A Great Idea at the Time: The Rise, Fall, and Curious Afterlife of the Great Books

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Today, the classics written by the proverbial dead white men are cannon fodder in the culture wars, but in the 1950s and 1960s they were a pop culture phenomenon. Beam explores the Great Books mania, in this strangely poignant portrait of America on the threshold of the television age.

A Great Idea at the Time: The Rise, Fall, and Curious Afterlife of the Great Books 2009, PublicAffairs, New York

ISBN-13: 9781586487768

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A Great Idea at the Time: The Rise, Fall, and Curious Afterlife of the Great Books 2008, PublicAffairs, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781586484873

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