New York City 1964

New York City 1964

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Five seminal events occurred in New York City in the pivotal year 1964: the qBritish Invasion, q the arrival of the Beatles in February; the murder of Kitty Genovese in Queens in March; the World's Fair that ran in Queens between April and October; the qrace riotsq in Brooklyn and Harlem in July; and the World Series in the Bronx between the New York Yankees and the St. Louis Cardinals. Through an exploration of these landmark events--the biggest thing in pop culture since Elvis's appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, a shocking crime that reportedly went ignored, the last great world's fair, a key moment in the Civil Rights Movement, and a legendary championship game that marked the end of an era--readers will have a better understanding of the social turbulence in New York City and the United States in the mid-1960s.Arrests by the New York City Police Departmenta#39;s Pickpocket and Confidence Squad were way up as both uniformed and ... mayors, governors, senators, and presidents of nations were escorted around the grounds by a Fair official and often given a a€œspeciala€ medal as a parting gift. Moses himself hated to serve as tour guide even for heads of state from foreign countries and thus would very rarely do it, anbsp;...

Title:New York City 1964
Author:Lawrence R. Samuel
Publisher:McFarland - 2014-03-14


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