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From ABBA to Zoom: A Pop Culture Encyclopaedia of the Late 20th Century
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 encyclopaedia 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!