The Fifties

By David Halberstam


The Fifties is a sweeping social, political, economic, and cultural history of the ten years that Halberstam regards as seminal in determining what our nation is today. Halberstam offers portraits of not only the titans of the age: Eisenhower Dulles, Oppenheimer, MacArthur, Hoover, and Nixon, but also of Harley Earl, who put fins on cars; Dick and …


Published date: January 1, 1993
Type: Books
Genre: History, Nonfiction

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Some of my favorite books on this history: The Rise & Fall of American Growth by Robert Gordon The Fifties by David Halberstam The Big Change by Frederick Lewis Allen.