The Resource 1959 : the year everything changed, Fred Kaplan

1959 : the year everything changed, Fred Kaplan

Label
1959 : the year everything changed
Title
1959
Title remainder
the year everything changed
Statement of responsibility
Fred Kaplan
Title variation
Nineteen fifty-nine
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Acclaimed national security columnist and noted cultural critic Fred Kaplan looks past the 1960s to the year that really changed America While conventional accounts focus on the sixties as the era of pivotal change that swept the nation, Fred Kaplan argues that it was 1959 that ushered in the wave of tremendous cultural, political, and scientific shifts that would play out in the decades that followed. Pop culture exploded in upheaval with the rise of artists like Jasper Johns, Norman Mailer, Allen Ginsberg, and Miles Davis. Court rulings unshackled previously banned books. Political power broadened with the onset of Civil Rights laws and protests. The sexual and feminist revolutions took their first steps with the birth control pill. America entered the war in Vietnam, and a new style in superpower diplomacy took hold. The invention of the microchip and the Space Race put a new twist on the frontier myth. - Vividly chronicles 1959 as a vital, overlooked year that set the world as we know it in motion, spearheading immense political, scientific, and cultural change - Strong critical acclaim: "Energetic and engaging" (Washington Post); "Immensely enjoyable ... a first-rate book" (New Yorker); "Lively and filled with often funny anecdotes" (Publishers Weekly) - Draws fascinating parallels between the country in 1959 and today Drawing fascinating parallels between the country in 1959 and today, Kaplan offers a smart, cogent, and deeply researched take on a vital, overlooked period in American history
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Midwest
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Kaplan, Fred M
Dewey number
909.825
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Nineteen fifty-nine, A.D
  • History, Modern
  • Civilization, Modern
Target audience
adult
Label
1959 : the year everything changed, Fred Kaplan
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT13576279
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780470730270
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13576279
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13576279
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
1959 : the year everything changed, Fred Kaplan
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT13576279
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780470730270
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13576279
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13576279
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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