Re: RARA-AVIS: The fifties

From: Mario Taboada (
Date: 03 Oct 2003

<<What did you think of Halberstam's book THE FIFTIES, Mario? I've got a copy of it but I'm afraid to read it because I might drop it and break my foot. The darn thing is huge.>>

It's informative, particularly about popular culture. For example, he covers the Spillane phenomenon. What bothers me is Halberstam's nostalgic tone. I would prefer a more dispassionate account. Despite its faults, it's well-written and worth reading for what it does cover.



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