The cultural and political history of the watershed decade of the 20th century, as told by the New Yorker.
The 1940s were a decade of upheaval and innovation: they saw the Nuremberg Trials and Israeli statehood, Casablanca and Duke Ellington, smallpox and skyscrapers, FDR and Le Corbusier, zoot suits and Christian Dior. It was also the decade the New Yorker came of age. The same magazine offered its readers the first reporting from Hiroshima and introduced the world to Holden Caulfield, while counting John Hersey, Rebecca West, E.B. White, and Joseph Mitchell among its regular writers.
In this volume, pieces by the pantheon of journalists, novelists and poets that graced the New Yorker's pages in the 1940s are complemented by all new contributions, as the magazine's present star lineup looks back at that tumultuous decade. Here is a book that will enthrall, inform and entertain any history fan in your life.
About the Author
The New Yorker magazine began publishing in 1925, and has long established itself as a singular and singularly beloved institution in America's cultural firmament. With its offices located in New York, the magazine addresses a general-interest readership that is spread across the world, and includes more than a million loyal subscribers who are devoted to the magazine's originality, verve, integrity and wit.
"Think of it as one of Alice's Wonderland potions, to be sipped from occasionally when one is in need of a dose of the extraordinary." The Economist "Great stuff ... it'll take the reader a long, long time to devour everything in it." Sunday Business Post "Endlessly interesting ... If you haven't yet decided where to go this summer, why not try a spell of time-travel to the Forties?" Independent "An embarrassment of riches" Herald "This fascinating book is a must for history fans" The Lady
Number Of Pages: 720
Published: 2nd June 2014
Publisher: Random House
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.3 x 4.6
Weight (kg): 1.05