Cool Comfort

America's Romance with Air-Conditioning
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Author(s): Marsha Ackermann
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Aug 06, 2013
Product Number: EB00178137
Released: Jan 14, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781588344014
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
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Description

The year 2002 marked the 100th anniversary of the first installation of air-conditioning. During the past century, it has become a staple of American life; 83% of US homes are now air-conditioned. In this engaging social history, Marsha Ackermann explores how the idea of "cooling" became firmly embedded in the social perceptions and expectations of Americans, transforming our definition of comfort and the way we live, work, and play.

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