I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who is a history buff.
In this sweeping look at the decade, David Halberstam examines the trends and events that made the Fifties a very interesting and eventful time.
Halberstam is a master at writing and his narratives are well worth the time to read.
This book thoroughly covers the 50's. It covers politics, economy, media, science, society, etc. It ties it all together. Read morePublished 17 hours ago by arrowlane
As a baby boomer I've often wondered how the modern society we know come to be?
The suburbs, the shopping mall, Holiday Inn, and McDonalds all were born in the sixties. Read more
This was another book that sat on shelf for a few years before I got around to reading it and discovered what I was missing, for THE FIFTIES by David Halberstam is a truly epic yet... Read morePublished 1 day ago by F. C. Schaefer
Tedious writing style. Some interesting revelations, but not worth the trouble. Didn't bother past the first half.Published 6 days ago by Alex E. Moreano
I quite enjoyed reading this book in its Kindle format, as it brought back with more clarity events I had been aware of as a child. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Trobador
This book is best read in short sittings. The many topics covered are each presented as separate chapters and there is little if any attempt to 'tie them together' with any... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Fred M. Jeffers