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1945 marked the end of World War II and the beginning of the power, politics and prosperity of the post-war years. The presidency passed from Truman to Eisenhower and millions migrated from the city to the suburbs. The Cold War loomed, babies boomed, and modern families became the bull’s-eye of the mass market. Americans turned-on their TVs, tuned-in their radios, and engaged in the latest fads.

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Chapter 1—Truman (12:47)
Assuming office after the death of FDR, Harry S. Truman was an unlikely president, but he successfully guided the nation through a critical period in its history.
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Chapter 2—I Like Ike (11:31)
President Dwight D. Eisenhower provided steady, trusted leadership during a period of rapid economic expansion and treacherous foreign affairs.
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Chapter 3—Boom Times (12:32)
During the post-World War II era, the American "way of life" was radically transformed by changes in transportation, employment, entertainment and lifestyle.


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