The Glory and the Dream

by William Manchester
Category: "U.S. History - Cultural"
Year of Publication:1974
Notes:Four decades of American life. The Thirties: The Bonus March, Herbert Hoover, The Great Depression, Little Orphan Annie, Swing, Gone With the Wind. The Forties: Pearl Harbor, Victory Gardens, Casablanca, Hepburn and Tracy, D-Day, Hiroshima. The Fifties: "I Like Ike," Joe McCarthy, the Hula Hoop, TV, the hydrogen bomb, Elvis. The Sixties: The Kennedys, the Beatles, Bay of Pigs, Vietnam, Woodstock. Watergate. There is no fiction that can compete with good gossipy, anecdotal history.
My Rating: 9

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