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Fair America
World's Fairs in the United States
Written by Robert W. Rydell, John E. Findling and Kimberly Pelle


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: March 17, 2000
Price: $15.95

Since their inception with New York’s Crystal Palace Exhibition in the mid-nineteenth century, world’s fairs have introduced Americans to “exotic” pleasures such as belly dancing and the Ferris Wheel; pathbreaking technologies such as telephones and X rays; and futuristic architectural, landscaping, and transportation schemes. Billed by their promoters as “encyclopedias of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Fair America
World's Fairs in the United States
Written by Robert W. Rydell, John E. Findling and Kimberly Pelle


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $15.95

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