1959 : the year everything changed / Fred Kaplan

Author(s): Kaplan, Fred M
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Subjects: History, Modern--1945-1989
Civilization, Modern--1950-
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley & Sons, c2009
LC Classification: D
Physical Description: xiii, 322 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Timeline
1. Breaking the Chains 1
2. A Visitor from the East 8
3. The Philosopher of Hip 15
4. Generations Howling 26
5. The Cosmonaut of Inner Space 39
6. The End of Obscenity 45
7. Sickniks 55
8. Thinking about the Unthinkable 63
9. The Race for Space 72
10. Toppling the Tyranny of Numbers 76
11. The Assault on the Chord 84
12. Revolutionary Euphoria 94
13. Breaking the Logjam, Hitting the Wall 105
14. The Frontier's Dark Side 116
15. The New Language of Diplomacy 125
16. Sparking the Powder Keg 133
17. Civilizations in the Stars 149
18. A Great Upward Swoop of Movement 157
19. Blurring Art and Life 169
20. Seeing the Invisible 181
21. The Off-Hollywood Movie 188
22. The Shape of Jazz to Come 198
23. Dancing in the Streets 212
24. Andromeda Freed from Her Chains 221
25. New Frontiers 233
Acknowledgments 245
Notes 249
Credits 309
Index 311
Alternate Titles: Nineteen fifty nine
Notes: LCCN: 2008045529
ISBN: 9780470387818 (cloth)
ISBN: 0470387815 (cloth)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Breaking the chains -- A visitor from the East -- The philosopher of hip -- Generations howling -- The cosmonaut of inner space -- The end of obscenity -- Sickniks -- Thinking about the unthinkable -- The race for space -- Toppling the tyranny of numbers -- The assault on the chord -- Revolutionary euphoria -- Breaking the logjam, hitting the wall -- The frontier's dark side -- The new language of diplomacy -- Sparking the powder keg -- Civilization in the stars -- A great upward swoop of movement -- Blurring art and life -- Seeing the invisible -- The off-Hollywood movie -- The shape of jazz to come -- Dancing in the streets -- Andromeda freed from her chains -- New frontiers
OCLC Number: 276138070
ISBN/ISSN: 9780470387818
0470387815