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Images of America #1964: The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair: Creation and Legacy

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When the gates of the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair swung open on April 24, 1964, the first of more than 51 million lucky visitors entered, ready to witness the cutting edge of worldwide technology and progress. Faced with a disappointing lack of foreign participants due to political contention, the fair instead showcased the best of American industry and science. While multimillion-dollar pavilions predicted colonies on the moon and hotels under the ocean, other forecasts, such as the promises of computer technology, have surpassed even the most optimistic predictions of the fair. The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair: Creation and Legacy uses rare, previously unpublished photographs to examine the creation of the fair and the legacies left behind for future generations.

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When the gates of the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair swung open on April 24, 1964, the first of more than 51 million lucky visitors entered, ready to witness the cutting edge of worldwide technology and progress. Faced with a disappointing lack of foreign participants due to political contention, the fair instead showcased the best of American industry and science. While multimillion-dollar pavilions predicted colonies on the moon and hotels under the ocean, other forecasts, such as the promises of computer technology, have surpassed even the most optimistic predictions of the fair. The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair: Creation and Legacy uses rare, previously unpublished photographs to examine the creation of the fair and the legacies left behind for future generations.

About the Author

Bill Cotter and Bill Young are well-known experts on the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair. Authors of The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair, they have contributed to numerous other books, magazine articles, and documentaries on the fair. They also host two popular Web sites devoted to the study and appreciation of this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738557458
Author:
Cotter, Bill (edt)
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Author:
Cotter, Bill
Author:
Young, Bill
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/60s
Subject:
Fairs
Subject:
Exhibitions
Subject:
Exhibitions -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
Fairs - New York (State) - New York
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
EXP
Subject:
NY
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Eve
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of America
Series Volume:
1964
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.10x6.30x.40 in. .70 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , When the gates of the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair swung open on April 24, 1964, the first of more than 51 million lucky visitors entered, ready to witness the cutting edge of worldwide technology and progress. Faced with a disappointing lack of foreign participants due to political contention, the fair instead showcased the best of American industry and science. While multimillion-dollar pavilions predicted colonies on the moon and hotels under the ocean, other forecasts, such as the promises of computer technology, have surpassed even the most optimistic predictions of the fair. The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair: Creation and Legacy uses rare, previously unpublished photographs to examine the creation of the fair and the legacies left behind for future generations.
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