growing strong. Television brought not onlysituation comedies but controversial congressional hearings intomillions of living rooms. While Alfred Kinsey was studying peoplessex lives. Gregory Pincus and other researchers began work on apill that would forever alter the course of American reproductivepractices. Halberstam takes on these social upheavals and more. charting a course that is as easy to navigate as it iswide-ranging.

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