Fred Kaplan “1959: The Year Everything Changed”

July 16th, 2009

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We’ve come to believe that America was in a holding pattern in the 1950s, between the horror of a world war and the upheaval of the 1960s and beyond. But in his book “1959: The Year Everything Changed,” Slate columnist Fred Kaplan makes the case that the final year of the ’50s was the actual fountain of so much of that upheaval that we incorrectly attribute to the decade that followed.

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