The Resource Tomorrow-Land : the 1964-65 World's Fair and the transformation of America, Joseph Tirella, (electronic resource)

Tomorrow-Land : the 1964-65 World's Fair and the transformation of America, Joseph Tirella, (electronic resource)

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Tomorrow-Land : the 1964-65 World's Fair and the transformation of America
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Tomorrow-Land
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the 1964-65 World's Fair and the transformation of America
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Joseph Tirella
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  • Tomorrow-Land
  • Tomorrow-land
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the 1964-65 Worlds Fair and the transformation of America
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eng
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Motivated by the idea of turning Flushing Meadows, literally a land of refuse, into his greatest public park, Robert Moses-New York's "master builder"-brought the World's Fair to the Big Apple for 1964 and '65. Though considered a financial failure, the 1964/65 World's Fair was a sixties flash point in areas from politics to pop culture, technology to urban planning, and civil rights to violent crime.In an epic narrative, Tomorrow-Land shows the astonishing pivots taken by New York City, America, and the world during the fair. It fetched Disney's empire from California and Michelangelo's La Pieta from Europe and displayed flickers of innovation from Ford, GM, and NASA-from undersea and outer-space colonies to personal computers. It housed the controversial work of Warhol (until Governor Rockefeller had it removed) and lured Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters. Meanwhile, the fair-and its house band, Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians-sat in the musical shadows of the Beatles and Bob Dylan, who changed rock and roll right there in Queens. And as southern civil rights efforts turned deadly, and violent protests also occurred in and around the fair, Harlem-based Malcolm X predicted a frightening future of inner-city racial conflict.World's Fairs have always been collisions of eras, cultures, nations, technologies, ideas, and art. But the trippy, turbulent, Technicolor, Disney, corporate, and often misguided 1964/65 fair was truly exceptional
Summary
Though considered a financial failure, the 1964-65 World's Fair was a Sixties flashpoint in areas from politics to pop culture, technology to urban planning, and civil rights to violent crime. In an epic narrative, Tomorrow-Land shows the astonishing pivots taken by New York City, America, and the world during the Fair
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10300222
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Midwest
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Tirella, Joseph
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607.34747243
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Read by Joe Barrett
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1950-
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  • Technological innovations
  • Social change
  • Political culture
  • United States
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the 1964-65 World's Fair and the transformation of America
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Tomorrow-Land : the 1964-65 World's Fair and the transformation of America, Joseph Tirella, (electronic resource)
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MWT11050708
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 22 min.))
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9781482971804
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Tomorrow-Land : the 1964-65 World's Fair and the transformation of America, Joseph Tirella, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
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digital storage
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MWT11050708
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 22 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
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9781482971804
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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digital.
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MWT11050708
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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