A Popular History of the Fads, Mavericks, Inventions, and Lore That Shaped Modern America
Baker & Taylor
A tour of twentieth-century events, inventions, and individuals that affected modern American culture notes such influences as Betty Ford, super-absorbent disposable diapers, permanent-press clothing, TV dinners, and black-velvet paintings.
Blackwell North Amer
Veteran journalists Martin J. Smith and Patrick J. Kiger make the offbeat their beat, revealing the odd, surprising, and amusing origins of inexplicable cultural phenomena. From slam dunks to rock 'n' roll punks, permanent press to pantyhose, black velvet painting to point-click culture, high-tech diapers to low-brow entertainment - they cover sports, business, music, media, film, fashion, and science, and explain a lot about why life today is so weird.
An irreverent tour of twentieth-century events, inventions, and individuals that affected modern American culture notes the influences of Betty Ford, super-absorbent disposable diapers, permanent-press clothing, TV dinners, black-velvet paintings, and more.
New York : HarperResource, c2004
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xix, 284 p. ; 24 cm