A Humorous Account of America's Past: 1945 to 2001

by Richard T. Stanley


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/27/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 408
ISBN : 9781462010318
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 408
ISBN : 9781462010301

About the Book

In 1945, the United States was the most powerful nation in the world. But an “Iron Curtain” soon surrounded Eastern Europe, and by 1950, Americans were fighting in Korea. In 1952, “I Like IKE!” swept the nation, and the Fabulous Fifties began. GM sold the most cars, gas was 29 cents a gallon, and a new house cost $9,000. In 1955, following President Eisenhower’s “mild” heart attack, America’s favorite “sick joke” had Vice President Dick Nixon greeting Ike at the White House by saying, “Welcome back. . . May I race you up the stairs?”

The Fabulous Fifties of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley gave way to riots, Hippies, and The Beatles during the Radical Sixties. The 1960’s began with JFK’s “New Frontier,” grew into LBJ’s “Great Society” and the Vietnam War, and ended with Nixon’s “Silent Majority” and men on the moon. Soon, Nixon resigned, Ford stumbled, Carter’s brother sold “Billy Beer,” and the star of Bedtime for Bonzo led the popular “Reagan Revolution.” In 1989, Reagan’s “Evil Empire” collapsed. Soon, George Bush was victorious over Iraq and Panama, and lost to Bill Clinton in 1992. Clinton was eventually impeached, and was later replaced by another Bush. Want more details? Read my book.


About the Author

DR. STANLEY earned masters’ degrees from Long Beach State and Whittier College, and an Ed.D. from Pepperdine University. He taught American Government at the high school and adult school levels before becoming a school administer. He recently retired after many years as a successful adult school principal.