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The Resource The nineties, Chuck Klosterman

The nineties, Chuck Klosterman

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The nineties
Title
The nineties
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Chuck Klosterman
Title variation
  • Nineties
  • 90's
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a book
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eng
Summary
It was long ago, but not as long as it seems: The Berlin Wall fell and the Twin Towers collapsed. In between, one presidential election was allegedly decided by Ross Perot while another was plausibly decided by Ralph Nader. In the beginning, almost every name and address was listed in a phone book, and everyone answered their landlines because you didn?t know who it was. By the end, exposing someone?s address was an act of emotional violence, and nobody picked up their new cell phone if they didn?t know who it was. The 90s brought about a revolution in the human condition we?re still groping to understand. Happily, Chuck Klosterman is more than up to the job. Beyond epiphenomena like "Cop Killer" and Titanic and Zima, there were wholesale shifts in how society was perceived: the rise of the internet, pre-9/11 politics, and the paradoxical belief that nothing was more humiliating than trying too hard. Pop culture accelerated without the aid of a machine that remembered everything, generating an odd comfort in never being certain about anything. On a 90?s Thursday night, more people watched any random episode of Seinfeld than the finale of Game of Thrones. But nobody thought that was important; if you missed it, you simply missed it. It was the last era that held to the idea of a true, hegemonic mainstream before it all began to fracture, whether you found a home in it or defined yourself against it. In The Nineties, Chuck Klosterman makes a home in all of it: the film, the music, the sports, the TV, the politics, the changes regarding race and class and sexuality, the yin/yang of Oprah and Alan Greenspan. In perhaps no other book ever written would a sentence like, “The video for ?Smells Like Teen Spirit? was not more consequential than the reunification of Germany” make complete sense. Chuck Klosterman has written a multi-dimensional masterpiece, a work of synthesis so smart and delightful that future historians might well refer to this entire period as Klostermanian.
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1972-
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Klosterman, Chuck
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Read by Chuck Klosterman and Dion Graham
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  • Graham, Dion
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  • Popular culture
  • Nineteen nineties
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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The nineties, Chuck Klosterman
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Audio book
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digital storage
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stereophonic
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource(1 sound file (12hr.,39min.,13sec.))
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780593555552
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912p7g9
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Electronic reproduction.
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sound
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digital recording
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  • Format: MP3
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Label
The nineties, Chuck Klosterman
Link
Publication
Note
Audio book
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource(1 sound file (12hr.,39min.,13sec.))
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780593555552
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
912p7g9
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
(MnSpTMCL)912p7g9
System details
  • Format: MP3
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 347.6 MB)
Tape configuration
not applicable
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not applicable

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