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Seeing Is Believing: How Hollywood Taught Us to Stop Worrying and Love the Fifties Paperback – 3 Sep 2001

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC; New edition edition (3 Sept. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747556903
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747556909
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 253,294 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Nothing escapes Peter Biskind and he is very funny. His book is indispensable reading for anyone interested in American cinema or recent American history."--Michael Wood, author of "America in the Movies" "A brilliant and imaginative analysis of the political and sexual crosscurrents of the fifties in the movies."--Barbara Ehrenreich, author of "Blood Rites"

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The classic study of fifties movies, culture and society by the best selling author of EASY RIDERS RAGING BULLS

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