1939 by David Gelernter
The Lost World of the Fair

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1939 evokes a time when America and the world were unknowingly poised on the brink of an irrevocable transformation. Gelernter gives readers a virtual reality picture of the 1939 World's Fair, and the passionate feelings it still evokes in those who were there. Illustrations.
 

About David Gelernter

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About the Author: David Gelernter is Associate Professor of Computer Science at Yale University and an expert in programming languages and methods, and in artificial intelligence.
 
Published May 1, 1995 by Free Press. 418 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction

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A readable but peculiar blend of fact and fiction aiming to give a visitors'-eye view of the 1939 New York World's Fair.

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Using the perspective of fictional characters, Gelernter presents an affectionate account of the 1939 World's Fair in New York City.

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Entertainment Weekly

At the New York World's Fair of 1939-40 (''Building the World of Tomorrow'') visitors tried to imagine us, the rosy late-20th-century future.

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