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Outside the gates of Eden : the dream of America from Hiroshima to now

Author: Peter B Hales
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the history of America from the atomic age to the virtual age. This is an account of the baby boomers, their parents, and children, as seen through the places they built, the music and movies  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter B Hales
ISBN: 9780226313153 0226313158
OCLC Number: 857898103
Description: 471 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: The atomic sublime --
Bombing the West, 1951 --
Tracking shot: Miracle on 34th Street and the birth of an atomic America --
Looking at Levittown --
Levittown's palimpsest: colored skin --
Mr. Levitt's television --
The incredible exploding house, Yucca Flat, Nevada, March, 1953 --
Lucy! --
Technologies of space and place, 1962 --
Two satellites, 1962 --
Portable communities: radio, 1962 --
Dylan's America --
Hendrix on Mt. Pisgah --
Counter-landscapes --
Retreating to utopia --
Pong versus computer space, 1972 --
Simerica.
Responsibility: Peter Bacon Hales.

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