1959 Gets Its Due

When Calvin Trillin found out that his friend Fred Kaplan was writing a book about the year 1959, he asked why Kaplan was wasting his time on “the most boring year of the century.”

On the NewYorker.com, George Packer says Kaplan knew what he was doing;

You’d be amazed how much stuff was going on in the unpromising year 1959, and how it all comes under the heading of breaking the chains of the old and embracing the new.

1959 has captured others’ imaginations as well; it will be featured on the upcoming CBS Sunday Morning as well as in George Will’s syndicated Washington Post column the same day.

And, it doesn’t get better than this, Renee Zellweger was recently photographed carrying the book.

1959: The Year Everything Changed
Fred Kaplan
Retail Price: $27.95
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Wiley – (2009-06-15)
ISBN / EAN: 0470387815 / 9780470387818

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