ATY 2020 - Books Based on "We Didn't Start the Fire"

List created for the Around the Year in 52 Prompts Challenge

A book about an event or era in history taken from the Billy Joel song "We Didn't Start the Fire"
You can find the song lyrics HERE

TOPICS MENTIONED
Thanks to dalex for these categories!

POLITICIANS
Harry Truman, Joe McCarthy, Ray Cohn, Richard Nixon, Richard Nixon Back Again, Eisenhower, Rockefeller, Juan Peron, Charles de Gaulle, Castro, Kennedy, JFK Blown Away, British Politician Sex, Ho Chi Minh, Begin, Regan

ROYALTY
England’s Got a New Queen, Princess Grace

RELIGIOUS FIGURES
Pope Paul, Malcolm X

OTHER PEOPLE
Walter Winchell, (George) Santayana Goodbye

NEWSWORTHY EVENTS
Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Payola, Belgians in the Congo, Budapest, Lebanon, Eichmann, Bay of Pigs Invasion, Watergate, Heavy Metal Suicide, Starkweather Homicide, Mafia, Foreign Debts, Homeless Vets, Crack

SEGREGATION - RACE RELATIONS
Alabama, Little Rock, Ole Miss, Bernie Goetz

SPACE
Sputnik, Space Monkey, John Glenn, Moon Shot, Sally Ride

SCIENCE & MEDICINE
Einstein, Vaccine, Children Of Thalidomide, Birth Control, AIDS, Hypodermics on the Shore

KOREA
North Korea South Korea, Panmunjom, Syngman Rhee

VIETNAM
Dien Bien Phu Falls

CHINA
Red China , Chou En-Lai, China’s Under Martial Law

EGYPT
Nassar, Trouble in the Suez

RUSSIA - COMMUNISM
Joseph Stalin Malenkov, Khrushchev, Communist Bloc, U2, Berlin, Russians in Afghanistan

MIDDLE EAST
Palestine, Terror on the Airlines, Ayatollah's In Iran

MOVIE STARS
Doris Day, Bardot, Marilyn Monroe
Brando, James Dean

MOVIES
Bridge on The River Kwai, Ben Hur, Psycho, Lawrence of Arabia

BOOKS
The Catcher in the Rye, Peyton Place, Dr. Zhivago, On the Road, Hemingway, Stranger in a Strange Land

MUSIC & MUSICIANS
Rock Around the Clock, Johnnie Ray, Liberace, Prokofiev, Toscanini, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chubby Checker, Dylan, British Beatlemania, Woodstock, Punk Rock

MUSICALS
South Pacific, The King and I, Peter Pan

SPORTS
Joe DiMaggio, Campanella, Brooklyn’s Got a Winning Team, Mickey Mantle, California Baseball, Sugar Ray, Marciano, Liston Beats Patterson

POP CULTURE
Dacron, Studebaker, Edsel is a No-Go, Television, Davy Crockett, Disneyland, Hula Hoops, Wheel of Fortune, Rock and Roller Cola Wars

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message 1: by Chrissy (new)

Chrissy There is another listopia with this same theme, and it has a good selection. I got most of my ideas there, and copied over my top picks to our list.


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Emily Bourque Oh thanks! I didn't even think to check, but I appreciate that!


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