Tomorrow-Land

The 1964-65 World's Fair and the Transformation of America

Book Description

This New York Times bestseller is a vivid account of the 1964-65 World’s Fair in New York City, a spectacle that embodied the innovation, lunacy, hope, and fear of a dramatic twenty-first century decade—and one that pitted Robert Moses vs. Andy Warhol, brought the vision of Walt Disney together with the Merry Pranksters, featured an Audio-Animatronic Abraham Lincoln and real-life LBJ in the midst of the Civil Rights struggle, and featured much, much more. Tomorrow-Land entertains, informs, and illustrates how the 1964-65 World’s Fair—inside its gates and just outside its gates—represents the cultural and political pivots taken by New York City, America, and the world during the 1960s.

About Tirella, Joseph

Joseph Tirella wrote about Queens for The New York Times’s much missed City Section, and penned pieces for the paper’s Metro and Business Sections. A former Senior Editor at Fortune Small Business, his work has also appeared in Rolling Stone, Vibe, Esquire, Reader’s Digest, the New York Post, the Daily News, Portfolio.com, and MSN.com. He lives in Oakland Gardens, New York.