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Paperback The 80s: A Look Back at the Tumultuous Decade 1980-1989 Book

ISBN: 0894801198

ISBN13: 9780894801198

The 80s: A Look Back at the Tumultuous Decade 1980-1989

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Picture essay of 1980s

This book was bought as a reference book for my son to participate in National Academic Games; however, it was a picture essay--great memories but not must for reference.

Where Were You In '82?

Ahh, the 1980s. Those, my friend, were good times. Correction. Great times. Remember in 1982,when Disney bought the UK and opened the United Magic Kingdom theme park? Or the oil glut, when the trillion gallons of heretofore undicovered crude under Kansas assured America that "We're Eating More Oil Than Ever Before!" Or in 1984, when the movie musical extravaganza "Rats!" took the work of George Orwell, the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, and created something so good, so powerful, that we were all forced to stop watching "Hello, Larry" for two glorious hours? Christopher Cerf and Tony Hendra do.Written in 1979 by some of the more important supporting cast of the oringional National Lampoon, this book was both a hilarious work of satire and a totally inaccurate guide to the future. Not since Vietnamization has the future been so completely mispredicted. It is probably one of the last entries into that giddy generation of printed satire that began with the Lampoon in the 1970s. Evil, cruel and ridiculous humor met on the printed page with a ferocity and accuracy that Lewis Grizzard never quite could get down pat. Erma Bombeck, though...that's and entirely identical story.If you find it, get it. If you can't, sit shivering alone in the dark, watcing Falco, eating Jelly Shoes, listening to your cassettes of Tip and the O'Neils, and wondering where it all went so terribly right.
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