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Teenage Confidential: An Illustrated History of the American Teen
When did those awkward, tormented creatures known as teenagers first crawl out of the primordial ooze and into American culture? Believe it or not, they didn't always exist. It was not until World War II, with grown men off fighting and grown women working in factories, that adolescents were left idle and unsupervised long enough to wreak havoc. In the forties, fifties, ...more
Paperback, 132 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by Chronicle Books
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Dec 29, 2015 Crystal Demsky rated it it was ok · review of another edition
Although the photos, vintage advertisements, and posters are great, this book's text leaves much to be desired. It's almost as if the book didn't get proofed. While the text offers some interesting facts about the impact of teenage culture on American society, it lacks depth. If you enjoy vintage advertising and fashion history, you will enjoy the images; however, if you are looking for a well-written social history of the topic, read another book.