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The Resource The Mindset lists of American history : from typewriters to text messages, what ten generations of Americans think is normal, Tom McBride and Ron Nief

The Mindset lists of American history : from typewriters to text messages, what ten generations of Americans think is normal, Tom McBride and Ron Nief

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The Mindset lists of American history : from typewriters to text messages, what ten generations of Americans think is normal
Title
The Mindset lists of American history
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from typewriters to text messages, what ten generations of Americans think is normal
Statement of responsibility
Tom McBride and Ron Nief
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Language
eng
Summary
"Snapshots of the U.S.'s last nine generations--from the creators of the Mindset List media sensation. Just as high school graduates in 1957 couldn't imagine life without zippers, those of 2009 can't imagine having to enter phone booths and deposit coins in order to call someone from the street corner. Every August, the Mindset List highlights the cultural touchstones that have shaped the lives of that year's incoming college class. Now this fascinating book extends the Mindset List approach to dramatize what it was like to grow up for every American generation since 1880, showcasing the remarkable changes in what Americans have considered "normal" about the world around them. Expands Tom McBride and Ron Nief's popular annual Mindset Lists to explore the mindset of nine generations of Americans, from 1880 to the future high school graduates of 2030. Offers a novel and absorbing way to understand the frame of reference of Americans through history, whether it's the high school grads of 1918, who viewed riding an elevator as a thrill second only to roller coasters, or those of 2009, who have always thought of "friend" as an active verb. Puts a human face on the evolution of historical changes related to technology, the struggle for rights and equality, the calamities of war and depression, and other areas. The annual Mindset List garners extensive media attention, including on Today, The Early Show, the NBC Nightly News, CNN, and Fox as well as in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, Time magazine, and hundreds of international publications. Whatever your own generational mindset, this book will give you an entertaining and important new tool for understanding the unique perspective and experience of Americans over more than a hundred and fifty years"--Provided by publisher
Summary
Looks at the cultural touchstones and what was considered "normal" for every American generation since 1880, from elevators to zippers and cell phones, tracing the evolution of technology, rights and equality, and the calamity of war
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393554
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DLC
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1945-
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McBride, Tom
Dewey number
973.91
Index
no index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.M236 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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1943-
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Nief, Ron
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True
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
Target audience
adult
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from typewriters to text messages, what ten generations of Americans think is normal
Label
The Mindset lists of American history : from typewriters to text messages, what ten generations of Americans think is normal, Tom McBride and Ron Nief
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http://catalogimages.wiley.com/images/db/jimages/9780470876237.jpg
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Introduction : generations have always had mindsets -- Class of 1898 : women have always been ridden bicycles -- Class of 1918 : rum has always been demonic -- Class of 1931 : They've always been spoiled by zippers -- Class of 1944 : the Shadow has always known -- Class of 1957 : fluoride has always been controversial -- Class of 1970 : magazines have always been mad -- Class of 1983 : there has always been the Grateful Dead -- Class of 1996 : Michelangelo has always been a turtle -- Class of 2009 : they've never dialed a telephone -- Class of 2026 : they've never needed a key for anything -- Conclusion : we have always bent--but have never been broken
Control code
2011017533
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 261 p.
Isbn
9780470876237
Lccn
2011017533
Label
The Mindset lists of American history : from typewriters to text messages, what ten generations of Americans think is normal, Tom McBride and Ron Nief
Link
http://catalogimages.wiley.com/images/db/jimages/9780470876237.jpg
Publication
Note
Introduction : generations have always had mindsets -- Class of 1898 : women have always been ridden bicycles -- Class of 1918 : rum has always been demonic -- Class of 1931 : They've always been spoiled by zippers -- Class of 1944 : the Shadow has always known -- Class of 1957 : fluoride has always been controversial -- Class of 1970 : magazines have always been mad -- Class of 1983 : there has always been the Grateful Dead -- Class of 1996 : Michelangelo has always been a turtle -- Class of 2009 : they've never dialed a telephone -- Class of 2026 : they've never needed a key for anything -- Conclusion : we have always bent--but have never been broken
Control code
2011017533
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 261 p.
Isbn
9780470876237
Lccn
2011017533

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