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The Mindset Lists of American History: From Typewriters to Text Messages, What Ten Generations of Americans Think Is Normal | [Tom McBride, Ron Nief]

The Mindset Lists of American History: From Typewriters to Text Messages, What Ten Generations of Americans Think Is Normal

Just as high school graduates in 1957 couldn't imagine life without zippers, those of 2009 can't imagine having to enter phone booths and deposit coins in order to call someone from the street corner. Every August, the Mindset List highlights the cultural touchstones that have shaped the lives of that year's incoming college class. Now this fascinating book extends the Mindset List approach to dramatize what it was like to grow up for every American generation since 1880, showcasing the remarkable changes in what Americans have considered "normal" about the world around them.
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Publisher's Summary

Snapshots of the U.S.'s last nine generations - from the creators of the Mindset List media sensation.

Just as high-school graduates in 1957 couldn't imagine life without zippers, those of 2009 can't imagine having to enter phone booths and deposit coins in order to call someone from the street corner. Every August, the Mindset List highlights the cultural touchstones that have shaped the lives of that year's incoming college class. Now this fascinating book extends the Mindset List approach to dramatize what it was like to grow up for every American generation since 1880, showcasing the remarkable changes in what Americans have considered "normal" about the world around them. This book:

  • Expands Tom McBride and Ron Nief's popular annual Mindset Lists to explore the mindset of nine generations of Americans, from 1880 to the future high-school graduates of 2030
  • Offers a novel and absorbing way to understand the frame of reference of Americans through history, whether it's the high-school grads of 1918, who viewed riding an elevator as a thrill second only to roller coasters, or those of 2009, who have always thought of "friend" as an active verb
  • Puts a human face on the evolution of historical changes related to technology, the struggle for rights and equality, the calamities of war and depression, and other areas

The annual Mindset List garners extensive media attention, including on Today, The Early Show, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and Fox, as well as in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, Time magazine, and hundreds of international publications.

Whatever your own generational mindset, this book will give you an entertaining and important new tool for understanding the unique perspective and experience of Americans over more than 150 years.

©2011 Tom McBride and Ron Nief (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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