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The Resource The 50s : the story of a decade, The New Yorker ; edited by Henry Finder ; introduction by David Remnick

The 50s : the story of a decade, The New Yorker ; edited by Henry Finder ; introduction by David Remnick

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The 50s : the story of a decade
Title
The 50s
Title remainder
the story of a decade
Statement of responsibility
The New Yorker ; edited by Henry Finder ; introduction by David Remnick
Title variation
Fifties
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Language
eng
Summary
The 1950s are enshrined in the popular imagination as the decade of poodle skirts and I Like Ike. But this was also a complex time, in which the afterglow of Total Victory firmly gave way to Cold War paranoia. A sense of trepidation grew with the Suez Crisis and the H-bomb tests. At the same time, the fifties marked the cultural emergence of extraordinary new energies, like those of Thelonious Monk, Sylvia Plath, and Tennessee Williams. The New Yorker was there in real time, chronicling the tensions and innovations that lay beneath the era's placid surface. In this thrilling volume, classic works of reportage, criticism, and fiction are complemented by new contributions from the magazine's present all-star lineup of writers, including Jonathan Franzen, Malcolm Gladwell, and Jill Lepore. Here are indelible accounts of the decade's most exciting players: Truman Capote on Marlon Brando as a pampered young star; Emily Hahn on Chiang Kai-shek in his long Taiwanese exile; and Berton Roueché on Jackson Pollock in his first flush of fame. Ernest Hemingway, Emily Post, Bobby Fischer, and Leonard Bernstein are also brought to vivid life in these pages. -- Publisher marketing
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A one-of-kind look back at the 1950s, as told by some of The New Yorker's most notable contributors, chronicles the tensions and innovations that lay behind the decade's more placid surface during a time of prosperity and contradiction
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10448515
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New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925)
Dewey number
973.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Finder, Henry
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Series statement
New Yorker decades
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0002
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  • United States
  • Nineteen fifties
  • Civilization
  • Nineteen fifties
  • United States
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adult
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the story of a decade
Label
The 50s : the story of a decade, The New Yorker ; edited by Henry Finder ; introduction by David Remnick
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Includes bibliographical references
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ocn899332145
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780679644811
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015030067
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)899332145
Label
The 50s : the story of a decade, The New Yorker ; edited by Henry Finder ; introduction by David Remnick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn899332145
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780679644811
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015030067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)899332145

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