The Fifties

The Fifties

David Halberstam

The Fifties is a sweeping social, political, fiscal, and cultural background of the 10 years that Halberstam regards as seminal in picking out what our kingdom is this day. Halberstam deals photographs of not just the titans of the age: Eisenhower Dulles, Oppenheimer, MacArthur, Hoover, and Nixon, but additionally of Harley Earl, who placed fins on vehicles; Dick and Mac McDonald and Ray Kroc, who heavily produced the yank hamburger; Kemmons Wilson, who put his vacation hotels alongside the nation's roadsides; U-2 pilot Gary Francis Powers; Grace Metalious, who wrote Peyton position; and "Goody" Pincus, who led the workforce that invented the Pill.

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