From Abba to Zoom: A Pop Culture Encyclopedia of the Late 20th Century
More than 150 million Americans were born after the post-World War II years. Almost all of them know, remember, and hold dear to their hearts the numerous memories that stretch From ABBA to Zoom.
Take a walk . . . down memory lane, you Boomers and Gen Xers! From ABBA to Zoom is sure to grab anyone born in the 1950s, '60s, '70s, or '80s. Whether you grew up watching The Huckleberry Hound Show, Johnny Quest, or Sesame Street, this cultural encyclopedia is sure to draw you into a nostalgic and fun-filled read that you just can't put down.
American pop culture aficionado David Mansour spent 18 years accumulating an extensive collection of dolls, lunch boxes, board games, TV memorabilia, and other items from the 1960s through the '90s. That fascination, along with his lifelong lists--from "best toys" to "all-time coolest singers"--were the genesis for this wide-ranging volume of Boomer and Generation X treasures.
Readers will relish the mere mention of some of their greatest childhood and adolescent connections, then rush to learn the well-researched details behind those icons. Farrah Fawcett's feathered hair, James Bond movies, Lost in Space, Woodstock--it's all here! In page after page, more than 3,000 references arranged alphabetically make this a true trip through the Boom Times. Totally groovy!
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This book is wrong- in the 1976 election the Rabbit did not get the Trix. I distinctly remember voting to give him the Trix and the incredible disappointment when he was denied the cereal as the result are posted. Until someone produces the "results" commercial showing that the people voted to give the rabbit the Trix- this book has it dead wrong. As it turns out I am not alone, there are plenty of people on the internet who recall it as I do.
Review: From Abba to Zoom: A Pop Culture Encyclopedia of the Late 20th CenturyUser Review - David Ward - Goodreads
From Abba to Zoom: A Pop Culture Encyclopedia of the Late 20th Century by David Mansour (Andrews McMeel Publishing 2005)(Nonfiction) is an entertaining and memory-evoking encyclopedia of popular ... Read full review