Outside the gates of Eden : the dream of America from Hiroshima to now (eBook, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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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:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The cultural historian and author of Atomic Spaces offers a comprehensive account of the Baby Boomer years'from the atomic age to the virtual age. Born under the shadow of the atomic bomb, with little security but the cold comfort of duck-and-cover drills, the postwar generations lived through'and led'some of the most momentous changes in all of American history. In this new cultural history, Peter Bacon Hales  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hales, Peter B. (Peter Bacon).
Outside the gates of Eden
(DLC) 2013036230
(OCoLC)857898103
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter B Hales
ISBN: 9780226128610 022612861X
OCLC Number: 876592107
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
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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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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