Fifties & Sixties:
A Lifestyle Revolution
By Miriam Akhtar & Steve Humphries
192 pages, Illustrated, 7 3/4 x 10"
$33.50 Paper Original
This is a beautifully illustrated book that provides a fresh and original perspective
on the 1950s and '60s. It uses the intimate stories of those who lived through
these momentous decades to reveal how our way of life was transformed, and explores
the path from rationing rock 'n' roll, military service to the mini-skirt, and
the age of austerity to the Swinging Sixties. It reveals how post war prosperity
brought new homes, mod cons, more adventurous food and drink, motoring for the
masses, daring new fashions, the Pill, the sexual revolution, pop music and
the rise of teenage generation.
While there were social problems during these two decades - such as inner-city
poverty, racial tensions and a rise in the numbers of teenage mothers - the
majority enjoyed a huge improvement in their quality of life. Drawing from interviews
from the ITV series The Fifties and the Sixties and written by producers Miriam
Akhtar and Steve Humphries, this book is illustrated with over a hundred photographs,
and includes contemporary advertisements and images of products from the time.
It's a book that provides a fascinating and colorful insight into an era that
changed people's lifestyles for ever.
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