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The Fifties kindle å eBook 9780449909331 È ❮Download❯ ➾ The Fifties Author David Halberstam – Gwairsoft.co.uk The Fifties is a sweeping social political economic and cultural history of the ten years that Halberstam regards as seminal in determining what our nation is today Halberstam offers portraits of not TheN who placed his Holiday Inns along the nation's roadsides U pilot Gary Francis Powers Grace Metalious who wrote Peyton Place and Goody Pincus who led the team that invented the PillA NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Good history of the 1950’s It’s an interesting time period The material is pretty well organized though I found the later chapters picking up themes from earlier chapters a bit jarring That said it did keep the chapters roughly the same length The writing is readable as is most of the author’s work The content is sweeping Every facet of the 1950’s is covered from political to social to represented businesses and ideas which came to prominence in the decade This is my third or fourth reread and it continues to match my expectations from the first time I read it So I give this a 4 It’s an interesting and comprehensive look at an interesting decade

David Halberstam × The Fifties eBook

The Fifties is a sweeping social political economic and cultural history of the ten years that Halberstam regards as seminal in determining what our nation is today Halberstam offers portraits of not only the This book is an interesting and engaging overview of the 1950s in the USA The author writes with a genuine enthusiasm and an almost conversational style and covers a very wide spectrum of topics I certainly learnt uite a bit so I'm glad I decided to take a chance on this book based on a recommendationI have two problems with the book though; one uite minor and one uite majorThe minor uibble is that Halberstam writes this book from such a US centric point of view that I really think the title would better have been 'The Fifties in America' or something along those lines Like so many American writers Halberstam forgets the rest of the world even exists until the US is at war with part of it It doesn't seem to even enter his head that anybody who isn't living in the USA might want to read his book As I say though this is a minor uibble and I'm aware I'm probably being a bit nit pickyThe major problem I had with this book however is the ending or rather the lack of one The book just stops dead halfway through the presidential race between Nixon and Kennedy If I'd been reading a paper copy of this book I'd have been tempted to check that a bunch of pages hadn't been torn out it ended so abruptly There is no conclusion no afterword no epilogue no post script In fact there is absolutely no attempt made to summarise or extrapolate the impact of the 1950s on the decades that followed which I found very strange and somewhat offputting to be honest It felt like the author just thought 'I can't be bothered to write any ' one day and just sent it off to the publisher unfinishedThis is a shame as other than this The Fifties is a very informative and entertaining read

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The FiftiesTitans of the age Eisenhower Dulles Oppenheimer MacArthur Hoover and Nixon but also of Harley Earl who put fins on cars Dick and Mac McDonald and Ray Kroc who mass produced the American hamburger Kemmons Wilso A interesting look at the ups and downs of the Fifties