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Duden, Jane.

Summary: History, trivia, and fun through photographs and articles present life in the United States between 1940 and 1949.

Publisher / Publication Date: Crestwood House 1989

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.917 DUD

Summary: Text and photographs trace the conflict and American involvement in Vietnam as reported by the New York Times.

Publisher / Publication Date: Arno Press 1979

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 959.704 FRO

Lindop, Edmund.

Summary: Discusses the political, economic, social, cultural, and technology landscape of the United States in the fifth decade of the 20th century.

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.917 LIN

Behnke, Alison.

Summary: Looks at the different modes of dress in America in the mid twentieth century, from every day clothes to high fashion.

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 391.00973 BEH

New Yorker Magazine (COR)/ White, E. B. (CON)/ Salinger, J. D. (CON)/ Smith, Zadie (CON)

Summary: The 1940s are the watershed decade of the twentieth century, a time of trauma and upheaval but also of innovation and profound and lasting cultural change. This is the era of Fat Man and Little Boy, of FDR and Stalin, but also of Casablanca and Citizen Kane, zoot suits and Christian Dior, Duke Ellington and Edith Piaf. The 1940s were when The New Yorker came of age. A magazine that was best...

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.917 FOR

Publisher / Publication Date: Time-Life Books 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.91 GOO

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 973 Goo

Weiner, Tim.

Summary: Here is the hidden history of the CIA: why eleven presidents and three generations of CIA officers have been unable to understand the world; why nearly every CIA director has left the agency in worse shape than he found it; and how these failures have profoundly jeopardized our national security. For sixty years, the CIA has managed to maintain a formidable reputation in spite of its terrible...

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 327.127 WEI

Vidal, Gore

Summary: A fictional narrative of American history from 1939 to 1954 follows the events and personalities that transformed America from a republic to an empire through the eyes of Caroline Sanford, a Washington newspaper publisher.

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2000

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC VID

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC VID

Burns, James MacGregor.

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1989

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.91 BUR

Uschan, Michael V.

Summary: Discusses the political, economic, and cultural life of one of the pivotal decades of the twentieth century, a period of transition and crisis for the nation and for its citizens.

Publisher / Publication Date: Lucent Books 1999

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.917 USC

Manchester, William

Summary: Award-winning historian and biographer William Manchester, author of The Last Lion, an epic three-volume biography of Winston Churchill, brings us an evocative and powerful exploration of the American way of life from 1932 to 1972. Covering almost every facet of American culture during a very diverse and tumultuous period in history, Manchester's account is both dramatic and surprisingly...

Publisher / Publication Date: RosettaBooks 2013

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Kiernan, Peter D.

Summary: Award-winning author Peter D. Kiernan focuses on America's greatest challenge--and opportunity--restoring the middle class to its full promise and potential. Our educated, skilled, and motivated middle class was the cornerstone of America's postwar economic might, but the country's dynamic core has struggled and changed dramatically through the last three decades. Kiernan's extensively...

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Publishing Company 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.5 KIE

Karnow, Stanley.

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking Press 1983

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 959.704 KAR

DeBenedetti, Charles.

Publisher / Publication Date: Syracuse University Press 1990

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.923 DEB

Summary: Canadian lab with wind tunnel setup to test model planes

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1950

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Summary: British Royal Navy tests steam catapult for launching airplanes from aircraft carriers

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1952

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Summary: Guilty Chimneys: environmental effects of coal in home heating (air pollution)

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1954

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Summary: Guilty Chimneys: documentary about the environmental effects of air pollution

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1954

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Summary: New Jet Brain Takes Over For Pilot; computer targeting system

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1955

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Summary: New stylish gas-powered lawn mower with talking bird puppet mascot touting the product; really fantastic salesmanship

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1955

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Summary: Comet III aircraft test flight (British airplane)

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1957

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Summary: Pioneer probe launched in attempt to orbit the moon

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1958

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Summary: Farnborough jet research center - how jets are made and tested

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1946

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Summary: British Industries Fair 1948. Various consumer goods are shown.

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1948

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