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Mindset Lists of American History From Typewriters to Text Messages, What Ten Generations of Americans Think Is Normal

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ISBN-10: 0470876239

ISBN-13: 9780470876237

Edition: 2011

Authors: Tom McBride, Ron Nief

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Snapshots of the U.S.'s last nine generations?from the creators of the Mindset List media sensation Just as high school graduates in 1957 couldn't imagine life without zippers, those of 2009 can't imagine having to enter phone booths and deposit coins in order to call someone from the street corner.?Every August, the Mindset List highlights the cultural touchstones that have shaped the lives of that year's incoming college class. Now this fascinating book extends the Mindset List approach to dramatize what it was like to grow up for every American generation since 1880, showcasing the remarkable changes in what Americans have considered "normal" about the world around them. Expands Tom…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 7/1/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 5.82" wide x 8.25" long x 0.95" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Introduction: Generations Have Always Had Mindsets
Class of 1898: Women Have Always Ridden Bicycles
Class of 1918: Rum Has Always Been Demonic
Class of 1931: They've Always Been Spoiled by Zippers
Class of 1944: The Shadow Has Always Known
Class of 1957: Fluoride Has Always Been Controversial
Class of 1970: Magazines Have Always Been Mad
Class of 1983: There Has Always Been the Grateful Dead
Class of 1996: Michelangelo Has Always Been a Turtle
Class of 2009: They've Never Dialed a Telephone
Class of 2026: They've Never Needed a Key for Anything
Conclusion: We Have Always Bent-But Have Never Been Broken