New York in the fifties

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade & Reference Publishers, 1992 - Social Science - 355 pages
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Wakefield has established his reputation as a novelist, journalist, and chronicler of American life. In New York in the Fifties, he explores a decade in which the "taste, politics, and culture of our society underwent a profound transformation, one that shaped the way we live now". 24 pages of photos.

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The final male generation to wear ties and jackets during their post-teen literary and lifestyle revolt is celebrated with a nostalgic look at the village: sex, jazz, alcohol and real writing (real ... Read full review

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My generation always thinks it began to happen here in the late 1960s. Turns out NYC was pretty cool and interesting place in the Fifties, Mad Men notwithstahding, I grew up reading Wakefield’s journalism here, and this book shines, Read full review

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Copyright

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About the author (1992)

DAN WAKEFIELD's previous books include Creating from the Spirit and The Story of Your Life: Writing a Spiritual Autobiography.

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