The Fifties, David Halberstam
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The Fifties

Author: David Halberstam

Narrator: Robertson Dean

Unabridged: 34 hr 44 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 09/04/2018

Genre: History - United States

Synopsis

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 titans 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 Wilson, who placed his Holiday Inns along the nation's roadsides; U-2 pilot Gary Francis Powers; Grace Metalious, who wrote Peyton Place; and "Goody" Pincus, who led the team that invented the Pill.

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