The Fifties

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (34.73 hours)
Product Number: Z100133387
Released: Sep 04, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780525643616
Narrator/s: Robertson Dean
Publisher: Books on Tape
Please log in to view pricing


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. A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Author(s): David Halberstam
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Sep 04, 2018

All formats/editions

Author(s): David Halberstam
Product Number EB00053839
Released: Aug 13, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781453286074

Sign up for our email newsletter