LA Times 50's Decade Book - Gift Details
The Los Angeles Times newspaper book uses reprinted coverage from this dominant U.S publication to create a fascinating reportage history of the key events throughout the 1950s.
After the upheaval of World War II, there is still focus on post-war Germany as occupation troops leave the country and a new government is elected.
The conflict in Korea is covered in detail throughout the beginning of the book, along with the eventual truce in July 1953. And with the Cold War getting into full swing, various reports on the escalating tensions are also included alongside Stalin’s death in March 1953. Rising tension in Cuba and the Suez Crisis also feature regularly.
Conflict aside, there’s coverage of King George of Britain's death in February 1952, and the subsequent coronation of Queen Elizabeth in June 1953. On the political side of things, there’s plenty on Eisenhower’s two terms, including the landslide election victory over Adlai E. Stevenson in 1956. There are also several articles about the creation of the H-Bomb, the Russians launch their first satellite to orbit the earth, along with a swift second satellite that has a dog on board.
There is also great coverage of the decade's Hollywood stars, Clark Gable elopes and Joan Crawford gets married for the fourth time. The biggest film set fire in history hits the headlines in May 1952 as 8 acres of the Warner Studios are destroyed.
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Your 1950s Decade book can be personalized by adding the recipient’s Name and a Message to the certificate label on the title page. The recipient’s Name can also be gold-embossed on the front cover of the book for free.
The book measures 12.5 x 15” and comes in a green hardback that’s finished off with gold embossing on the front. Features 100 stories + two cover pages (contains 102 pages in total).