1939 evokes a time when America and the world were unknowingly poised on the brink of an irrevocable transformation. Gelernter gives readers a virtual reality picture of the 1939 World's Fair, and the passionate feelings it still evokes in those who were there. Illustrations.
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Book Description Free Press, New York, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. First Edition, First Printing. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. -------- 1939 evokes a time when America and the world were unknowingly poised on the brink of an irrevocable transformation. Gelernter gives readers a virtual reality picture of the 1939 World's Fair, and the passionate feelings it still evokes in those who were there.Illustrated with period photographs. Bookseller Inventory # 007940
Book Description The Free Press, New York, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. New. Very light shelfwear. The jacket is in new mylar. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. History. Bookseller Inventory # 032663
Book Description Free Press, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0028740025
Book Description Free Press, New York, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. New book, unmarked and urnread, in crisp dust jacket with 1/4" edgetear. 8 plates of b&w photos; 418 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 27357
Book Description FP div. Simon & Schuster, New York, 1995. Hard Cover in Dust Jacket. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Photos (illustrator). First Edition. 1995 Hardcover book in original dust Jacket , with photos intact. Brand New from 1995 publisher; Never opened, Never read. * Please note, there is a 1-1/2 " black feltpen line bottom edge. Intact soft paper jacket has faint mark to front edge, not interfering with the great graphics. Book size 6 x 8-1/4 x 1-1/2" thick; weighs 1-1/2 pounds. 418 deckle-edged pages with index + illustrated with 16 pages glossy B&W archival photographs + double-page matte B&W map of the site on front and back endpages - maps are flat, not fold-out.Handsome book ; Navy blue boards with Gold gilt title impressed onto white linen spine ; in textured soft-paper jacket with artwork by John Cruz. Author David Gelernter is Professor of Computer Science at Yale University, and author of The Muse in the Machine. In this brilliant book, he has given us all a glimpse at the world of 1939 New York, through the World's Fair there that year. The names have been changed, ( except for the famous ), but the tales are all true. He spoke with people who were there to research his book; some attended ten times or more, and studied the history of the generation that built it, to show the life and times of America in 1939, just before the Second World War. The theme of the World's Fair that year was The Future - Futurama was a big exhibit - and the future was now as far as the modern New Yorker was concerned - they couldn't get enough of the great fair and of the products it promoted. Television , Nylon stockings , the Fax machine , Flourescent lighting , FM Radio, and long distance telephone calls were all shown off at the fair that year. There was such hope in the glorious future to come. There were exhibits on Democracy , and lots of big band music; the 1939 fair even invented the peep show , and there was an avant garde exhibit by Salvador Dali , underwater, no less, featuring live half nude beautiful female models - no wonder so many attended over and over again ! AT&T , Ford , DuPont, and General Motors were all there and it was opened by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. From a former garbage dump in Flushing , Queens, arose what was considered 'the greatest show of all time'. Brings the fair to life, and the life and times into focus, for those who love a good story that really happened, and the history of the 1930s. Author Ray Bradbury said of this book : " The New York World's Fair 1939 ! I was there, this book is it ! " . Photographs include the Perisphere , inside the Futurama where you'd get 'a perfect illusion of flying ' ; the view of the fairgrounds from Manhattan ; the view of Manhattan from the fairgrounds ; FDR in his opening address; pavilions, and more. This book is " 1939 - The Lost World of the Fair " , by David Gelernter , 1995 Hard cover book in original DJ , published by FP division of Simon & Schuster , New York *** Secure packing, Safe shipping, since 1965 *** Size: 6 x 8-1/4 x 1-1/2 ". Bookseller Inventory # 91113
Book Description Free Press, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110028740025
Book Description Free Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0028740025 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0007147
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800287400271.0