In 1945, the United States was the most powerful nation in the world. But an qIron Curtainq soon surrounded Eastern Europe, and by 1950, Americans were fighting in Korea. In 1952, qI Like IKE!q 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 qmildq heart attack, America's favorite qsick jokeq had Vice President Dick Nixon greeting Ike at the White House by saying, qWelcome back. . . May I race you up the stairs?q 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 qNew Frontier, q grew into LBJ's qGreat Societyq and the Vietnam War, and ended with Nixon's qSilent Majorityq and men on the moon. Soon, Nixon resigned, Ford stumbled, Carter's brother sold qBilly Beer, q and the star of Bedtime for Bonzo led the popular qReagan Revolution.q In 1989, Reagan's qEvil Empireq 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.George and Jeb were successful; Neila#39;s Colorado-based Silverado Savings and Loan dealings with his oil-drilling company led to scandaL In 1982, in order to encourage more capital investment in Americaa#39;s growing economy, Presidentanbsp;...
|Title||:||A Humorous Account of America's Past, 1945 to 2001|
|Author||:||Richard T. Stanley|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2011-04|