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Book details
  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:United States / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:254
  • eBook ISBN:9798350908640
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350908633

Were the Fifties Really Fabulous?

The Inside Scoop About America’s Golden Age

by Ann Freedlander Hunt

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Do you know what the Red Scare was? Who was the President of the United States in 1952? What were some of the television shows that premiered during this decade? What do you know about the Korean War? Learn about these topics and more by reading this book.
Do you ever wish for safer times? Is the world simpler now? Was our country safer in the 1950s? Was that decade really fabulous? Were you happy then? If you hadn't been born yet, what do you know about the fifties? Did your parents tell you about it? For some, it was a happier and an easier time. For others, the opposite is true. The average price of gasoline in 1950 was about a quarter and White Castle Hamburgers cost a dime. Car designs were at their peak. Families dressed up to go shopping. Kids made up games and played outside all day until it got dark. Elvis Presley and Pat Boone were very cool back then. Or were they way cool? Teenagers danced to the new sound of rock and roll. The Golden Age of Television began in the fifties. The Cold War and a period of unprecedented economic growth were a large part of the decade as well. It was a different world. Step into the past and experience it again or for the first time. You'll feel swell!
About the author
Ann Freedlander Hunt is a lifelong Wooster, Ohio resident. She's the great-granddaughter of David Freedlander who founded Freedlander's in 1884. Her grandfather, Herman and Father, Harold, worked side by side for many years to build a significant retail business. The independent department store was owned and run by her family for 105 years. She was involved in the family business for quite some time. Ann graduated from Ashland College with a B.S. in Education. In addition to being involved in retail management in her family's business, she spent a number of years as an educator. She and her husband enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends. Ann loves to sing, plays piano, and enjoys traveling and reading. Her first book is Gone but Not Forgotten: A Freedlander Legacy. Ann and her husband, Bob have two daughters and two grandsons.