1964 New York World's Fair

1964 New York World's Fair

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From April 1964 to October 1965, some 52 million people from around the world flocked to the New York World's Fair, an experience that lives on in the memory of many individuals and in America's collective consciousness. Taking a perceptive look back at the last of the great world's fairs, Lawrence R. Samuel offers a thought-provoking portrait of this seminal event and of the cultural climate that surrounded it. Samuel counters critics' assessments of the fair as the ugly duckling of global expositions. millions to celebrate international brotherhood while the conflict in Vietnam came to a boil. This event was perhaps the last time so many from so far could gather to praise harmony while ignoring cruel realities on such a gargantuan scale. This World's Fair glorified the postwar American dream of limitless optimism even as a counterculture of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll came into being.... instantly, aquot; the machinea#39;s instruction manual had to tell readers). Small color TVs from Sharp and Toshiba were there too, moving bus driver John Bressort of Wayne, New Jersey, to declare that he aquot;might buy one of the Sony midget televisionanbsp;...

Title:1964 New York World's Fair
Author: Lawrence R. Samuel
Publisher:Syracuse University Press - 2007

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