Saturday, March 21, 2009

1982 Knoxville Worlds Fair Book

This morning I read Martha Rose Woodward's book the 1982 World's Fair book. The book published by Arcadia. Brian's Blog previewed this book the weekend prior to the release date. Read the preview, here.

This book is like jumping in the Back To The Future Time car with Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and traveling back 26 years to the World's Fair when our "scruffy little city" hosted the world.

This book was well written from the perspective of someone attending the Fair 26 years after it closed and it is also written with the prespective of both those in favor of the World's Fair and even the group that opposed the World's Fair. It details the bumps in the road like too few bathrooms. The bathroom snafu was fixed with temporary restrooms. But in the end, the World's Fair was successful and this is a good addition to your library to show your children and grandchildren how and when the world came to Knoxville.

Visit the publisher here to buy the book or buy it on Amazon here.

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