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The 1950s: A Brief History [Kindle Edition]

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Book Description

"The 1950s: A Brief History" presents a comprehensive look at the decade of Rock and Roll, Civil Rights Firsts, and McCarthyism. This compact digital compendium helps you track the diverse forces that shaped the decade. You�ll explore the exciting history behind the decade�s biggest cultural, political, and technological standouts.

You�ll also gain valuable insight into groundbreaking events and major figures from the 1950s, including:

  • The Korean War
  • Truman, Eisenhower, Elvis, and McCarthy
  • Creation of the Interstate Highway
  • Brown v. Board of Education
  • The Space Race

...and more. Stunning photos provide added dimension throughout this Brief History.

Product Details

  • File Size: 399 KB
  • Print Length: 30 pages
  • Publisher: Vook (July 26, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005F72ILM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #663,968 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent overview September 18, 2011
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the vook people have done it again.this is an excellent overview of the would have been even better with rock and roll audio.
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3.0 out of 5 stars 1950's history October 10, 2011
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A very sketchy overview of the 50's. Left a lot out. Still brought back lots of good memories. I was in grade school during this period and this review stirred a lot of memories!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice May 8, 2014
By Dave
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Nicely written, gathers the top or trendy events of the decade and explains them. I good read for a non history buff.
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Vook was founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Brad Inman with the vision of lighting up the world's content in the post-PC world. We work with a range of publishing partners - including The New York Times, NBC, Simon & Schuster, Google, and Publishers Weekly - to publish and market great ebooks.

Now we're using our technology & data to empower individual authors to publish faster, market smarter, and keep control of their work. In essence, we're the type of publisher an author would create.

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