By David Halberstam
The Fifties is a sweeping social, political, financial, and cultural background of the 10 years that Halberstam regards as seminal in identifying what our kingdom is this present day. Halberstam bargains photos of not just the titans of the age: Eisenhower Dulles, Oppenheimer, MacArthur, Hoover, and Nixon, but in addition of Harley Earl, who positioned fins on autos; Dick and Mac McDonald and Ray Kroc, who heavily produced the yankee hamburger; Kemmons Wilson, who positioned his vacation lodges alongside the nation's roadsides; U-2 pilot Gary Francis Powers; Grace Metalious, who wrote Peyton position; and "Goody" Pincus, who led the staff that invented the Pill.
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Born in 1770, also in Virginia, Clark had a much different childhood. Unlike Lewis, who was raised a proper gentleman, Clark was of the lesser gentry. Self-educated, though well read, Clark joined the army in 1789 and was to serve largely in Indian affairs. Despite only being twenty-six years old, Clark retired from military life on July 4, 1796, due to poor health. He returned to his family plantation in Kentucky where he would peacefully remain, 62 The Corpse of Discovery until the fateful day an old colleague suggested him for the adventure of a lifetime.
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