From Abba to Zoom

From Abba to Zoom

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More than 150 million Americans were born after the post-World War II years. Almost all of them know, remember, and hold dear to their hearts the numerous memories that stretch From ABBA to Zoom. Take a walk . . . down memory lane, you Boomers and Gen Xers! From ABBA to Zoom is sure to grab anyone born in the 1950s, '60s, '70s, or '80s. Whether you grew up watching The Huckleberry Hound Show, Johnny Quest, or Sesame Street, this cultural encyclopedia is sure to draw you into a nostalgic and fun-filled read that you just can't put down. American pop culture aficionado David Mansour spent 18 years accumulating an extensive collection of dolls, lunch boxes, board games, TV memorabilia, and other items from the 1960s through the '90s. That fascination, along with his lifelong lists--from qbest toysq to qall-time coolest singersq--were the genesis for this wide-ranging volume of Boomer and Generation X treasures. Readers will relish the mere mention of some of their greatest childhood and adolescent connections, then rush to learn the well-researched details behind those icons. Farrah Fawcett's feathered hair, James Bond movies, Lost in Space, Woodstock--it's all here! In page after page, more than 3, 000 references arranged alphabetically make this a true trip through the Boom Times. Totally groovy!FYI: Hot pants were variously known as cool pants, happy legs, les shorts, shortcuts, and shortootsies. ... The downside to the look was that many girls were left with the ends of their hair split and frizzy from daily use of the hot appliance. Teen model ... Currently, the a€œfastest cars in the worlda€ are treasured collectibles, as many men today grew up playing with them as boys. ... This hub of the household has wallpaper printed with mushrooms on it and a floor done in h fake -brick linoleum.

Title:From Abba to Zoom
Author:David Mansour
Publisher:Andrews McMeel Publishing - 2011-06-01


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