Going Home to the Fifties

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Last Gasp, 2002 - Crafts & Hobbies - 143 pages
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"With the postwar economic boom, a vast middle class emerged. Suburbs exploded across the country, and the new industrial complex cranked out cars, appliances, and home furnishings in record numbers. Here is an idealized neighborhood of the period, with schools, roads, and commuter trains to the homes, kitchens, and backyards -- all drawn from the fantasy worlds created by advertising. Color photos and illustrations are featured in this presentation of the ideal 1950s suburban living. From houses to cars, to individual rooms and lawns, an entire industry was created to instruct a newly created middle class on what ideal living should be." -- Amazon.com

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BILL YENNE is the author of more than two dozen books on military and historical topics. "The Wall Street Journal" recently called his "Indian Wars: The Campaign for the American West ""splendid" and went on to say that it "has the rare quality of being both an excellent reference work and a pleasure to read." His other works include "The American Aircraft Factory in World War II", Operation" Cobra and the Great Offensive: Sixty Days that Changed the Course of World War II, Aces: True Stories of Victory and Valor in the Skies of World War II, Black '41: The West Point Class of 1941 and the American Triumph in World War II, "and" The History of the US Air Force". He is a member of the American Aviation Historical Society, and is a regular contributor to "International Air Power Review. "He worked with the legendary US Air Force commander, General Curtis E. LeMay, to produce "Superfortress: The B-29 and American Airpower in World War II". He lives in San Francisco.

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